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Whats for breakfast?

erosemiller314erosemiller314 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
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What are you having for breakfast today? Bonus if you can share picture, ingredients and calories!

I'm having 2 eggs scrambled with a half cup of broccoli that I steamed, 3 banquet turkey sausage links and a tablespoon of cheese. You could keep things separated but I like it all scrambled together. I season with salt pepper and garlic powder. It made a large plate full but I ate some before remembering to take a picture. Lol

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  • erosemiller314erosemiller314 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
    Forgot to say it totals 290 calories!
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 202 Member Member Posts: 202 Member
    No pics, but I've been prepping breakfast burritos for weekday breakfasts for about 2 months now. They freeze and reheat beautifully (2 minutes in the microwave, flip halfway), and clock in between 450 and 550 calories apiece depending on filling. I could get that lower if I used the fancy, expensive low carb tortillas, but for right now I'm just using regular burrito-size flour tortillas and it's working for me.

    Basic Burrito Formula: Wrap + Egg + Meat + Vegetable + Cheese. Omit, substitute, and adjust as desired.

    WRAP: La Banderita extra-large flour tortillas, 10 pack is about $3. Tortillas are about 220 cal apiece. The filling amounts below would probably be challenging to fit in smaller tortillas, I'd probably halve it.

    EGG: Scramble 12 large eggs (~550-600g) in some butter (~18g), salt to taste. Ends up being about 50g cooked per burrito, around 80-90 cal.

    MEAT: Pick one.
    • Bacon - cut a package of bacon in half, there's usually about 15 slices. Arrange half-slices on a baking sheet, bake at 400F for about 10-15 minutes until bacon is cooked to your liking. Or batch-cook on the stovetop, if you've got time for that. Drain on paper towels. Usually about 45 cal per burrito, more or less depending on how crispy you like your bacon (i.e., how much fat you render out)
    • Sausage - I take a package of breakfast sausage links and remove the casings, then brown the meat in a skillet, breaking it up as much as I can. Works out to about 20g cooked per burrito, around 90 cal.
    • Spam - I used a whole can, diced small, roughly 30g per burrito, around 100 cal.
    • Ham - I used leftover Christmas ham, about 23g per burrito, 45 cal.

    VEGETABLE: Pick one.
    • Home fries - diced potatoes, onions, bell pepper. Usually comes out to about 40g per burrito, around 60 cal. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast in a 400F oven for about 30-40 minutes. I measure my ingredients as I cook and update my recipe each week.
    • Black beans - I just use canned, around 30g per burrito, roughly 40 cal. Straight from the can since they're going to be frozen and reheated.
    • Refried beans - I took a can of black beans and mashed them up with some olive oil and garlic and salt, so obviously that upped the cals a bit. I used 80g of the bean mixture per burrito, around 100cal for that amount, and that was a little too much; if I do this again I'll probably use half that much.
    • Sweet potatoes - combine very well with black beans, prepared similarly to home fries, just skip the onion and pepper. Dice, season, roast. Around 40g per burrito, about 45 cal.

    CHEESE: Whatever kind you like, I recommend buying a block and shredding it yourself rather than buying pre-shredded - it melts better. Queso fresco is lower calorie than something like cheddar or pepper jack, it melts beautifully and is easy to cut into little chunks for assembly. I use about 20g per burrito, comes out to about 60-90 cal depending on what kind of cheese you use.

    Let all the ingredients cool to room temperature. Assemble and roll the burrito, wrap it in a piece of parchment paper, and freeze the batch on a baking sheet for about 6 hours or overnight before transferring to a ziplock bag (mostly for space/"I need that baking sheet" reasons, if you can keep a baking sheet in your freezer all the time go for it).

    I prep a batch of 10 on Sunday and my husband and I eat them for breakfast during the week.
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 4,220 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,220 Member
    Also no pic but my brunch was a croissant, a slice of MFP's vegetarian "meat" loaf, some slices of sun-dried tomatoes, and a cup of tea. 477 delish calories.
  • KatyP86KatyP86 Member Posts: 128 Member Member Posts: 128 Member
    No pic since I already ate it but I had half of a cinnamon raisin bagel with a tablespoon of cream cheese, some fresh strawberries, and a cup of peach/passion fruit tea 🥯🍓☕

    Total of 250 calories 🤗
  • erosemiller314erosemiller314 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
    I tried prepping some breakfast burritos as well. Won't try it until tomorrow though. I can't wait to try them!
  • tbduarte1tbduarte1 Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
    turkey and egg cups, I love them, rich yokes!!!
  • erosemiller314erosemiller314 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
    Hey everyone! Tried my burrito this morning and it ended up really soggy after reheating. I did add a couple pieces of diced tomato to the burritos but I can't imaging just a little tomato would cause that much liquid. I did use the Eggmates Egg substitute. Could that be the reason there was so much liquid?
  • TheresaM787TheresaM787 Member Posts: 16 Member Member Posts: 16 Member
    https://cleananddelicious.com/wprm_print/29540

    Baked Banana Oatmeal
    I’ve made this twice so far with fat free milk. It’s absolutely delicious. Perfect as a side for breakfast to eggs, or as a snack or a treat with tea. Toast it before enjoying.
    Sliced into nine squares it’s 156 calories per serving.
  • erosemiller314erosemiller314 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
    https://cleananddelicious.com/wprm_print/29540

    Baked Banana Oatmeal
    I’ve made this twice so far with fat free milk. It’s absolutely delicious. Perfect as a side for breakfast to eggs, or as a snack or a treat with tea. Toast it before enjoying.
    Sliced into nine squares it’s 156 calories per serving.

    Oh, that sounds yummy!
  • dreamer182dreamer182 Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    Portein blueberry muffins! ulvalcs0drvc.jpg
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