A Better Egg {And a Breakfast Burrito Recipe}

When it comes to food labels things just aren’t straight forward anymore. I used to think buying “Cage Free” eggs was ideal until I learned what’s really going on. “Cage Free” no longer means the hens are treated humanely or have plenty of room to live naturally. Now it simply means they’re not in a cage. They can still be overcrowded in a small building, though. Talk about disappointing!

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Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review and recipe. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.

Nellie’s used to be known for having “Cage Free” eggs, but as that definition shifted they knew they’d have to find a better description. Free range eggs. Nellie’s treats their hens humanely and are even Certified Humane. Their hens have free range to scratch, dust bathe, and have real grass to peck. They have access to antibiotic free feed and fresh water at all times. Occasionally they are kept in a barn, but only if there is an outside threat, and yet they still have plenty of room to continue chicken behavior.

The hens at Nellie’s farms are never given feed with antibiotics or hormones. They truly get to live their lives as chickens are meant to, and the result is an overall better egg! Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are packed with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, “good” fats and antioxidants, and all for just 72 calories each! Plus, we can feel good knowing there aren’t things like antibiotics and hormones and the chickens are treated humanely!

Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are available at a variety of grocers. Visit their Store Locator to find Nellie’s Eggs at a grocer near you!

For our review we received two cartons of Nellie’s Eggs, a great t-shirt and other swag and a gift card with the challenge to hunt down some ingredients for a recipe. The Nellie’s eggs we received are large brown eggs.

Nellie's Certified Free Range Eggs

As you may know, I’m a simple person. We have a pretty crazy life (and the past couple of months have even been crazier than usual), so I like to keep our meals simple as well. This also ensures even our picky eater will give it a try! So I decided we’d make some breakfast burritos with our Nellie’s eggs!

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

(This Breakfast Burrito Recipe yields 4 burritos)


6 Nellie’s Eggs

1/3 Cup Milk

1/2 Pound of Ground Sausage (For this recipe I am using Lightlife Veggie Sausage)

1/2 TBS Coconut Oil

Pepper, Salt and Garlic Powder to taste

1 Tomato

1 Banana Pepper

4 Tortillas (Any kind will do. I used wheat, but if gluten is a concern corn tortillas would work as well)

Breakfast Burrito Recipe Ingredients


Add 1/2 TBS of Coconut Oil to a non-stick skillet.

Add 1/2 Pound of Ground Sausage and cook until brown making sure to break it into small pieces.

Add spices as desired.

When Sausage is cooked thoroughly, add to a large bowl.

Using the same skillet (or optionally use a different skillet), add 1/3 cup of milk and 6 Nellie’s Eggs. Mix well until eggs are thoroughly cooked and fluffy.

Add the eggs to the bowl with the sausage.

Dice the tomato and banana peppers and add to bowl.

Mix well.

Add the mix to the tortilla.

Wrap and serve!

Breakfast Burrito Recipe Complete

This is a recipe the whole family loves! Having a few picky eaters in our family, though, but it easy enough to leave out the tomato and banana pepper (or even sausage) for some but mix it all up for the others. I grabbed a tomato and banana pepper straight from our garden, which was amazing!

Overall, I’m so impressed with Nellie’s Eggs. They are healthy brown eggs, and I am thrilled they are Certified Humane and really care about their hens. Plus they taste great!

To find Nellie’s Free Range Eggs near you, visit their Store Locator!

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  1. Jennifer Corrado says

    Love breakfast burritos!

  2. Oh, my goodness–this looks divine! I love breakfast burritos, so will definitely try. And Nellie’s eggs are just what the doctor ordered.

  3. I love free range eggs. You can really taste the difference, and even see the difference. Whole foods, real foods, organic foods, and free range foods are so important for our overall health and our nutrition! Yummy!

  4. Lori Thomas says

    Will be picking up these eggs next shopping trip. Those breakfast burritos look yummy!!

  5. Yum, thar looks tasty. I love the commercials on the radio about these eggs. Hah.
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  6. What a Great Review! I sure learned a lot about Nellies Eggs. Would love to buy them next time I shop! They have them at Walmarts so there should be no problem that is where we buy our Groceries most of the time..Your Breakfast Burritos look so Yummy I want to also try making them too! I pinned for the Instructions. Have a great Thursday!!

  7. sheila ressel

    Yum, that looks so good. I haven’t had a breakfast burrito in a while but now you have me craving one!

  8. My grandma would love these! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  9. Love collecting breakfast recipes. My favorite meal, and this sounds delicious. Thanks!

  10. Linda L. says

    I was disappointed when I found out the truth about the cage-free label too, product labels are so tricky these days! Thanks for the great recipe!

  11. Gabrielly says

    Love breakfast burritos! This looks divine!

  12. Christine A. says

    The breakfast burrito looks delicious. I get free range eggs as well.

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