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4 Mornings are easy when you can grab some of these Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos! Easy to make ahead and way taster than the store-bought ones.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Add some Mexican flare to your Cinco de Mayo morning with some fun breakfast burritos! Easy to make ahead and way taster than the store-bought ones.

Mornings are easy when you can grab some of these Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos! Easy to make ahead and way taster than the store-bought ones.

Mornings are easy when you can grab some of these Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos! Easy to make ahead and way taster than the store-bought ones.

You can’t pick a favorite kid, but you can definitely pick a favorite meal – and ours is breakfast! My kids all have different food preferences and allergies, so it can be tough finding a meal that everyone will eat without problems. But breakfast food always seems to do the trick! Who can say no to eggs, bacon, and our favorite pancake recipe?

You all know that I’m a huge advocate for meal prepping. I love to prep lots of food at the beginning of the week so the rest of the week is (a little!) less hectic. I also use my freezer like it’s going out of style. ;) It’s always stuffed to the brim with frozen muffins, veggies, soup, and these breakfast burritos!

We love Mexican food, so we combined our two favorite things and made Mexican-inspired breakfast burritos! With Cinco de Mayo coming up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy all the delicious Mexican flavors. It’s like a fiesta at breakfast!

You can make as many as you want at once and freeze the leftovers – they make the perfect grab-and-go meals for super busy days. I also like to pack them for lunch and sometimes even enjoy them for our breakfast-for-dinner nights! With a little Mexican spice, of course.

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Mornings are easy when you can grab some of these Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos! Easy to make ahead and way taster than the store-bought ones.

Mornings are easy when you can grab some of these Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos! Easy to make ahead and way taster than the store-bought ones.

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  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium tomato, finely diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 6 8-inch tortillas (gluten-free if needed)
  • 6 parchment paper squares, about 10 inches
  • Additional toppings, avocado, and salsa (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs.
  2. In a medium skillet (about 10 inches) over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and pour in whisked eggs. Once they start cooking, add in your diced tomato and any other add-ins you like in your burritos. Continue to stir the egg and topping mixture until fully cooked and remove pan from heat.
  3. On a flat surface, place a tortilla on top of a parchment paper square. Top the tortilla with ⅙ of the egg mixture, top with shredded cheese and any other toppings or salsa.
  4. Fold tortilla over the fillings, fold in the sides, and roll into a burrito. Once your breakfast burrito is closed, wrap with the parchment paper square.
  5. Repeat the process with remaining tortillas and eggs. Once cooled, transfer assembled burritos into a gallon sized freezer bag and refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for up to one month.
  6. To eat, simply warm directly in the microwave until heated through.

 

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

Grilled Cheese Dippers

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

What is your kid’s favorite sandwich? We have a few different flavor combinations in our lunch rotation, including almond butter and banana and hummus veggie club. But by far the most requested sandwich in our house is…grilled cheese! Are you even surprised??

You need just 3 simple ingredients for this recipe! We’re putting a simple twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich by cutting it into fun dippers. Perfect for dipping into a thermos full of tomato soup!

Related: Top 5 Thermos Containers We’ve Tested

I love this recipe because you can use whatever bread your family prefers, from whole grain to grain free. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but feel free to use your favorite.

If you need more easy lunch ideas like these grilled cheese dippers, be sure to get a free weekly meal plan! We’ve got you covered for lunch and dinner, with both classic and grain-free options.

We hope your kids love these delicious grilled cheese dippers!

Grilled Cheese Dippers

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook, The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet.

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  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Lunch

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces whole grain bread
  • 2 slices (40 g) cheddar cheese
  • Butter, for grilling

Instructions

  1. Butter one side of both bread slices; flip over onto a flat surface. Place cheese on one slice of bread and cover with second slice.
  2. Place cheese sandwich, buttered side down, on a skillet over medium heat. Grill for 2-3 minutes, until cheese has begun to melt and bread is golden brown. Press down with a spatula, flip and grill the second side. Remove from pan onto a cutting board.
  3. Allow grilled sandwich to cool down for five minutes, cut sandwich into narrow strips, and pack in lunch container.
  4. Serve with tomato soup.

Notes

MOM Tip: Let the grilled sandwich cool down before slicing and packing it in the lunchbox. If you cut it too soon and pack it while it’s still hot, the bread will be soggy by lunchtime.

 

5 Mix some nutritious, protein-packed quinoa with veggies and delicious Mexican spices in this vegetarian Southwest Quinoa. Use the leftovers for lunch!

