Low-Cal, High Protein Breakfast Burrito😤🌯
I have to be honest with you guys, this is something that I NEVER thought i'd be making. I used to consume a lot of breakfast burritos in university and APPARENTLY so did my friend Carl. Carl, if you are reading this-- I literally only made this because you wanted me to. That being said, I'm sure there will be other people that enjoy this recipe. Why might I want a Low-Calorie, High Protein breakfast burrito? Well, the macros are great, can fit most diets, it's high protein (as mentioned), its a great breakfast on-the-go, AND you can meal prep it! As I went through the Research and development phases of this recipe, I found out that this is also a very cost-effective recipe and for me at least a good way to mix it up using very minimal ingredients. So if you like this recipe, comment on my socials (IG or Youtube) and say "Thanks Carl" so I know you tried it 😅.
Before we get into the recipe, I want to talk to you guys about ways you can substitute this recipe to make these macros fit your dietary lifestyle.
substitute all egg whites for 2 eggs/ or 1 egg
Decreases your total fat intake
Substitute Ground beef/ground pork for Ground Turkey
This increases your total fat but depending on your store of choice MIGHT be cheaper (in mine it's actually cheaper protein to cost ratio for turkey )
you can also substitute tempeh or tofu if you're vegan/vegetarian or if you hate ground turkey/ground beef.
ALSO Since Thanksgiving is upon us, you can very well just use leftovers in the mixture to help get rid of them. This is a bit stronger of a flavour (especially if you use the dark meat) but its DELICIOUS 😍
Substitute Egg Wraps/Coconut wraps for whole wheat tortillas
This is a simple (and tasty) way to decrease your calories further. I've tested these. They both work very well in the recipe :)
Substitute Plain Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream
This adds extra protein without sacrificing taste!
Substitute Skim-milk cheese/ Light Cheese for Shredded Cheese
This (usually) lowers the fat, but in general, lowers the calories per serving
can also substitute dairy-free cheese to accommodate vegan/lactose intolerant needs.
2 medium/large egg
2 egg whites
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
0.75-1 pound turkey, ground
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 small onion, chopped
15-ounce black beans drained, canned
10-ounce tomatoes with green chilies, canned
2 cup spinach
6-7 medium tortilla, whole wheat
75g shredded cheese
(if you like sour cream) 1 TSP per wrap sour cream.
Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and salt.
Add eggs to hot pan and scramble. Once cooked, remove from pan.
Using the same pan, add ground turkey and taco seasoning. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces. Add chopped onions and continue to cook and stir until meat is cooked.
Drain and rinse black beans and add to the pan. Drain the tomatoes and add to pan; stir and heat through.
Add in chopped spinach and cooked eggs. Stir to combine and remove the pan from the heat.
Warm tortillas in the microwave so they’re easy to roll and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place a small amount of filling along the center and roll into burritos. Serve warm!
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