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Meal Prep Breakfast Tacos

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Meal prep breakfast tacos, burritos, and quesadillas for a truly delicious and easy-to-make breakfast. Tacos are a versatile option with tons of ingredient combinations that can be healthy and filling. Breakfast taco meal prep is also great for storability, easy freezing, and portioning.

Breakfast meal prep can be one of the most important meals of the day to prep for. Most of us run out the door with insufficient time in the mornings to cook and eat before we’re late. That’s where breakfast taco meal prep comes in. Prepared ahead of time for the entire work week, you can knock out all of your breakfasts in less than an hour of cooking. This is especially the case once you get in the rhythm.

breakfast egg burritos rolled up in a meal prep container

Breakfast taco meal prep typically has a few components that all get wrapped in a tortilla. So, the steps are pretty straightforward. Pan sear the veggies, brown the meat, cook the eggs, and layer them in a tortilla ready to be wrapped and sealed. Plan out the order from ingredients that take the longest to cook to the quickest to cook. This will keep temperatures at the end more uniform, however this matters less if you plan on putting them in the fridge or freezer. 

You don’t have to get a lot of plates and bowls dirty if you don’t want to but the assembly line method is very effective, with each individual ingredient cooked and kept in a separate bowl until you’re ready to assemble all at once. It’s a very satisfying approach and lets you control volume and balance more exactly. The only downside is the number of dirty dishes.

The second method is more of a one pan method which involves browning the meat in a pan, draining the excess fat, and then throwing in the veggies and finishing with the eggs all in one pan. This creates an all-in-one egg scramble that you can portion into your tortillas. Much fewer dirty dishes make for a quick clean up. A quick tip, you can use precooked sausage crumble if you’re looking to cut out even another step.

A tip that helped me so much, avoid overfilling. If you ever wonder why your breakfast tacos aren’t holding together like the restaurant tacos. Almost certainly it’s due to overfilling. It could also be the tortilla choice. Heating up the tortillas a little with wet paper towels and a microwave can help. Otherwise, you’ll need to test out different tortillas brands. Not all tortillas are made for tacos. Soft, flour tortillas tend to work better for wrapping without breaking.

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Breakfast taco meal prep is an extremely popular option, in part, due to portability. One to two tacos for breakfast can be pre-filled, pre-wrapped, and stored individually for super fast grab and go. The construction also makes eating with your hands much easier so you can run out the door and eat them on the road during your commute. This also means you don’t need to keep track of meal prep containers or utensils. 

Meal prep breakfast tacos are a great way to save money too. With fast food prices rising quickly, at home meal prepping can save you hundreds of dollars a month. This is especially the case with breakfast which usually can be made for just a couple dollars while costing you up to $10 at a restaurant. Save money and meal prep breakfast tacos, you’ll thank yourself later.

On top of saving money, breakfast taco meal prep can be healthier. Using healthier cooking methods and ingredients as well as portion control on the less healthy ingredients can save on a lot of calories. This can also leave you feeling better and more energized throughout the first half of the day. The fattier, greasier, tacos will leave you sluggish and unmotivated. Opt for veggies, eggs, and beans, and go light on sausage or cheese.

Common Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Taco Ingredients

  • Beans
  • Eggs
  • Low fat cheese or thin sliced cheese
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Hot sauce or salsa
  • Turkey bacon or sausage
  • Lean ground beef
  • Tortilla – Flax oat or carb balanced

Remember to have fun and try different combinations of fillings for your meal prep breakfast tacos! Just because you’re eating it for breakfast doesn’t mean you have to be restricted to breakfast ingredients either. Want some ideas for meal prepping breakfast tacos, see some of our popular recipes below.

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