Looking for a healthy and portable, no mess and no hassle breakfast that is super filling and satisfying? These burritos are REALLY EASY TO MAKE, high protein and high fiber so they are satisfying, and you can just pull one out of the freezer when your short on time! Did I mention they were incredibly delicious too?
I love love love Starbucks Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps, hands down my favorite quick breakfast item. The thing is that Starbucks doesn’t “make” any food on site, its all brought in… and their breakfast items are frozen and I’m stilling paying how much for one? In graduate school my college roommate and I made a bunch of frozen breakfast burritos and ate them all quarter long. Paul has been asking for me to make some for quite some time, so last Sunday I got to work! Since Paul isn’t the biggest feta fan, I made his set and my set a little bit different, so I’ll do my best to share both! I can’t vouch for his yet because he hasn’t tried them, but I sampled mine yesterday morning for breakfast and man it was delicious!
Ingredients (for my Spinach Feta Version):
– 4 eggs or 2 eggs & 1/2 cup egg whites
– garlic powder
– black pepper
– 1/2 cup crumbled feta
– 4 whole grain tortillas—> I used La Tortilla Factory 100% Whole Wheat Large
– 4 frozen turkey sausages (or 4 pieces of turkey bacon)
– 2-3 cups fresh spinach
1. Pull tortillas out of fridge for 15 minutes before you start, or microwave them for 10 seconds each (otherwise whole grain tortillas have a tendency to break when rolling them up.) First I cut up four frozen turkey sausages (still frozen) and divided them up evenly on each tortilla.
2. Next I whisked together the eggs/egg whites and added a dash of garlic powder and black pepper.
Then I sauteed 2 cups of spinach for one minute on medium in a non stick pan.
3. After one minute, I added the egg mixture to the pan. As the edges began to set I lifted them up with the spatula and tilted the pan so that the unset eggs would pour underneath and begin to set. I repeated this multiple times around the edge of the pan until there was no more liquid and the eggs were somewhat set.
4. At this point I quickly added in the 1/2 cup feta.
5. When the feta was somewhat set into the eggs, about one to two minutes later, I cut the eggs in four strips and flipped them one at a time over. I flipped one, then I let it sit for 15-30 seconds before I scooped it out of the pan with the spatula and placed it on its tortilla. Then I repeated the process with the three other strips. (It looked kind of the picture below but messier. The one below is without feta because Paul isn’t a feta lover I left it out on his burritos.)
The idea isn’t to cook the eggs all the way, but mostly set them. When you microwave the burrito later after being frozen the eggs will cook, and you don’t want them to over cook.
6. My burritos were good to be rolled at this point. For Paul’s burritos after the eggs were done, I added sharp cheddar to each one.
Now comes the fun part… roll them up! Start by folding one end slightly in, about a half an inch.
Then fold over one side
roll that side onto itself and you have a burrito! Wrap in plastic wrap a couple times and stick in a labeled freezer bag.
1. Place frozen burrito (still in plastic wrap) on paper towel or plate and heat for 1:30 to 2 minutes.
2. Remove from microwave and cut off plastic wrap, heat for an additional minute.
3. Enjoy with salsa, sour cream, avocado/guacamole, ketchup or whatever you like! (In the picture below I served it with non fat greek yogurt mixed with green chiles.)
These burritos are super satisfying, healthy and portable…I’m definitely planning on making more this weekend. Get creative with yours and let me know if you give them a try!
NUTRITION FACTS (for the feta wrap version, using the egg/egg white combo):
289 Calories, 16g Fat, 149mg Cholesterol, 21 g Carbohydrates, 12.3g Fiber, 29g Protein
Plus 32% DV of Vitamin A and 56% DV of Iron (based on a 2000 calorie diet.)
Looking for more healthy & portable breakfast ideas? Check out this post –>10 Healthy & Portable Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
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