Monday, August 11, 2014

Make-ahead breakfast tacos


These days my alarm clock goes off anywhere between 6-6:30am... and by alarm clock I mean Ford. He's like his mama who thrives on rising early. We like to get our day started and get things done! I bring him downstairs to snuggle on the couch while he drinks his milk cup and after a quick diaper change, we are usually out on our morning walk. Ford munches on Cheerios while we walk and by the time we get back home, he is starving for a solid breakfast. Breakfast is Ford's best meal. He usually eats more than me and I can pack him full of protein from eggs, yogurt, and milk. To make things easier in the morning (and to fend off my hungry and grunting baby), I've been making and freezing breakfast tacos so I can grab them from the freezer, pop them in the microwave, and we are eating a delicious and nutritious breakfast in seconds. 
 
If you've made any of my recipes (or know my husband at all), you know we aren't vegetarians. Sure, we are animal lovers through and through but we also love eating them. Ford is a growing toddler boy and my goal is to feed him well. I struggle with protein options that don't require me to make a whole chicken or whole pound of ground meat so I have been a huge fan of MorningStar Farms products for not only our growing boy, but for me and Jon! I love breakfast sausage... oh do I love it... but it is loaded with fat (sausage grease sure does make the best gravy mmm mmm). In this batch of breakfast tacos, I made half with precooked bacon bits I keep in the fridge and the other half with MorningStar Farms Original Veggie Sausage. There is 77% less fat that regular pork sausage and 10g of protein per patty! So if I scramble 2 eggs and eat 2 Veggie Sausages, I've already had more than 30 grams of protein at breakfast. Jon is a happy guy!
 
So back to breakfast tacos.
 
All you need is tortillas, eggs, cheese, and the breakfast meat of your choice. To package and freeze the tacos you'll need small sheets of aluminum foil and a freezer bag. Scramble your eggs, cook your meat, fill your tacos, and roll up in foil. Place in a freezer bag, pop in freezer, and wah-la. Breakfast for a week!
 
 
 



B for Bacon, S for Sausage




Jon has also come on board with my recent love for MorningStar Farms products because they are quick, easy, and delicious ways to get protein! Jon works from home when he's not traveling so I usually make him a lunch that he has to quickly scarf down between calls. Top a MorningStar Spicy Black Bean Burger with melted Muenster and Sriracha and he is in heaven! 
 
Sometimes you have to go beyond chicken, beef, and fish to give your taste buds some love. MorningStar Farms makes it so easy to have a meatless meal (some families institute meatless Monday!) and they are always introducing new products with yummy flavors. The newest products include Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger, Buffalo Chik Patties, Parmesan Garlic Wings, Mediterranean Chickpea Pizza and Baja Black Bean Pizza. With 30+ products and over 600 recipes, MorningStar Farms has something for everyone. You may be skeptical because their products are meat free, but I assure you this: I could eat Chik-fil-A day after day but MorningStar Farms Chik Patties kick butt!
 
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102 comments:

Pamela said...

These look so good!! Might have to try to make some :) I love a good omelet! loaded with tomatoes & peppers!

Erin LFF said...

I love an omelet with tomatoes, peppers, onions and lots of cheese! :)

Kaleigh said...

My favorite meat-free meal is an omlete with peppers, onions, and mushrooms

Jessica said...

My favorite meatless recipe is samosas! So good!!

Jordyn Logue said...

My favorite meat free meal would be tortilla soup!!! I love it so much no matter the time of year :)

Rebekah Gilley said...

Mexican Lasagna, with peppers, tortillas, beans, corn, and onion is my go-to vegetarian meal! And if I want meat, it's easy to add :)

Debra said...

My favorite may free meal is a huge salad with beans.

Cassie said...

Ok So I am not the best chef in the world. Do you microwave them to heat them up or throw them in the oven?

My favorite meatless meal is a cheesy creamy pasta that I created. It's so good!

nickanddeena said...

My (and my husband's) favorite meat free meal is stuffed peppers! We use cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, and cheese, then bake the peppers in a spicy tomato sauce :)

Elena said...

My favorite meat-free meal is Greek salad

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lil_lady_dz said...

My very favorite meat free meal is pasta salad. Love all the veggies I can put in it!

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Mami2jcn said...

I love pasta salad with black olives.

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kellyr78 said...

I love veggie pizza. I have now started to make my own pizza crust and I use veggies from the garden to top it.
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thisisliferemix said...

I love meatless tacos

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Kirsten Lee said...

