Keep It Simple – Breakfast

I don’t know about you, but the mornings are always a little crazy for us. My husband leaves for work super early and never seems to get enough for breakfast. The kids and I usually have at least 2-3 times a week, something to get to in the morning, and cereal (as awful and nutrition-less as it is) is kind of a normal breakfast (at least for the kids and hubby). I tried once upon a time to make these super delicious and healthy breakfast burritos with sautéed onions and peppers, sausage, eggs, cheese, all wrapped in a tortilla and put in the freezer for a quick breakfast on the go. The only problem, it was SO MUCH work, and actually a little pricey (with all that cheese and sausage). So, I decided – let’s keep it simple, and try this again… especially when I saw a dozen eggs on sale for $0.99 at my local Target. When all was said and done, I made 14 sandwiches for $4.50 – which comes out to $0.35 per sandwich. ya. crazy. So, here you go:

Simple – Healthy – Breakfast Sandwiches

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Rolls
(These rolls do add a little bit of work to the sandwiches, but decrease the price significantly. If you don’t feel like you can make these from scratch, you can use sandwich thins instead)
Put the following ingredients into your bread maker in this order and select the “dough” cycle.
1 1/4 C. Warm Milk
1 egg beaten
2 Tbs butter
1/4 C Sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. All purpose or Bread flour
2 1/4 C. Whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp. yeast

Once dough cycle is complete, remove dough and roll out to 1/2″ thick. Cut out circles (I used a drinking cup turned upside down as my “cookie cutter”) and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the rolls are cooling, chop up some onions (I only used 1/4 onion) and sauté on medium heat with a little bit of oil. Once the onions seem to be getting soft, add 1 dozen eggs that have been scrambled. (pro tip – If I already have the unpleasant task of chopping onions, I will just go ahead and chop the entire thing. Whatever I don’t use goes into a ziplock bag and into the freezer. Next time I need chopped onions, I can grab them and get on with my meal)
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After the eggs are cooked, slice a block of sharp cheddar cheese.
Cut the rolls in half and put a slice of cheese and spoon some of the scrambled eggs onto the roll.
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Wrap in aluminum foil and place in a ziplock bag (this may be overkill, but I guess, better safe than sorry?)
Place in the freezer until you are ready to use them. I would advise defrosting in the refrigerator the night before, and then just taking it out of the foil and microwaving it for 30 sec to a minute.

SO easy and quick to make in the mornings.

Start your day simple.

Comments

  1. Thanks for this, Vanessa. Great idea. Now I just need to buy a microwave. We got rid of it a couple of years ago. I’m going to share your blog on my social sites. I’m sure other moms would appreciate this… and dads. Actually, my husband will appreciate this. :)

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