Freezer Pesto Egg Breakfast Burritos

Before Sweet Pea was born I really wanted to get busy and make a few freezer meals because I knew I would have little time to cook.

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Of coarse I procrastinated, and now I've found myself deep in a box of Peanut Butter Puffins Cereal wishing I had prepared better for this moment. Trust me, those puffins aren't cheap and 1 box only last like...and hour.

Sadly we can't live off cereal, which I could totally argue. (That and a box of chocolates and a bottle of ketchup are all I would need to survive.)..Which is why I've tried hard to prep a few things here and there and throw in the freezer for days of desperation.

What is a day of desperation you might ask?

Just picture Sweet Pea Crying, Boo screaming, and me doing a little bit of both...

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For starters I try to cut, chop, wash, store, etc. all the produce and snacks after I go grocery shopping so that healthy food is ready and available to desperate times. This food prep takes some time, and I usually do it at night when the hubs is home. I will even cut veggies that I am going to use for dinner days later, that way it's ready and cut when it comes time to cooking.

This week I'm going to share with you two freezer foods I made, the first being Pesto!

I love Pesto! It's great for sauces, dressings, pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, etc.

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Freezer Diary Free Spinach Pesto

Makes about 1 cup

2 large handfuls spinach, 2 large handfuls basil, almonds, olive oil, 2-3 cloves garlic, zest and juice of 1 lemon

Blend until desired consistency is reached.

Place pesto in ice cube trays or container and drizzle a little extra olive oil on top.

Along with that pesto, I decided to add it onto some freezer breakfast burritos. These are super quick and easy grab and go breakfast for someone like a nursing mama or a hubby quickly on his way to work!

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Ingredients:

Sauteed Veggies

(I used onions, shredded zucchini, garlic, and bell peppers)

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Scrambled Eggs

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Take a whole wheat tortilla and spread about a tsp. of pesto on it.

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Add a spoonful of veggies.

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Then add your eggs.

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Top with cheese if desired. (I used pepper jack cheese for the hubby!)

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Roll into burritos...

(Don't ask me how to roll a burrito...This took me 45 times before I got it right.)

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Roll the burritos in plastic wrap and store in a plastic bag or container in freezer.

To reheat, remove from plastic and warm for about 1-1 1/2 min. in microwave.

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Top these bad boys with fresh guacamole, salsa, or better yet...Ketchup!

Here's to makin' life a little easier! :-)

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