I spent most of the weekend making breakfast items that I could put up in the freezer. During the week are pressed for time as we both get ready. Stella for some reason takes about 25 minutes to get dressed on a school morning – she stands at the window, looks out, gets warm (the heater is there), drinks her smoothy, sits down on her chair to get dressed – so by the time she gets downstairs we usually have about 15 minutes for breakfast before she needs to head out the door and walk to school. I like a warm, hearty breakfast, especially during the winter, and not just on the weekends! We go back and forth on our breakfast choice: oatmeal pancakes, apple cinnamon pancakes, oatmeal, fried egg sandwich, hard boiled egg, sliced on toast – but this weekend I added another to the list and the freezer stash: Breakfast Burritos. The burrito is such a perfect food – all the goodies wrapped and tucked inside a wrapper and you get to eat it with you hands!
Tortillas (pick your favorite flavor – I like spinach, but everyone was out! – also try to use a good one that does not have a long list of ingredients that you can’t read and have no idea what they are)
Eggs (I get these beautiful, big, brown eggs from a local farm – love it!)
Veggies (your choice, we used spinach)
Sausage (we used veggie sausage)
1. Chop your garlic into small pieces or whatever size you prefer. If I do them too big Stella won’t eat it, the smaller the better hid!
2. Put some oil in a pan, I used coconut oil, and throw in a bunch of spinach, when almost done add the garlic. When done cooking set aside. You can also use fresh spinach and skip step 1 & 2 – the spinach will wilt when heated later on in the toaster oven.
3. In another pan, heat some oil, and if doing, brown the sausage – when done set aside.
4. Beat some eggs in a bowl – I did 4 eggs at a time. Again, heat some oil in a pan and scramble up the eggs. If using cheese add it either during the beating or when scrambling. I usually add it to the eggs before beating. When the eggs are cooked to your liking – set aside.
5. I had some lentils left over so I decided to add them. Really you can add anything you want to the burrito. If I had had some salsa I would have added a dollop of that!
You can warm your tortillas before using – makes them easier to roll up. I just put my cast iron pan on the stove top on low and put a tortilla in and then flip.
6. Lay a piece of tin foil on the counter or cutting board, enough to wrap a burrito. Place the tortilla on the tin foil and add your ingredients, wrap the tortilla and then wrap in tin foil. I made 5 burritos with the ingredients I had. Take the wrapped burritos place in a freezer bag, label and stick in the freezer.
7. When you are ready for a hot breakfast, grab one of these out of the freezer and place in a toaster oven to heat. When done eat and enjoy!
I made a batch just for Stella (eggs, cheese, lentils and veggie sausage) – she LOVED them! I am not sure if you are familiar with the commercial for Nutella – showing a mom giving her kids nutella spread on toast because she wants to start them off with a nutritious breakfast and with nutella she can do that and they will eat it! While Stella was eating her burrito she told me that I should definitely blog about them because they were a way better way to start the day than nutella, like in that commercial, that is just starting the day with a bunch of sugar!!! I am so glad that she gets it and is not taken my all the advertising aimed at kids.