The Dish on Breakfast

Snooze-button and early-bird options
The Dish on Breakfast

Snooze-button and early-bird options

Snooze-button option: Homemade Freezer Breakfast Burritos

For those days that you, or your little, just can’t escape hitting the snooze button again. And again. And, hey, third time’s a charm—again, consider planning ahead so you can still have a well-balanced, energizing start!


20 tortillas

20 TBS shredded cheese

12 large eggs

1 lb. turkey sausage, browned and fat drained

1 bell pepper

1 onion

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

  1. Chop the onion and bell pepper.
  2. Brown the sausage in a skillet, then drain off the fat. Put in a bowl to the side.
  3. Clean out the skillet, and cook the bell pepper and onion together. Add salt and pepper for taste. Put in another bowl to the side.
  4. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl, and then scramble in the same skillet.
  5. Lay out the tortillas on a flat surface, and add a tablespoon of cheese to each. Follow up with adding the pepper and onion, and then add the sausage and egg. I like to add a little Tabasco sauce on top for an extra kick.
  6. Fold up each burrito, place in a dish and put in the freezer for one hour.
  7. Remove from freezer and individually wrap each burrito in plastic wrap. Store the burritos in a freezer bag or container.
  8. Reheat individual burritos. Remove from plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel, and heat in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes at medium heat. Heating times may vary depending on your microwave.

* I like to add 1/4 cup of milk when mixing the eggs for extra fluffiness.

Early-bird option: Waffles with fresh fruit and yogurt

For the days that you have a little extra time in the mornings—you know, those rare occasions where the entire morning routine has flawlessly fallen into sequence—here’s another deliciously healthy breakfast option.


1 cup sliced strawberries (or fruit of your choice)

1 TBS sugar

2 cups creamy vanilla low-fat yogurt

2 TBS honey

4 whole-grain frozen waffles

  1. Stir together strawberries and sugar in medium bowl; let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Spoon yogurt into a bowl; stir in honey.
  3. Toast waffles according to package directions. Place 1 waffle on each of 4 plates. Top waffles evenly with yogurt mixture, and strawberries. Serve immediately.
Stephanie Lindberg
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Stephanie Lindberg is the Art Director and Co-Publisher of From Our Nest magazine.

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