Friday, July 24, 2015

Protein Packed Huevos Rancheros in Bulk

Now for something completely different:
About once a week I take a day and prepare bulk freezer meals.
(Boy, I'll tell you, for us, this is key to eating healthy and living with less stress!)

Since the NVO lifts weights he prefers meals high in protein,
so today's bulk meal is:
Freezer packs of
Protein Packed Huevos Rancheros
(This is a little too heavy for me as I am trying to shed a few lbs.
I'm more of a rice-protein, almond milk, flaxseed, kale smoothie type of gal...for now,
but this will make a great maintenance breakfast for me, when the time comes.)

 We have been trying to focus on breakfast lately, 
as we have been told to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper.
Seems to be working for us.

So this is how it went down:
First gather up eight containers.
I purchased these online.
(300 of them for about $68 - bulk containers for bulk meals!)
I fill them, microwave them and send them through the dishwasher.
They are great..stack easy, perfect size even look nice,
as I like white!

OK, so now fry up 16 corn tortillas.

 Place two in each container.

Smoosh some re-fried beans on top of the tortillas.
Homemade would be better, but this works  - in a pinch.

Gather up some eggs, cheese and this yummy almond milk.
(Extra protein!)

Put them in a pan with a little melted coconut oil.
Then add sea salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic and oregano.
(I don't know why I use oregano, it seems Italian....hmmmmm.
I think a "South of the Border" recipe called for it once, so I continue it.)
No fresh oregano this year :-(
Our garden had some issues that we are still trying to figure out.
It's been a weird garden year.

Stir it up -  right in the pan.

Continue cooking until eggs are set.

Put eggs on top of smooshed re-fried beans.

 Time for the sauce:
Combine some yummy tomato like substances and spices of choice.
This is what I had on hand so it's what I used.
I was thankful for the hot enchilada sauce,
it was key to that spicy result that the NVO likes.
Salsa would be good too,
but just plan old enchilada sauce by itself would work, as well.

Pour sauce on top of eggs.

Sprinkle a little cheese on top of that.

 Luckily, cilantro grew this year,

so cilantro was the finishing touch.

Mmmmmm...lots of yummy protein 
(beans, eggs, almond milk with protein, and cheese)
to start the NVO's day off like a king!
I wonder if this might be gluten free, as well?
We have not jumped on that bandwagon,
but many folks do and swear by it!

Oh and what do you think of one of these served on top of this meal?
In my dreams I would add sour cream...or plain Greek yogurt, too.

 Eight total:
Six to the freezer and two to the refrigerator for this weekend's breakfast delights!

Oh, and that made a lot of sauce, 
AND I have some leftover tortillas and cheese...
I'll use those excess ingredients for some 
enchiladas for tonight's dinner.
Perhaps I'll add some chicken (protein).
We'll try to eat very little (pauper) and eat early. ;-)

Do you have a healthy time saving meal that you enjoy?
Please share. :-)


  1. Yum! Those look delicious, Astri! I can't have anything spicy, but all the rest of the ingredients I can have. I'll have to try those. My toddler and I like fried corn tortillas with cheese and avocado inside; my teenager likes them without the avocado. We've been talking about adding chicken to them but haven't yet.

  2. I think I see jesus in the tortilla...and maybe in the fried eggs too...

    1. I see a polar bear face with a tie - on the tortilla that is frying.

  3. Astri, okay?

    Miss ...

    His food looks delicious! you do so many things! It never seems to get tired!


  4. I'm pinning this - LOVE the whole thing and I had no idea you could cook eggs and freeze them. I'm showing this to my weight lifting, health food conscious son - he will love this.

  5. They sure look yummy Astri.