Rise and shine with a breakfast burrito of champions

shutterstock_29327092Breakfast is touted as the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the most neglected one. Eating a morning meal, however, is beneficial to your brain, body and overall wellbeing.

Early risers who take a break from their busy morning to breakfast like champs experience heightened concentration levels. After a long night’s sleep, breakfast restores glucose in your body– an essential carbohydrate your brain needs to function at its best.

Similarly, a balancedbreakfast helps you avoid a mid-morning crash, and boostsyour body’s energy – along with your mood. Moreover, eating breakfast curbs the risk of disease, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Without a doubt, getting into the habit of eating a morning meal is good for your health. But with eggs, meat and dairy typically taking over the breakfast table,those with certain dietary restrictions can find breakfast a challenge.

However,with some simple modifications to your morning meals, and help from your friends at Toffuti, you can skip the snooze button to instead rise and shine to a breakfast that will keep you going all day long.

Spicy southwestern burritos

1 cup red bell pepper, diced,

1 cup button mushrooms, sliced

4 green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

½ tsp. ground cumin

¼ tsp. ground turmeric

1 14-oz. pkg. medium tofu, drained and crumbled

2 Tofutti Soy Cheese Slices

½ tsp. hot sauce



Homemade or store-bought salsa

Avocado slices

Freshly chopped cilantro

Toffuti Sour Supreme

Hot sauce

Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking oil. Add the garlic, bell pepper and mushrooms and sauté for about five minutes, or until tender. Add green onions, cumin, and turmeric, and cook for one minute more.

Add thecrumbledtofu and hot sauce, and cook until all liquid has cooked off. Add Tofutti Soy Cheese Slices into the mix, and stir until melted. Serve wrapped in a tortilla with salsa, avocado, cilantro and a dollop of Sour Supreme. Add hot sauce to taste.

What are your favourite dairy-free or vegan breakfast recipes?