Weekly Meal Plan and the BEST Breakfast Burritos

Hello and happy Monday!

I hope your weekend was fantastic!! 🙂

Mine started out early on a cool and cloudy Saturday morning with a little jog through Denver.  I didn’t go super far and didn’t push myself speed-wise.  While I don’t feel the altitude affecting me as much during day-to-day stuff I can definitely feel it when I’m running because I am nowhere near where I was with my speed in Indy.

Oh well though…I’ll work to get it back!

4 mile run

Brian and I went to our first Rockies game with a bunch of his classmates from his ortho program.   Such a fun way to spend the evening!

Tara and Brian at the Rockies Game

I met up with Lindsay from Cotter Crunch because she is visiting Denver right now 🙂  She was so sweet and kind enough to bring me some Cinnamon Bun Healthy Bites.  They are amazing!!! AND I’m happy that I have all the ingredients on hand to make my own batch when these are gone (which will be very soon!).

healthy bites

She also brought me some Love Grown Power O’s.  Have you tried them yet?  They look amazing, I just haven’t had a chance to give them a taste!

power o's

Brian and I ended our weekend with a fabulous throw-together-salad of chicken, blackberry adobo jam, bell pepper, onion, avocado, romaine, roasted sweet potato, and roasted zucchini….so yummy!

dinner salad

Now for the weekly meal plan.  Here is what I have in store for the week:

Breakfast:

Lunch:

  • Salads
  • Leftovers
  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches for Brian with this WINNING combo:  Shredded chicken (we cook ours in the crock pot), avocado, lime juice, dijon mustard, apple, onion, salt and pepper).  We put the chicken salad on a sandwich with microgreens, tomato, and lettuce with side options of apples and dip, veggies and hummus and maybe a treat 🙂

Dinner:

  • Farro green bean salad with salmon (made this last week and can’t wait to make it again!  I’ll share the recipe soon…)
  • Salmon stuffed bell peppers
  • Cauliflower risotto
  • Leftovers

Ok, now a couple of weeks ago when I shared our weekly meal plan with all of you I mentioned that I made Brian some breakfast burritos.  I made these a few weeks in a row to make sure I had the recipe/reheating instructions down pat before sharing with you. Brian has loved these burritos for his morning meal.  We just pull a burrito out of the freezer the night before to thaw and pop it in the oven in the morning to get it all warm and delicious!

I was inspired to make these burritos by my wonderful aunt who lives in Alaska.  I remember my aunt and grandma making similar amazing breakfast burritos when we visited Alaska and I KNEW Brian would love something as hearty and tasty as what I remember enjoying 🙂

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

make ahead breakfast burritos via treble in the kitchen

You can really put anything you want in these bad boys, but here is what WE enjoy 🙂

First, I cut a medium sized sweet potato into flat pieces like the picture below and roast them at 425 for 20-30 minutes.  All I do is top them with a little salt and pepper…maybe garlic if I’m feeling crazy.

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

While the potatoes are roasting, I set out my burrito making station:

  • 5 pieces of aluminum foil (for wrapping the burritos in once they are finished)
  • 5 tortillas (you pick your favorite!)
  • Cheese (Brian loves his cheese)
  • Scrambled eggs with spinach
  • Salsa

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

For the scrambled eggs, I saute about two huge handfuls of spinach until the spinach is wilted down.  In a separate bowl, I combine 7-8 eggs with some salt and pepper, then I pour that right over the top of the spinach.  Make sure the heat is on low-medium heat.  I have found it’s best to cook my scrambled eggs “low and slow” for the most fluffy results 🙂

Once the eggs are cooked, set them in a handy place so you can load them into your burritos.

Once all the ingredients are cooked, it’s time to fill the burritos!

First place a piece of sweet potato on each tortilla.

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

Next, top with your favorite cheese (if you are dairy free or just don’t care for cheese, guacamole would be a great addition right here!)

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

Third, place with a big old scoop of eggs and spinach.

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

Finally, top with your favorite salsa.

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

Once the burrito is full, fold the burrito into a nice little roll.

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

Once your burrito looks like a burrito, roll the foil around the burrito the same way!

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

how to make make-ahead breakfast burritos

When they are all done, place them in the freezer and remove the night before you would like to enjoy one for breakfast.

Burrito reheating instructions:

  • To reheat in the oven, preheat the oven to 400-425 degrees (it depends on your oven and the altitude.  We are at high altitude now, so some things need a little higher temperature!)
  • Once the oven is reheated, place the burrito IN THE FOIL in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy!!
  • To reheat in the microwave, remove the burrito from the foil and place in a paper towel.
  • Place in the microwave for 1 minute to start, and check the temperature of the burrito.
  • Continue to cook at 30 second increments, checking the temperature of the burrito between each round.  Stop cooking when you are happy with the temperature 🙂
  • Remove from the microwave and enjoy!

These burritos are filling and so great to have on hand, especially if you run low on time in the morning but still want to get a healthy and filling breakfast in.  I hope you enjoy the convenience and taste of these burritos as much as we do!

Question of the Day:

  • What’s your go-to breakfast as of lately?

Comments

  1. Power O’s are SO good!! I’m loving the chocolate flavor! Those breakfast burritos look amazing, as well. Thanks for sharing the idea 🙂

  2. YUM love anything that is quick and easy in the morning! Not to mention tasty! This would be an awesome post workout meal too – especially for the days when I’m spent and just need fuel fast! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. You have me craving breakfast!! Yum!! Love the added sweet potato! And loved meeting you! ❤️❤️

  4. OMG YOU ATE BALLS WITH LINDSAY! I am SOOOOO JEALOUS, wtf! ha ha aha ha! 😉

    And uhhhh I really want in on those salmon stuffed bell peppers!

  5. i love breakfast burritos. those look amazing and i love the idea of adding the sweet potatoes!

  6. Tara, I could definitely sure go for one of those breakfast burritos for tomorrow morning. It really looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

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