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Breakfast Burritos for On-The-Go Mornings

Breakfast burritos are one of the fast food industry’s best sellers in the morning. It’s flavorful, high protein, and convenient for walking/driving and eating. Unfortunately like most things from fast-food restaurants, they are usually full of other not so great things. The obvious solution is to make them yourself. Its a very easy process that produces excellent, highly portable results.

To start, you need to spend about 30 minutes of your time making a batch of burritos. To do this, make some scrambled eggs (about 1 egg per burrito), add your choice of other ingredients, and roll everything up in a tortilla. Here are some combinations you may enjoy: sausage, potato, and cheese, or maybe, ham, bell pepper, potato, or bacon, green chili, and cheese. You can really be your own boss here and make whatever you like. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper as a minimum.

After they are all rolled-up, let them cool for a bit so they don’t condensate as heavily when wrapped. Once they are closer to room temperature (this should take around 20-30 minutes), do a double wrap on the burritos. First, wrap them in some saran wrap. Second, put them in a zip lock bag. If you feel they might be in the freezer for a while, a freezer bag would be best. I usually do mine in individual bags so I can heat them up one at a time.

When you are ready to eat the burritos. Pull one out of the freezer the night before, or just put it into the microwave frozen in the morning. Heat until it reaches the desired temperature. It is super easy to transport to work or school and it has some great health benefits. Benefit number one is just making sure you have breakfast!

Another option for quick breakfast burritos is to actually use a breakfast casserole. Again, take a little time to prepare a quick breakfast casserole beforehand. I use about 15 eggs to 2 cups of milk. Season the eggs and again add whatever ingredients you like in a burrito. Bake in a casserole dish at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes, just until the center is set (a firm jiggle).

All week long you can cut out burrito-sized portions of the egg bake, place it on a tortilla, sprinkle some additional cheese, and microwave. It’s so fast and fresh even on the busiest of mornings. You will feel amazing too. Protein and veggies, along with some quick carbs, will give you just the boost you need to head into your day.

To be effective at any lifestyle change it has to be easy, get good results, and have variety. A breakfast burrito is a great way to start embracing your morning and setting yourself up for a better, more energy-filled day. Enjoy the process and take control of your food so it works for you, not against you. Happy eating!

Lindsey Stutheit