I love a big salad, usually made with kale as a go to meat free option!

Carolyn said...

These sound so yummy, and totally something that Weston would like! I am going to have to try this out!

Pink and Green Mom said...

I love black bean burgers with guacamole.

LolaFL said...

Favorite meat less meal - Mac & Chz! :-) Can't ever go wrong with that! Yum!!

Mary Allen said...

my favorite meatless meal, does pizza count? haha I also love black bean burgers! Plain, on a bun, in a salad, whatever! Hopdoddy has the best ones :)

Laura A said...

I love a corn tortellini salad!

Heidi Ann said...

Mac n cheese!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite MorningStar Farms product is definitely the buffalo wings, they are delicious and my whole family enjoys them! We love to incorporate their items into weekday meals with salad and baked potatoes.
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Kristen said...

Recently I had a very delicious eggplant Parmesan sandwich, and I have been thinking about trying to make that at home.

I also love a baked potato with chili (which can be meatless).

Kristen said...

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MCantu1019 said...

I like tostadas. Corn tortillas, beans,lettuce, tomato, and cheese if you want.
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Gina Wildorchid said...

Veggie pizza is my favorite meat free meal!

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ms-texas said...

my favorite meatless meal is a salad!

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Anna Pry said...

tacos made with lentils instead of beef, tastes the same! pryfamily5@gmail.com

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Shelly Peterson said...

My favorite meat free meal is an omelet with lots of veggies.
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JC said...

My favorite meat-free meal is quinoa and kale salad.
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Janice said...

My favorite meat-free meal is vegetarian lasagna
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Tina said...

i like tofu
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Aleksandra Nearing said...

We go meatless quite often. I like salads with goat cheese, olives and jalapenos as a quick meatless meal. I also like to make a lentil chili with carrots, tomatoes and celery.

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Natalie said...

I love veggie omelets and veggie burgers.

Natalie said...

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jenspurg said...

I'd like to try the Buffalo Chik Patties.
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stOOpidgErL said...

I have had the Morningstar Farms Chik Patties before and I love them! Great chicken substitute! They taste just like it!! Would love to try the buffalo flavor patties.
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DeniseL said...

My favorite meat free meal is a veggie-packed salad. The more flavors, the better!

DeniseL said...

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Rebecca W. said...

My favorite meat free meal is black bean soup with queso fresco and lime.

Jayne Martin said...

Veggie lasagne

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Becki said...

I would try Mediterranean chickpea pizza first!

janetfaye said...

My favorite meat free meal is pasta with marinara sauce.

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cmd said...

I usually do either a burrito with beans or pasta with meat sauce when I am going meatless.

Birdie Bee said...

My favorite meat free meal is veggie lasagne.

Birdie Bee said...

I tweeted.

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wigget said...

I want to try the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger

Sweetprincess said...

I like quick and simple breakfast ideas.

Elle said...

My favorite meatless meal is 4 cheese pizza!

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steve weber said...

My favorite meatless meal is a nice salad with cottage cheese.

Jessica B. said...

I love meatless vegetable soup in the fall. jj250@aol.com

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susan1215 said...

Veggie pizza is my favorite meat free meal.

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Howell said...

my favorite meat free meal is veggie lasagna.

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Tracy Iglesias said...

Not a big fan of meat free meals, but if I have to do a meat free breakfast it would be a shrimp omelette for me! :-)

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Cheryl said...

My favorite meat free meal is Corn & Potato chowder with hot out of the oven croissants. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

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rachel said...
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rachel said...

Breakfast for dinner....spinach quiche, scones and fruit!

Lisa Brown said...

i like vegetarian lasagna

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Tabathia B said...

I like cheese wraps

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Robin Misenheimer said...

Does macaroni and cheese count as a meal? It does at our house!

Kerry said...

My favorite meat free meal is vegetable soup!
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angie lilly said...

My fav meat-free meal is my hubby's homemade lasagna! MMM! Now I want it!
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Neiddy Ruiz said...

My favorite meat-free meal is quesadillas
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Betty C said...

My favorite meat free meal is a pasta salad loaded with sauteed fresh veggies from the garden.

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Wanda McHenry said...

My favorite meat free meal is an open faced grilled cheese sandwich with tomato

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Amanda Sakovitz said...

Salad is my favorite

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Thomas Murphy said...

I love pasta.

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Whitney said...

I always love a good salad!

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Erica Best said...

i love eggplant with anything

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Stephanie Phelps said...

My favorite meat free meal is vegetable soup it is so good!
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