It’s back to school season, and nothing is better than eating a homemade breakfast every morning without having to get up earlier to make it.
Check 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.
Make Ahead Vegetable Breakfast Burritos
Yield: 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
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat and add the peppers with 1 Tablespoon olive oil with pepper.
- Stir the peppers frequently until they become browned.
- Add the spinach to peppers in batches until all the spinach is wilted.
- Set the vegetables aside and let cool.
- In another skillet heated to medium-high heat, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and add the egg whites.
- Add pepper and scramble until cooked.
- Add the mozzarella and stir until combined.
- Remove the egg whites and let cool completely
- 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!)
- Combine the egg whites and vegetables together in a large bowl.
- Add ¼ mixture to each wrap and roll up like a burrito.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and place the wrapped burritos into a large freezer bag.
- Place in the freezer for future use!
- 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
– From Pure Barre enthusiast, Gabrielle Terzano, client at Pure Barre South Jersey, NJ – Haddonfield.
About Gabrielle: My passion is living well, eating healthy and being physically fit. I want to motivate others and be a mentor for people to lose weight or change their lifestyle for the better. I recently received my Master of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Obesity and Nutritional Health from Northeastern University.