School starts in little more than a week.
(sorry bout that…can you tell I'm just not ready 🙂
So, I'm trying to wrap my brain around the fact and get in gear stocking up some breakfast and lunch things for the kids…and thinking it needs to be nutritious for everybody, healthy and satisfying for me and Scott too.
My kids love breakfast burritos! Tasty, portable and a great source of protein for them! And I'm thinking I can make a batch of these up anytime and freeze them for the coming weeks. So I did this morning.
- I scrambled 5 eggs in some super duper lo-cal butter type substance (Best Life). LOL! Used approximately 1/2 egg (which is maybe a couple tbsp) per tortilla.
- Cooked/browned 1 lb. of turkey sausage (this stuff is pretty good! I'm trying to stay away from pork and its calories and fat –I bought Honeysuckle White turkey sausage). Add about 1/4 c. per tortilla.
- Pulled out some cheddar cheese (1 tbsp.) and tortillas. You could use low carb, high fiber tortillas to lower the calories but I just used what I had on hand. I don't do fat free cheese :) –you could if you wanna.
This amount of stuff will make 10 (maybe 11) breakfast burritos and I calculated them to be around 260 calories with 13 g protein and 13 g fat. Kind of high in fat…might have to rethink the ff cheese 🙂 and pick up low fat tortillas to cut that down. Five burritos fit snugly in a quart size ziplock which is great for us since that would cover everybody for breakfast. YUMMY!
But at any rate…these little dudes are super tasty with a dollop of salsa, are edible driving down the road or even while you're putting your face on in the a.m. And your kiddies can even fix them by their selves! About 30-45 seconds in the microwave.
I'm going to keep thinking on breakfast ideas…I have a great banana chocolate chip muffin recipe to share, pancakes freeze great and we also love boiled/poached eggs on english muffins or toast for a quickie. Add some cheese and turkey sausage–wowee!