Healthy Tex Mex Breakfast Lasagna. A Gluten Free Tex Mex Breakfast Lasagna that is perfect for any meal! Easy to make, packed with protein, freezer friendly, vegetarian friendly!
Do you know what happens after you get 9 hrs of sleep? Well for one, you wake up human again. But two, you crave a good meal. And if you live in a Texas, it’s probably Tex Mex. Tex Mex Breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
There I was. Slept 9 hrs. Feeling human. Feeling like my brain works. And all I could think of was that I (we) wanted eggs. It was time. Time to bring them back into the meal plan now that my seasonal allergies are starting to calm down (more on that later). Yes, it was time to slowly, but surely, invite eggs back over for breakfast… or brinner. Sorry chicken, I didn’t cheat, we just needed a wee break.
But back to my point here. Tex Mex Breakfast. It’s a regular craving, but rare to find a good Tex Mex recipe/meal that is tasty, light, and gluten free. Just come visit, I’ll take you to chuy’s and you can see for yourself. Haha!
So I had this idea. What if I could make a big batch of eggs and some sort of Tex Mex casserole or gluten free lasagna dish that could freeze well and be ready for when these cravings hit. Breakfast or dinner!
Good thing I slept well because it allowed my brain to remember we still had a few pre baked grain free/gluten free lasagna noodles left in the freezer. You see where I’m going with this?
TEX MEX BREAKFAST LASAGNA –> And it’s healthy. And it’s gluten free! And you portion it out one lasagna roll at a time. And you can freeze it!
Ya’ll, I didn’t even mean to make it that easy or healthy, but when you have the RIGHT ingredients on hand (and 9 hrs of sleep), things just start to click!
What’s in this Tex Mex dish and how can you use it? Let’s dig in!
- Eggs (hello Vitamin D, healthy fats, and protein)
- Salsa (fresh and the thicker the better)
- Cooked pinto beans –> “COOL BEANS” Fact –> Pinto beans contain a property called molybdenum, which can help “detoxify” sulfites. So if you are sensitive to sulfites food (like tomatoes and potatoes), BEANS could help!
- Optional – Jack cheese
- BBQ Sauce (local, gluten free, tangy)
- Taco Seasoning (gluten free)
- Chili pepper flakes (antioxidants –> REALLY! “Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology,” the carotenoids found in red peppers are antioxidants responsible for reduction of inflammation. )
- Almond Milk
- Gluten Free Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles – I used the grain free noodles but to keep this low carb you can always use shaved Zucchini or eggplant! It’s simple.
- Optional – Beef, sausage, or chicken! (not gonna lie, I threw in some extra shredded beef I had leftover, so good!).
This Tex Mex Breakfast dish is good for the whole family and can be tailored for low carb folk or vegetarian. It’s one of those meals you can and will want to freeze for later uses as well. I mean, think about how good this would be after a hard workout, run, sporting event, or race. Yes, AMAZINGLY GOOD! Plus It’s balanced in macronutrients (think healthy fats, carbs, and protein) and great recovery meal/food for those muscles! You know I was going to sneak in the nutrition talk, right?
Nutrition for Regular GF Noodles and no Meat added – 285 Calories (per lasagna roll), 8 grams fat, 35 carbs, 4 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar, 16 grams protein. Now that is pretty good. Using the grain free option would slash the carbs in half but keep the protein up. Note –> Do what’s BEST for your nutritional needs. Carbs are our friends.
As I finish typing this the other half of this Tex Mex Breakfast lasagna is in in my freezer. Taunting me. I had some for myself, shared some with my family, but now I’m patiently waiting till the Kiwi gets home so we can eat the rest together! He LOVES TEX MEX and EGGS!
Cheers to a new FRESH week and a good night sleep.
Favorite Tex Mex Breakfast? Have you made gluten free lasagna before?