These easy breakfast taquitos are delicious, nutritious and freezable!
If your crew gets sick of the same old breakfast options (you can only have so much cereal and toast, right?!), this is one that you must try. One of the best parts of this breakfast taquito recipe is that it makes a great big batch, so that you can freeze the leftovers and easily reheat them on busy mornings. And even though they have the word “breakfast” in the title, they are also perfect for lunches and dinners too. I mean, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?!
These breakfast taquitos are surprisingly nutritious
If you take a walk down the frozen breakfast aisle at the grocery store, you’ll surely come across frozen taquitos. Most of these will be deep fried and highly processed, which means that they can be enjoyed once in a while for fun. Should they be a meal staple? Probably not. This is why I decided to create a homemade version that offers nutrition as well as deliciousness. Made with eggs (which are super nutritious all on their own), as well as diced veggies and cheese, these make for a balanced and nutrient-packed meal. Pair with some fruit or salsa and you’ve got it made.
Eggs are jam-packed full of nutrition including protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin B-12. Protein helps to not only build and repair muscle tissue, but also helps to maintain skin, hair, nails and helps in the production of hormones and enzymes. Protein helps to keep you (and your kids) fuller longer, sustaining energy levels throughout the day and keeping blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. Here’s how much protein kids need.
Customize to your liking
I like to make these using flour tortillas (because I find that they stay intact), but you can definitely opt for gluten-free corn tortillas too. Choose your favourite veggies and top with your favorite cheese (optional). You can also add things in like cooked meat, sausage, bacon, beans, lentils or tofu (but these are also all optional!). You can get your kids involved by building their own, according to what they prefer.
These are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner (my kids LOVE them in their school lunches!), and freeze well for later.