Make Breakfast Once a Week


As you all know, I did not grow up cooking, and it is still a relatively new skill for me. But my strengths have always lied in my ability to plan, be organized and efficient.

I firmly believe that eating a bagel, toast, cereal, or oatmeal is not healthy for the majority of people (grains are just too hard to digest and end up in your blood stream as a neurotoxin or caked up fecal matter in your gut), but that you should have some sort of egg and meat every single morning. But making eggs and bacon or sausage every single morning is a total pain in the you know what. I gots stuff to do! I can’t be in my kitchen all dern day.

Over the years I have experimented with various quick breakfast techniques and I am always trying to figure out ways to save time and be strategic with my time in the kitchen.

In the past I have done freezable breakfast sandwiches, quiches and personal quiches. All which can be frozen and taken out the morning of, and heated up.

So since I love variation and don’t want to eat the same thing every day, I have found that cooked eggs keep in the fridge for several days.

I make a huge batch of an egg skillet scramble with different ingredients and flavors each week. Then I only have to cook and wash dishes for breakfast once or twice a week, and I still have a homemade and nutritious breakfast done.

Also, I have found when I have a good hearty serving of potato in the morning, I do not crave bread, crackers or chips later in the day. Same thing for the evening. If I have some sort of potato at lunch or dinner, I am less likely to be found with my hand in a bag of chocolate chips at night.

Here are my three favorite variations:

Potato, Bacon, Arugula, Parmesan

Cream or Goat Cheese and Basil

Feta, Cumin, Lemon and Dill

I make the bacon first, and then set aside the cooked bacon. Then I cook the diced potato in the bacon grease. Potatoes take at least ten minutes to cook. When the potatoes are almost done cooking, I add in whatever flavor combination I’m using. Then lastly I add in the eggs. You could crack all your eggs into one bowl and whisk it and then pour it in, or you can be lazy like me and crack an egg directly into the skillet one at a time, then mix it all to scramble the eggs. Don’t cook the eggs too long. As soon as they start firming up, take the skillet off the heat. Take it off even sooner if you use a cast iron skillet like me (because they retain a lot of heat) and the eggs will finish cooking from the heat of the pan and not be over cooked.

Store the scramble in a glass pyrex container in your fridge for up to 4 days. This also makes a great lunch if you don’t have any dinner leftovers.

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  • Megan
    January 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    I LOVE this idea! I wake up very early for work and never have the time/energy to make myself a hearty, healthy meal. Considering how important breakfast is, I will definitely give this a try. Thanks!!

    • Stephanie
      January 23, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      Oh this will be perfect for you then! You could portion it out into individual portions and just grab it in the morning as you head out the door if it is too early to eat when you wake up (I usually am not hungry till 10a).

      • Alley
        February 14, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        i too work and leave early in the morning for my long commute- how would you take this with you? wrap in a tortilla? eat with a fork? or just heat and eat before you leave?

        • Stephanie
          February 15, 2013 at 12:10 AM

          I would just put it in a glass container (no chemicals leaching out into the food from the heat) and then eat when I got to work with a fork. You could make a big batch and then individually portion them so that you just grab a container each morning. I don’t wrap them in a tortilla, because too much grains make me feel yucky, but you could certainly do that if you wanted.

  • Hollind
    January 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    This looks amazing!!!

    • Stephanie
      January 23, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      It TASTES amazing!

  • Mistie
    January 24, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Love this idea. Right now I make some type of veggie omelet every morning. My question is though, how do you heat yours up in the morning? I’m not a fan of microwaving food. I guess I could put it in my toaster oven and hope it doesn’t dry out or get too crispy.

    • Stephanie
      January 24, 2013 at 3:00 AM

      Yeah, I am not a fan of microwaves eitehr and use them more than I would like. I keep thinking I should put books in there or something for storage to help me not use it when I am in a pinch. But most of the time I will heat things up in the oven for a bit as long as they are not in there a long time it wont dry it out. I don’t mind eating this room temperature either, so sometimes I just let it out on a plate when I first get up and then by 10a it is room temp and fine for me to eat.

    • Sarah Merkle
      January 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      We got rid of our microwave a few years back because even though we knew it wasn’t good for us, the temptation was so great we would still use it from time to time. Getting rid of it was a great decision for us. We bought a Breville smart oven and although it was expensive, we have never looked back. Not as fast as a microwave, but because of the small size and the convection feature it heats things up much faster than the normal oven and I don’t ever notice anything getting dry or crunchy.

      Stephanie, girl get rid of that microwave!

      • Stephanie
        January 25, 2013 at 3:23 AM

        I know, if I ever want to get hard core about not using it, that is what we will have to do. It is just too tempting sometimes. I will have to look up that Breville smart oven, thanks for the tip!

