Let’s face it, a flour tortilla isn’t all that different from a donut when it comes to carb count. So I don’t think I could honestly tell you that this breakfast recipe is healthy. The thing is, I really love breakfast burritos, and if I’m going to eat one, I really want it to be somewhat healthier than they usually are. Especially the highly processed ones you find in the freezer section. So here is my recipe for a sorta healthy breakfast burrito that also tastes great. I make ten at a time, freeze them, and warm them up in the microwave in the morning.
1 lb turkey sausage
2 zucchinis (chopped)
1 onion (chopped)
2 hungarian peppers (chopped)
1 floret broccoli (chopped)
1 pint egg whites
10 XL flour tortillas
1 cup cheese
2 pinches salt
3 tablespoons chili powder
Get out a big skillet and cook the sausage over medium high heat. Once it’s brown set the sausage aside and throw the zucchini in your skillet. Add the chili powder and the salt. Once it starts to brown add the onion. Once the onion starts turning translucent, add the peppers and broccoli.
Whip up six eggs in a bowl and stir in the carton of egg whites.
If your turkey sausage is in link form, this is a good time to chop it up.
As soon as you feel like all the veggies are cooked, add the sausage back in and pour in your egg mixture. Stir regularly until your eggs are almost fully cooked. Pour the mixture into a big bowl so that it stops cooking. Mix in one cup of cheddar cheese.
Wash out your skillet and put it back on medium high heat. Once your pan is hot, place your tortilla in the pan. Wait about 30 seconds and flip the tortilla. You might have to flip it again, just make sure it’s hot.
Now put a big scoop of the mixture on the tortilla and roll it up. Place the rolled up burrito on a plate to let it cool off.
Warm up your next tortilla and repeat the process.
Let the burritos cool for at least 20 minutes. Place in freezer bags and throw them in the freezer.
I usually pull a burrito out of the freezer the night before and let it thaw in the fridge. To warm them up, loosely wrap them with a paper towel and cook for about 2 minutes. I usually flip them over half way through.