Southwest Quinoa

Mix some nutritious, protein-packed quinoa with veggies and delicious Mexican spices in this vegetarian Southwest Quinoa. Use the leftovers for lunch!

Mix some nutritious, protein-packed quinoa with veggies and delicious Mexican spices in this vegetarian Southwest Quinoa. Use the leftovers for lunch!

If you’re a long-time reader, you know how much I love repurposing meals – it’s like a two-for-one! That’s why I love dinner recipes that can be easily packed in the lunch boxes for the kids (and for me at the office).

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

This Southwest Quinoa fits the bill. First, it takes less than 30 minutes to cook for dinner – yes, please! It’s a great vegetarian dinner option that’s full of protein and nutrition from quinoa and black beans. Once everyone’s done eating, I can pack the leftovers up in lunch boxes with some fresh fruits and veggies, and tortilla chips as a treat, and we’re good to go!

Sometimes I even double the recipe so I’m guaranteed leftovers. Because when I can make meal time a little easier, I go for it!

Southwest Quinoa

Mix some nutritious, protein-packed quinoa with veggies and delicious Mexican spices in this vegetarian Southwest Quinoa. Use the leftovers for lunch!

Mix some nutritious, protein-packed quinoa with veggies and delicious Mexican spices in this vegetarian Southwest Quinoa. Use the leftovers for lunch!

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Lunch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (173 g) quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups (470 g) water
  • 3/4 cup (195 g) jarred salsa
  • 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon (2.5 g) ground cumin
  • 1 cup (130 g) frozen corn
  • 1 15 ounce (425 g) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (4 g) finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (3 g) garlic powder
  • Toppings:
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup (115 g) shredded cheddar

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil, then stir in the quinoa, lower the heat and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes and turn off heat.
  2. Cover and let sit for 6 minutes – you’ll know the quinoa is ready when you see the little white “tail” of the germ around the outside edge of each seed.
  3. In a small bowl whisk yogurt, salt, pepper, garlic and lime juice, set aside.
  4. Once quinoa is done, add salsa, chili powder and cumin, fold to combine well. Mix in cilantro, green onions, black beans and corn. Fold a few times until thoroughly combined. Stir in the yogurt dressing.
  5. Serve with avocado and cheese and garnish with additional cilantro if desired.

Notes

For school lunch: Pack leftovers in a container or lunchbox. This salad is great eaten cold or at room temperature as well.

 

2 Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

8 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Are you finding yourself in a school lunch rut? We all want to pack healthy lunches for our kids, but sometimes we just don’t have any good recipes. These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch, and will make your life a lot easier when it comes to packing!

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

You can pack most of these ahead of time, making them perfect for families who meal prep. I personally love to prep my lunches on Sunday so that in the morning, all my kids have to do is grab the lunch box!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Many of these are allergy-friendly, or can be easily made gluten-free by using gluten-free bread or wraps. I know your kids will love at least a few of these!

1. 7 Layer Greek Cups

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

2. Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches from Laura Fuentes

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

3. Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Alfredo

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

4. Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps from Bravo for Paleo

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

5. Pizza Pasta Salad from Laura Fuentes

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

6. No-Bake Fruit Pizzas from Two Healthy Kitchens

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunches ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

7. Hummus Veggie Club Sandwich from Laura Fuentes

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

8. Apple Quesadillas

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

 

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Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

I understand how hard it is to pack lunch for picky eaters. There were times when I just packed a turkey sandwich every day because I was so frustrated! That’s one of the reasons I started MOMables – to help make meal time easier for you by creating recipes that kids will love! These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps are definitely one of those recipes.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

The peanut butter and fruit combo is hard to beat, and it’s even better on a delicious tortilla. Of course, use gluten-free if you need to! You can also use a seed butter if your child is allergic to nuts. It’s totally customizable so everyone can enjoy these delicious wraps. Plus, they’re super easy to make with common ingredients you probably already have.

The best part? You get to sneak some veggies in! The carrots add a nice crunch and a little extra sweetness. The granola on top is the icing on the cake! My absolute favorite recipe is this grain-free vanilla granola, but you can use whatever you like. I hope your kids enjoy these delicious wraps!

Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (130 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 4 whole wheat or spinach tortillas
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) finely chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup (37 g) shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup (50 g ) granola (we love this grain-free recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground flax

Instructions

  1. Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on one side of each tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle apple, carrot, granola and flax evenly over each tortilla. Roll up tightly, cut in half, and serve.

Notes

Make these wraps gluten free by using gluten free tortillas.

 

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