When the boys were in middle school, they wanted frozen breakfast burritos because it was a hearty and quick meal that they could microwave and eat easily. To me, they were convenient, but they were overly processed with added sodium and other ingredients, plus they were expensive.
After buying a few boxes, I decided it would be easy to make them myself. I scrambled some eggs and cooked some sausage. They were simple to make and I wrapped them in waxed paper and froze a bunch in a ziplock bag. They were a big hit and I felt I was feeding my family something better than the frozen variety.
If you are in a hurry in the morning, (as most people these days with kids are) try these out. The great thing is you can make however many you want to try them out, plus they are so versatile. Instead of sausage, bacon or veggies could be substituted. Let me know what you think!
The carb content will be on the label of the tortillas you are using. The tortilla I used had 21 grams of carbohydrates. The egg, meat, and cheese have none or minimal carbohydrates.
- 1 egg
- 1 sausage patty or 1 oz sausage (turkey will have less fat)
- 1-2 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese
- Optional: veggies such as onions, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach
- 1 tortilla (whole grain is healthier)
- Scramble egg.
- Brown and crumble sausage and drain.
- If using veggies, saute them in a tsp. oil until tender.
- To assemble: Lay out tortilla.
- Add ingredients.
- Fold up burrito style.
- May be frozen by wrapping in freezer, wax, or parchment paper and putting into ziplock bag.
- To reheat from frozen: microwave 30 seconds at a time.
- You can make in batches and make a variety of types to be frozen.
Hope you enjoy and it helps your morning go smoother!