On the go breakfasts

His and hers differ minimally on the weekends, but on week days I make him portable savory fare.  He often eats in the car on the way to work. 

His faves include mini breakfast quiches and grits.  And when I’m lazy, I’ll give him an Amy’s breakfast burrito. 

Unfortunately, Amy’s burritos have gotten to be too expensive for our new budget.  Convenient, yes.  Pricey, yes yes.  So we said adios to the luxury of prepared frozen health food and hello to the home-made alternative.


Tofu scramble + whole wheat tortilla + cheese = Kyle’s new breakfast burrito

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To make the scramble, I just take a fork to a block of firm tofu (drained but not pressed).  Once it’s crumbled I add various spices, herbs, seasonings, and such.  It’s not scientific, I just throw in a dash of this and that.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • basil
  • oregano
  • turmeric (mostly for color)
  • nutritional yeast
  • soy sauce
  • salsa
  • curry
  • salt & pepper



To add even more diversity, you can use different kinds of cheese, beans and/or veggies. 

I keep the tofu separate and then wrap up a burrito each night before work (when I’m making the rest of his lunch).


I’m more of a sweet girl.  I like to start the day with granola and oats.  With fruit.  And nut butter(s).

I was recently sent two organic super-food cereal bowls by Vigilant-Eats [how cute is that name btw?!?].


They’re really convenient because they have hemp powder in them so all you have to do is add water.  I thought it sounded weird at first, but it really ends up tasting like cereal with an earthy milky flavor.  Plus, it has a spoon inside, so it’s literally an on-the-go option that requires nothing else.  I saved the second one to bring to the hospital.  Pure ingredients without soy, dairy, gluten, and additives.  Perfect hippie food. 


Ingredients include:

Gluten-free oats and oat flour
Goji berries
Cacao nibs
Hemp flour
Coconut palm sugar
Yacon powder
Maple powder

And they’re all organic.  And non-GMO.  Yay!

If you’d like to try them out for yourself, Vigilant-Eats is offering all my readers a discount.  Enter the discount code hhh10 and you’ll get 10% off plus free shipping in their online store.  I fully intend on using this code myself because they also sell my absolute favorite raw chocolate bar.  I have splurged on this Righteously Raw chocolate bar way too many times in the past, so having 10% off seems like a pretty good reason to indulge now.  Right? 

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17 thoughts on “On the go breakfasts

  1. kt

    I agree that price tag on annie’s products usually makes my eyebrows go up…but what’s the cost breakdown on your homemade burritos? I’d be curious to know how much you save.

    1. Elise Post author

      i was trying to sort it out but lots of the stuff we have/had already. theres also the fact that mine are entirely organic (i think amy’s are mostly organic but i cant remember).
      anyway, heres a rough estimate:
      6 organic ww tortillas = 2.99
      1 block organic tofu = 2.39
      [optional organic cheese] = ~50 cents-$1 (it’s 2.99 for the whole block)
      [optional organic beans] = ~50 cents (it’s 1.29 for the whole can)

      so, for 6 home-made burritos, it is roughly $1 per burrito and that’s including all the toppings (i never use all of them in a single burrito)

      amy’s cost $2.99 per burrito

      theres also leftover tofu scramble that we eat plain. and the extra cheese and beans are used in other meals throughout the week.

      1. Arlene

        I put each one in a quart-sized freezer bag and suck out as much air as I can. You could probably also saran wrap them and put them all into a bigger bag/container if you wanted. I just find the ind. bagging makes for super easy grab-and-go.

  2. Jenelle

    I wanted to use the coupon code on the assorted sampler pack-but didn’t work. Does it only work on on the more expensive packs? Either way, I agree, YUM!!

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