"Yes, HOT breakfast!" pipe in the older two.
"Alright. Go feed the chickens and check for more eggs and I'll get started on cooking these," I reply with a chuckle.
This scene plays out frequently during our morning hours together. There are some mornings we have a cold breakfast of yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, or breakfast bars for the sake of convenience or time. BUT my kids' favorite way to start the day is with a warm, home cooked meal that they fondly call hot breakfast.
One of the many perks of getting to stay home with my kids and homeschooling them is being able to leisurely enjoy breakfast together. The meal I'm sharing with you today is the best of both worlds. It's warm and delicious, but it's also quick and easy to prepare. Oh, and it's filled with fresh ingredients and Arla Sliced Cheeses which are never made with artificial flavors or preservatives. Today we're enjoying Breakfast Quesadillas!
One of the best things about this recipe is that you can enjoy the quesadillas right away or freeze them to enjoy later. They make a tasty convenient freezer meal. Simply prepare the quesadillas ahead of time, freeze, thaw, and cook on a morning when you need a quick, warm meal. They'll be done in minutes--getting even the busiest mornings off to a delicious start. This morning we're cooking them up and enjoying them freshly-made.
Let's talk about ingredients. This recipe lends itself to plenty of substitutions making it simple to prepare with what you already have handy. I'm using farm fresh eggs and produce. I'm also using Arla sliced cheeses which are made from fewer, better ingredients than many other cheese brands. As important as that is, the taste and texture of Arla cheese are better, too. You can learn more about Arla and their products by visiting here. I also included meat in some of the quesadillas. These quesadillas can be made to order with the ingredients that each person prefers. That's makes them a winning recipe for everyone!
Ready to get your morning off to a great start with this delicious, healthy recipe? Grab the ingredients listed below and let's get started!
- eggs (The quantity will depend on the number of quesadillas you are making.)
- salt and pepper
- cheese (I used Arla sliced cheese.)
- tortilla shells
- ham, turkey sausage, or other meat
- avocado (sliced)
- tomato (diced)
- Preheat the over to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, scramble several eggs adding salt and pepper to taste.
- Lay out a tortilla shell. Fill one-half with eggs, meat, and cheese, as preferred.
- Fold the tortilla shell over and place it on a lined baking sheet.
- Repeat these steps to make as many quesadillas as you need. If you are freezing them to enjoy later, wrap them individually and place them in the freezer. Otherwise, continue to the next step.
- Place the lined baking sheet with the quesadillas into the oven. Cook for six minutes.
- Flip each one over and cook for another six minutes.
- Remove the quesadillas from the oven and set them on plates.
- If desired, top each with fresh avocado and tomato.
- Enjoy! If you froze your quesadillas in step 4, simply thaw them from the freezer and cook according to the instructions above.
Isn't that easy?! It's a delicious, warm breakfast that I can feel great about giving my kids. Sometimes life can get a little over processed. Arla helps us live a little more unprocessed.
Kids should eat what they know and thanks to Arla's products, they can! Have you seen their adorable commercial where they ask a child to illustrate the "weird" ingredients often found in other cheeses? You can visit the Arla website to see it. I thought it was pretty funny, so just for fun, I asked Lydia Grace to do the same and illustrate Xanthan and Sorbic Acid--two ingredients found in many other kinds of cheese. Yep, check those cheese labels in your refrigerator. I also asked her to illustrated the ingredients in Arla sliced cheese. Here is what she came up with.
Anytime I can, I opt for the brand that has more natural ingredients. Yep, I think we'll stick with Arla! For more delicious recipes made with Arla cheese be sure to visit here. Oh, and if you try this recipe, I'd love to hear how your family likes it.