  • Tanya
    January 24, 2013 at 3:02 AM

    I have tried making breakfast sandwiches and eggs ahead of time and i just can’t quite get the reheating of it right. My boys don’t like egg reheated. what do you do? I wish they would cause i wake up early and am at work before they leave for school. I really need something healthy i can make ahead of time. Thanks for the idea!

    • Stephanie
      January 24, 2013 at 3:06 AM

      If I microwave eggs, it’s really quick only for like 30 seconds. I don’t know, reheated eggs always taste fine to me no matter what shape they are in quiche, strambled, fried, etc or how I reheat them, oven or microwave.

  • Susan P
    January 24, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    What a fabulous idea! I love breakfast, but never have time to cook before work. Cooking eggs ahead of time has never even crossed my mind. Can’t wait to try a big batch stored in grab & go single servings. Thank you!!!

    • Stephanie
      January 24, 2013 at 3:41 AM

      Your welcome!!

  • Sandra
    January 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    I am so happy I found this! I have been struggling with breakfast ideas this month! My son will absolutely love these too. He can devour at least 2 eggs at the ripe old age of 1!

    • Stephanie
      January 25, 2013 at 3:22 AM

      Good for him! Eggs are so good for little ones. Check out my egg yolks for babies post too, Penelope has eaten several eggs a day since she was about 7 months old. 😉

  • kelly cooper
    January 24, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    done! 🙂

    • Stephanie
      January 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM


  • Ella
    January 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Hi Stephanie! Love your ideas & blog. I am curious about your statement of having some sort of egg and meat every single morning. I was born & raised in Australia and it was drummed into us from a young age that egg & in particular meat are “fatty” foods, high in cholesterol and only something to have for breakfast on the odd occasion, we were always having cereals,muesli yoghurt & fruit fruit fruit! Now I am a new mum & trying desperately to give my lil one the best start every morning & am confused what is best?! Would really appreciate your comments on this many thanks x

    • Stephanie
      January 25, 2013 at 3:29 AM

      Yeah, there is so much misinformation out there about what is healthy. It took me almost a decade of researching all different theories to finally find out what healthy really means. I should have clarified that any old meat will not do, but it needs to be grass fed meat and eggs from pastured chickens to be healthy. grains and fruit all breaks down as sugar, or glucose if you want to be specific. Glucose is needed for sure, but if you have too much of it, it spikes your blood sugar and that causes major damage to your body. And if there is too much sugar to break down in your digestive system bad bacteria can over run the good bacteria and then that causes major damage to your body as well. Nourishing Traditions, The Diet Cure, The GAPS Diet and Meals That Heal are all great nutrition books that explain what real food is in great depth. If you want a good intro, beginners guide to what healthy means and what real food is, buy my cookbook! The chapters in the beginning explain it all in a very easy to understand way. 🙂

  • Mistie
    January 26, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    I have a Food Network convection oven that I use constantly. I stopped using a microwave several years ago after reading about an elementary school class who did an experiment. They had two groups of the same plants. Half the plants were watered with microwaved water and half with regular well water. The plants watered with microwaved water died! After that, I did more research and didn’t like what I found. Every time I’m tempted to use the microwave I just read about it and it’s more than enough to stop me.

    • Stephanie
      January 26, 2013 at 4:03 AM

      I know, it’s crazy how bad microwaves are for you! It actually changes the molecular structure of the food!

  • Angela
    February 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Hey Stephanie!
    Do you have any measurements for this recipe? I just kind of wanted a rough idea of how many eggs, how many potatoes, etc. I’m pretty good at improvising but it’s nice to have a start sometimes!

    • Stephanie
      February 5, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      I didn’t include any because it will vary greatly on size of your family. But I usually do 6 to 8 eggs, about 2 cups of potatoes, a full pound of bacon, 2 cups of greens or vegetables, and if I do a dairy it’s just a sprinkling for flavor, not a heavy serving. 🙂

  • Amber
    March 31, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    “I firmly believe that eating a bagel, toast, cereal, or oatmeal is not healthy for the majority of people (grains are just too hard to digest and end up in your blood stream as a neurotoxin or caked up fecal matter in your gut)”

    I’ve never heard this before about grains, especially oats. I was of the understanding that oats have a good amount of fibre in them and are great for lowering cholesterol (but I could be wrong, of course). Could you let me know which journal you found this information in? I would be interested in reading it.


    • Stephanie
      April 1, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      Oh, you got some reading to do! Wheat Belly, Grain Brain, GAPS Diet Book, You Can Heal Tooth Decay are all really good starts.