These freezer friendly broccoli cheddar breakfast quesadillas are going to have you leaping out of bed in the morning!
This week got a bit away from me so I’m sharing these breakfast quesadillas with you on this fine Saturday morning rather than on Thursday. Better late than never 😉
We had a glorious holiday in Tofino last week, full of fresh air, great food, sandy beaches, and sleep ins.
Kai was surrounded by lots of family and he LOVED all the attention. He managed to rally all the relatives into a giant hug circle (with him in the middle), and named it ‘hugga hugga’. He’d say ‘Let’s hugga hugga everyone!’ and we’d all have a giant hugga hugga circle. Hilarious!
Well, we returned home to a completely empty fridge, no bread, milk, eggs, fruit or veggies. HOWEVER. I did have a freezer stocked full of breakfast food, including these delicious broccoli cheddar breakfast quesadillas, so we did not go hungry!
One of my favorite recipes on this site are the freezer-freindly Spinach, Feta and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas. I know everyone loves breakfast burritos, but in my humble opinion, you can’t beat the crispy texture that a breakfast quesadilla gets, even after freeze/thawing!
So I thought it was time to come up with another variation.
Freezer-friendly breakfasts are an absolute lifesaver for me. I am a chronic morning zombie, and often will skip breakfast, then get hangry and grab something not so healthy.
Since I started doing breakfast meal prep, the mornings have become SO much easier! I get a healthy (and tasty) breakfast, my energy stays up through the morning, and it motivates me to make better food choices later in the day. It really sets off a healthy-eating chain reaction.
The surprising thing about meal prep is that it’s actually fun! I thought it would be such a chore, but I watch a really bad movie or crank up the music while I do it, then post a picture on my Instagram after, and the whole process is really quite enjoyable.
If you are interested in learning about(and actually implementing) meal prep, why don’t you join the Free 21-Day Breakfast Prep Challenge? We commit to spending 1 hour on the weekends prepping our breakfasts for the week. I send out free recipes and shopping lists, and we share our meal prep pictures in a Facebook group. It has been super fun to see everyone’s photos! (UPDATE: we are alternating meal prep challenges through the year. See this page for more info!)
More freezer-friendly breakfast prep ideas:
- these Maple Apple Steel Cut Oats are one of my FAVORITE breakfast recipes
- or these Coconut Carrot High Protein Muffins are easy to grab on your way out the door
- or check out this round-up of 28 Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas for even more ideas!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into VERY small pieces
- 4 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Four 12” tortillas
- Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the oil and the onion, and cook for 5 or so minutes, until onion is cooked through.
- Add the broccoli and cook for 5 more minutes, until bright green and tender.
- While cooking the veggies, beat the eggs with the salt and pepper. Add to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes, until eggs are cooked through. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- In a clean pan, assemble quesadillas: on half of the tortilla, add ⅔ cup of egg mixture, topped with ⅓ cup cheddar cheese. Fold the tortilla over on itself and press firmly. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden and crispy.
- Remove from heat and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Cut each quesadilla in half and stack each serving. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then place in a large ziplock bag. Keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Thaw overnight in the fridge (if frozen), or in 30 second increments in the microwave.
- Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 3-4 minutes per side, or in a George Foreman Grill for 2-3 minutes total.
Calories 382 // Fat 22 g // Saturated Fat 9 g // Cholesterol 220 mg // Sodium 821 mg // Carbohydrate 28 g // Fiber 3 g // Sugars 3 g // Protein 19 g