Single-Serve Healthy Migas

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Cambria Glosz

Cambria Glosz, MS, RD
Nutritional Reviewer

Scrambled eggs are great, but have you tried migas?! Migas is a breakfast dish made with leftover bread or tortillas, eggs, and flavor boosters like cheese, hot sauce, and avocado. It is one of the best things to make when you think you have nothing to eat. We also give this recipe bonus points because it is loaded with protein and balanced with carbs to keep you satiated and full until your next meal. 

Migas is a quick and nutrient-packed breakfast recipe that we are so excited to share with you! If you like tortillas and eggs (kitchen staples for us!), then we think you’ll love our migas recipe. It comes together in just 10 minutes and is guaranteed to keep you full longer than just a cup of coffee or a piece of fruit that you might otherwise grab when you’re pressed for time.

Picture this..it’s a Tuesday morning, and all you have on your schedule is work. But then you remember! You have the 5 ingredients needed to make our migas recipe! Your imaginary day just got a whole lot better! 

Something about starting your day with a feel-good breakfast can truly make all the difference. When you set yourself up for the day with one good choice, the rest of your daily choices likely follow suit. Think of our migas recipe as setting the stage for a nutritious day!

Why are migas called migas?

Okay, it’s time we tell you the story behind the name. “Migas” in Spanish translates to “crumbs” in English. The dish was originally made from repurposing stale bread and other ingredients in Spanish and Portuguese kitchens. The dish has evolved to include tortillas, and is enjoyed commonly in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. We love a story where ingredients can be used rather than wasted, and migas does just that. Next time you’re down to the last tortilla in the bag and think that there’s nothing you can do with just one tortilla…think again!

How to make migas

We make our migas extra protein-packed by adding greek yogurt to our egg scramble before tossing it on top of our browned tortilla strips. And the best part? You can top this with whichever toppings you like. Tomato and avocado are super tasty here, but you can also opt for cheese and hot sauce if you like to start your day on a spicy foot. 

No matter which way you customize these, they are going to come out delicious and leave you feeling super satisfied.

What is the difference between migas and chilaquiles?

Great question! Chilaquiles and migas have a lot of ingredient crossover but with some fundamental differences. Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish, whereas migas has origins in Spain and Portugal. In a migas recipe the tortillas and eggs are typically combined and used as the base of the dish whereas with chilaquiles, tortilla pieces are fried until crispy, coated in either red or green salsa and topped with a fried egg. Migas will typically be more of an egg-heavy dish and chilaquiles uses a runny egg as a finishing garnish. In our recipe, we non-traditionally add greek yogurt, which adds even more protein to the already protein-laden scrambled egg. 

Both options are delicious, and chances are if you like one, you’ll probably like the other since many of the ingredients are the same. Stay tuned for a Nutrition Insider spin on chilaquiles!

This 10 minute migas recipe is a hearty, savory, filling option for workday (or weekend) mornings to get your day started. If you’re cooking for little ones, leave out the salsa/hot sauce and give it a try! Enjoy!

Single-serve Healthy Migas

Single-Serve Healthy Migas

A protein-packed, single-serving breakfast idea when you want a break from oatmeal and avocado toast.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican

Servings 1 serving
Calories 264 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 1 corn tortilla
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil (we used La Tourangelle)
  • 2 eggs (or egg whites)
  • 1 tbsp Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Chopped tomato

Optional toppings:

  • Cilantro (to taste)
  • Avocado
  • Salsa (or hot sauce)
  • Shredded Cheese (optional)

Instructions

 

  • Add olive oil to a pan and place on high heat.
  • Cut corn tortilla into 1-inch pieces and add to the pan.
  • Once you see browning on the edges, Flip the tortilla pieces over.
  • Stir greek yogurt into eggs and then add the egg mixture to the pan with the corn tortillas.
  • Top with tomatoes, cilantro, salsa (or hot sauce), and shredded cheese (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 24gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 355mgSodium: 1359mgPotassium: 421mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 524IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 4mg

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