make ahead vegetable breakfast burritos.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACheck out my make-ahead vegetable breakfast burritos for an easy and healthy school day option! They are packed with protein and fiber for a filling breakfast that will keep you going throughout your morning.

What to look for when purchasing wraps:

  • Fiber – You want to make sure your wraps contain fiber, which is great to keep you full and for your digestive system! Look for 3 grams of fiber or more.
  • Protein – Wraps with protein ensures that you add a little more protein to your meal and also extends the full factor.
  • Calories – Some wraps can contain up to 210 calories! Find a wrap that won’t add a whole extra meal’s worth of calories.
  • Hydrogenated oils- Many wraps are made with hydrogenated oils (read: trans fats). Be sure to check the ingredients to make sure they do not contain hydrogenated oils.

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Recipe: (makes 4 burritos)

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 cups raw spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups liquid egg whites – or about 10 egg whites
  • 1/3 Cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 whole wheat wraps
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat and add the peppers with 1 Tablespoon olive oil with pepper.
  2. Stir the peppers frequently until they become browned.
  3. Add the spinach to peppers in batches until all the spinach is wilted.
  4. Set the vegetables aside and let cool.
  5. In another skillet heated to medium-high heat, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and add the egg whites.
  6. Add pepper and scramble until cooked.
  7. Add the mozzarella and stir until combined.
  8. Remove the egg whites and let cool completely
  9. Once the vegetables are cooled, use paper towels or a dish towel and press down to soak up the extra water coming from the vegetables. (Soak up as much as you can – otherwise your burritos will be watery when you reheat them!)
  10. Combine the egg whites and vegetables together in a large bowl.
  11. Add ¼ mixture to each wrap and roll up like a burrito.
  12. Wrap in plastic wrap and place the wrapped burritos into a large freezer bag.
  13. Place in the freezer for future use!
  14. To reheat – heat 4-6 minutes, flipping the burrito halfway. (Microwave time may vary)

Nutrition for 1 burrito: 230 calories, 4g fat, 20g carbohydrates, 9g fiber, 37g protein

3 comments

  1. These breakfast burritos are JUST what I’ve been looking for. Saw them in a Pure Barre email. Make ahead dishes, esp for breakfast, are perfect, and I’m doing this one every week now. These are really tasty and kept me full. Now I’m following your blog and ready to try more great recipes!

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