Ready for a quick recipe? I can’t take credit for this one though, this was all my husband! If you follow me on Insta, then you’ve already seen these delicious creations!
We’ve been wanting to find a filling, and easy meal that we could quickly grab on the way out of the door in the mornings. We’re both guilty of requesting a quick donut stop on the way into work simply because we’re both starving! And when you’re starving, you’re even MORE tempted to eat something that’s AWFUL for you! So, to solve this problem, my husband pre-made 10 breakfast burritos Sunday night, then froze them. And this whole week, we’ve been enjoying our protein-packed burritos when we get into the office, instead of being tempted by stopping elsewhere! I hate that the word “burrito” has such a negative connotation attached to it, but I can assure you, these aren’t your everyday double stuffed taco bell burritos! I’m all about those super healthy/trendy breakfasts like Chobani, oatmeal, fruit, etc. etc. etc. But this girl likes real food too, and I have a feeling you do as well!
So what’s so great about breakfast burritos? They may be filled with both carbs and protein, but they’re packed for a reason – breakfast needs to be your biggest and most substantial meal of the day! Your body NEEDS that fuel first thing in the morning, especially after basically fasting all night long! Since these are so filling, they will help keep your lunch size in check. Raise your hand if you’ve ever completely pigged out at lunch because you didn’t eat breakfast, or you ate a bowl of sugar that wore off in two seconds. By eating a breakfast that will stick with you longer, you won’t be gnawing at your arm come 11:30, and you won’t be overly stuffing your face either. And I guarantee, when you stop pigging out at lunch time, that “2 o’clock slump” won’t hit you quite as hard!
These make ahead breakfast burritos are so simple, and fairly clean. You know exactly what’s in them, and aren’t left checking the ingredient list like you are the back of a frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast muffin sandwich. (Which totally has MSG in it…so be sure you buy sausage for your burritos that DON’T have ‘Monosodium Glutamate’)
Just take a gander at how EASY this was! And to think, breakfast is solved for 5 days, for two people!
Adam only used one skillet to cook these: our trusty cast-iron skillet. Cooking everything in the cast-iron skillet makes for a delicious combination of flavors! Mmm! SO good!
Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Here are the ingredients:
-10 tortillas of choice (large)
-1 diced onion
-1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes OR 2-3 decent sized cooked potatoes, diced
-1 package of sausage (we used a Maple flavored one this go around, and it added awesome flavor!)
-1-2 cups shredded cheese of choice (we combined cheddar and pepeprjack)
-1 dozen eggs, scrambled
-1 package Saran Wrap
I think these photos are pretty self-explanatory. Cook everything except the onion and cheese, then load ’em up! I apologize for the dark photos, it was getting late.
What is your go-to breakfast recipe? Have you made these before? Are you guilty of pigging out after skimping on breakfast?