Monday, September 19, 2011

No Time For Breakfast? Hello Breakfast Burritos!

I sometimes forget to eat breakfast, but since I love breakfast I make an effort to eat something.  More importantly, my husband won't eat breakfast unless I put something in front of him.

We've both wanted to slim down and tone up (the exercise part is yet to come), and eating breakfast is one of the best things you can do to shed some pounds.  It gets your metabolism going and gives you some energy to start off your day.

Lately, I've been making a poached egg on whole wheat toast (egg-poaching post coming soon).  The hubs likes it and it doesn't take very long to make.  But, we've had enough poached eggs for a while.

Pinterest, besides being a black hole for productivity, gave me the idea of breakfast burritos, made in advance, and then frozen.  What a great idea!  Grab one, put it in the microwave, and you're good to go!

A great thing about breakfast burritos is that you can pretty much put whatever you want in them.  Mine are classic breakfasty goodness.

The ingredients:
  • eggs--I used 5
  • sausage--I used half the pack and had some left over
  • a potato--also had some left
  • half an onion
  • shredded cheese
  • tortillas
I cooked the potatoes and onion in a skillet, until soft (with some Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning, of course).  Then, browned the sausage. And, scrambled the eggs.  

Make sure you warm up the tortillas before assembling the burritos--it makes them more pliable.  I got the fajita size tortillas which proved to be a little smaller than I wanted, and I kept over-stuffing them.  Apparently, I'm not too good at folding the burrito closed on one end, either. 

For each burrito I put a spoon of each ingredient, with shredded cheese sprinkled on top.  I got 10 burritos, with some potatoes and sausage left over. 

Then, I individually wrapped each burrito in plastic wrap and placed them all in a freezer bag. 

How easy! Breakfast for the week is done! Next time I may try to make them a little healthier--maybe with some beans and some spinach.  The important thing is to get us eating breakfast every day.  We'll progressively get healthier.

What is your favorite quick breakfast?

1 comment:

  1. Awesome idea! Teddy loves breakfast burritos and so do I -- and we are always short on time in the morning! Perfect. Thanks.