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The Breakfast Burrito: Food In a Swaddle


Well, frankly, ANYTHING!

You’re probably wondering why a postpartum doula is blogging about breakfast burritos.

One, they’re really good.

Two, they’re easy to make.

Three, you can fill them with all kinds of deliciousness.

Four, they are hands down my clients’ #1 breakfast food request.

When new parents enlist my services for overnight care, I let them know that if all goes well with their new baby and baby sleeps for a solid stretch, I can make them some sort of breakfast to warm up.


The excitement is evident. There will be breakfast. There will be something more than a yogurt, granola and a banana. There will be something worth reheating and tasty.

This is THE BEST NEWS EVER (besides baby sleeping through the night) for new parents.

Here’s a little story about how I came about making breakfast burritos for families:

A new parent was excited for me to whip something up for breakfast. I had already made an egg casserole, baked pears with granola, and apple crisp. Now what? They had not gone to the store for a couple of weeks and had only 3 eggs, 1 Yukon Gold potato, 1/2 onion, whole garlic, shredded cheese and a few small flour tortillas. You know what sealed the deal? The big beautiful jar of salsa in the fridge door.



Back in 1981, I worked at Taco Time and rolled 1000’s of burritos. Now, I don’t want to brag, but I’m a pretty mean burrito roller. In fact, I think my burrito rolling skills have carried over to my mad swaddling skills.

Tortillas are the “Swaddle blanket” of delicious breakfast makings,.

Let’s swaddle your baby up, get them sleeping a few hours at a time, and l’ll make a pile of breakfast burritos for you and your family.

What would you put in your breakfast burrito?

If you want the recipe for mine, Click Here for a printable PDF.

Sheryl Cooksley loves to cook! Besides providing Meal Prep services for new families, she is a Certified Postpartum Doula and Pre-Certified Infant Feeding Specialist providing daytime and overnight support to new parents through baby’s first year. She is the owner of Family Tree Doula Services located near Portland, Oregon.

You can reach Sheryl by completing this form, by email at or by calling 503-630-4063.

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