Wake up to an easy Healthy Breakfast Burrito recipe that you can make ahead, pop in the microwave and eat! Great for those on the run days! Just grab, reheat and have a hot breakfast ready in 2 minutes!
Plus, you can make it with all your favorite burrito ingredients and make it your own!
When my boys were in middle school, they wanted frozen breakfast burritos because it was a hearty and quick meal that they could microwave and eat easily. Frozen breakfast burritos are convenient, but they are overly processed with added sodium, fat, and other ingredients, plus they were expensive.
After buying a few boxes of the frozen varieties, I decided it would be easy to make them myself. I scrambled eggs, cooked sausage and added a piece of cheese. They were so simple to make!
These were a big hit and I knew I was feeding my family something better than the frozen variety.
Options for freezing burritos:
To freeze these burritos, you can wrap the burritos in waxed paper and freeze in a zipper bag. This works fine if you are in a big hurry.
Now I prefer a different option which is to make them, lay them out on a sheet pan and freeze. Once they are frozen, I transfer to a freezer bag. This way the burritos are easier to grab and not have to unwrap but either method works great.
To prevent them from getting soggy when reheating, be careful how wet the mixture is if adding extra ingredients like tomatoes. If you are not eating them immediately, I suggest letting the mixture come to room temperature before rolling the burritos.
Be sure and fold the bottom in before folding the sides over. This way the ingredients don't fall out when eating!
How to Make a Healthy Breakfast Burrito:
- Evaluate your ingredients:
- Choose a lower fat option if using meat. Instead of pork sausage, choose a chicken or turkey sausage.
- Make it vegetarian. Choose a vegetarian sausage for the healthiest option. If you choose not to use a vegetarian sausage and only want eggs, use 12 eggs in the recipe.
- Choose a lower fat cheese or use a small amount to lower the fat content.
- Omit the salt or use a minimal amount to reduce the sodium.
- Choose a whole-grain and/or lower carb tortilla.
- Make sure your tortillas don't have hydrogenated oils in the ingredients list.
- Add in veggies!
- This is the easiest way to get some veggies into your diet!
- Aim for 5-7 veggies per day. Yes, that's a lot! But if you start with breakfast, you are most likely to hit your target. Here's some ideas on easy ways to increase your fruits and veggies!
- Need ideas for veggies? I love using tomatoes, onions, peppers, kale, and spinach.
- You can also add some avocado but I can't vouch for how well avocado freezes.
- When using the tomatoes, try not to get too much juice into the tortilla or you risk it cracking or getting soggy when reheating.
If you are in a hurry in the morning, (as most people these days with kids are) try these out! The great thing is you can make a small amount to try them out, plus they are so versatile. Feel free to substitute sausage, bacon or veggies. Let me know what you think!
Low Carb Breakfast Burritos
For those watching their carbs and eating either lower carb (or even keto since it's such the rage,) this can easily be made into a keto breakfast burrito or a low-carb burrito.
There are multiple options on the shelves for low carb tortillas. The other ingredients are all low carb so all you have to change is the type of tortilla. You can even make your own keto tortilla.
Even if not choosing a low carb tortilla, I do recommend for good general health to choose a whole-grain tortilla.
People with type 1 diabetes have to adjust their insulin doses based on the carbohydrate count. Here's a great post on how to count carbs.
The carbohydrate content will be on the label of the tortillas you are using. Look at the Total Carbohydrates on the label. The tortilla I used had 21 grams of carbohydrates. The egg, meat, and cheese have none or minimal carbohydrates. Counting combination foods like burritos can be tricky. Here's the easiest way I've found to count carbs in casseroles, burritos, and other combination type foods.
Tired of burritos? Try it on a pita bread! Try our Healthy Breakfast Pita for a different twist on a breakfast wrap recipe!Print
Simple to make Healthy Breakfast Burritos that can be made ahead and frozen. Customize to your heart's content with your favorite add-ins. Great for those rushed days, just grab, microwave, and eat a hot, healthy breakfast in less than 2 minutes!
- 8 eggs
- 8 vegetarian sausage
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup veggies (options: spinach, kale, tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms)
- 8 whole grain tortillas
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Optional: 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
- Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat.
- Cook the sausage until done, breaking up into crumbles.
- Remove sausage and set aside.
- Saute vegetables and add to sausage mixture.
- Scramble eggs and mix into sausage and veggie mixture.
- Add hot sauce and red pepper flakes.
- Remove all from heat. For better freezing, let cool slightly before wrapping.
- Lay out burritos.
- Spoon an 1/8 or egg mixture on each burrito.
- Top with 1/8 of cheese.
- Wrap burrito by folding bottom in, then fold over sides.
- Lay flat on a sheet pan and freeze. Transfer to freezer zipper bag.
- To reheat: Place one burrito on a paper towel in microwave. Microwave 1 minute. Flip and microwave additional minute or until heated through. Microwave ovens may vary.
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