The other day I was talking to my Mom about fears and conquering them, and it brought to light the differences in generations between her and me. In her mind, fears a lot of the time are just a part of life, meaning, they shouldn't really be conquered or faced. The way most of my generation thinks though is the complete opposite. We want to face them, conquer them, and share our stories of course via Twitter and Instagram. I used to have a fear of needles at one point, and the way I conquered that fear was by getting a tattoo. Oh, I also used to have a fear of heights, but not the standing on a high balcony fear of heights. I mean the roller coaster death-drop fear of heights. I used to go to theme parks or the local county fair with my friends and enjoy the sights while my friends would go crazy on all the super scary tall rides. Two years ago, I went with my bets friends to the county fair and rode EVERY SINGLE RIDE in that park. I can accurately say I conquered that fear, and then some. It was awesome, exhilarating, a huge thrill! My Mom, on the other hand, has fears that range from normal and conquerable (such as snakes) to the unconquerable (such as the fear of not having enough time in the day to do all her tasks and errands). Every day my Mom wakes up super early, and every day she has a never-ending list of things to do: work, more work, groceries, pet supplies, cooking, cleaning, novelas, laundry, sleep, repeat. Some days her schedule is so hectic she doesn't even have time to make breakfast for herself, and much less lunch. She then goes throughout her day on an empty stomach and taking those 5-Hour Energy Shots, that is, until I found this recipe for her. What caught my eye was the part of the recipe that said the prep time was 5 minutes. 5 minutes! Even my Mom can take out 5 minutes of her day to make these satisfying and healthy wraps for her and for my Dad. They're great for breakfast, lunch, a quick snack, or even a pre- or post-workout meal. For those of you who work out, you can go ahead and add more egg whites or ham in order to up the protein count for your daily intake needs. Also, I'm sure the ham can be replaced with turkey or chicken, whichever you feel like using as a substitute. Happy wrapping everyone and let me know what you think!
Ham and Egg Wraps
adapted from: Comida y Familia Otoño 2009 by Kraft Foods
*makes: 2 wraps*
"Serve them with fruit!"
1 large whole egg
3 large egg whites
6 slices smoked ham, chopped
2 large flour tortillas
1/4 cup 2% milk finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1) Scramble together the whole egg, egg whites, and ham. Heat a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the egg mixture; cook it for 3 minutes or until set, stirring occasionally.
2) Put the egg mixture in the center of each tortilla; add the cheese on top. Fold in the opposite sides of each tortilla, then roll up like a burrito.