A Big Ol’ Healthy Breakfast Burrito
Good morning friends!
You know what would make your Meatless Monday just a tad more awesome? Starting it with a big ol’ healthy, vegetarian breakfast burrito.
Who doesn’t love big ol’ burritos?
Well, if you’re talking about the ones made with white flour tortillas and mystery meat, then me. Ick.
For example, Jack in the Box’s Sausage & Egg Burrito packs 788 calories and 48 grams of fat, 14 of which are saturated. Can you spell myocardial infarction?
Your breakfast burrito doesn’t have to be completely processed and from a greasy bag though. You can easily whip up an insanely delicious, healthy breakfast burrito at home in the time it takes Jack to say, “We won’t make it until you order it.”
This awesome vegetarian creation uses egg whites, lentils and quinoa to pack protein into the most important meal of your day and no weird, rubbery pseudo-meat products.
Its perfect balance of carbs, protein and healthy fat will keep you full and energized throughout your day — a must on tedious Mondays.
You can make this dairy-free if you like or swap the egg whites for tofu, to make it vegan. And if you’re gluten-free, use a gluten-free or corn tortilla.
This thing works for everyone!
1 Whole Wheat, Corn or Gluten-Free Tortilla
2 Egg Whites (or one whole egg)
1/4 C. Lentils, cooked
1/4 Red Quinoa, cooked
1 Tomato, diced
1 tsp. Cumin
Handful of Spinach
1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Salsa, Avocado and/or Greek Yogurt
1. Scramble egg whites and spinach with olive oil in a skillet. Once cooked, add lentils, quinoa, tomatoes, cumin, salt and pepper. Continue to mix until everything is heated through.
2. Warm your tortilla in a skillet, then stuff with the mixture.
3. Top with avocado, salsa and a scoop of greek yogurt.
4. Roll it up and stuff it in your face.
Total Calories: about 330 (for one, without topping)
Depending on the size of your tortilla (I used TJ’s Whole Wheat & Flax tortilla), you will likely have a lot more of the mixture than will fit in your burrito. You could eat it on the side, make your burro open-faced, or grab another tortilla and make a second one for a friend or co-worker.
People who surprise their co-workers with Big Ol’ Healthy Breakfast Burritos on Mondays, get promotions.
It’s a known fact, or so I’m told.