Healthy Breakfast Burritos

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans,  sweet potatoes, avocado and pico de gallo.  You can make a batch of these breakfast burritos ahead of time as a convenient healthy breakfast meal prep to enjoy all week long. These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans,  sweet potatoes, avocado and pico de gallo

If you’re looking for a healthy make ahead breakfast burrito recipe, you’re going to love these vegetarian breakfast burrito!  Each breakfast burrito is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, and makes a great make ahead breakfast for your busy work week mornings.

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans,  sweet potatoes, avocado and pico de gallo

BREAKFAST BURRITO RECIPE

This is a really easy breakfast burrito recipe to pull together, and these are the breakfast burrito ingredients that you’ll need…

  • Flour tortillas
  • Eggs
  • Black beans
  • Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
  • Seasoning (cumin and chili powder)
  • Avocado
  • Sweet potatoes 

Pico de Gallo

  • Tomato
  • Purple onion
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Seasoning (garlic powder, salt and pepper)

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes 

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Red bell pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Flat leaf parsley

HOW TO MAKE A BREAKFAST BURRITO

This is an easy vegetarian breakfast burrito recipe to make ahead for your grab-and-go morning breakfast during the week.  

  • Tortilla: We use regular or sprouted grain tortillas for these burritos.
  • Scrambled Eggs: We use mostly egg whites for this recipe (so it’s low cholesterol), but you can omit the two whole eggs so it’s an egg white breakfast burrito instead or go with all whole eggs if you like the richer taste.
  • Breakfast Sweet Potatoes: There’s nothing better than perfect breakfast potatoes in the morning.  For this recipe, we use these Breakfast Sweet Potatoes which provide a little more nutrition than regular russets.
  • Black Beans:  We substitute the usual meat sausage found in most burritos with heart-healthy black beans.  You can use canned beans for convenience, but if you plan ahead, these Homemade Black Beans or these Homemade Pinto Beans are both great additions to this healthy breakfast burrito
  • Avocado:  We’re using avocado instead of cheese here.  It’s rich and creamy and provides good fat.
  • Pico de Gallo: We add a little fresh Mexican flavor with homemade pico de gallo to the mix.

HOW TO FREEZE BREAKFAST BURRITOS

  • Make the burritos, then wrap each burrito separately in plastic wrap and then again in foil. 
  • Place the wrapped burritos in a freezer bag and store in the freezer.
  • To reheat, remove plastic wrap and foil from the burritos and set them aside to defrost for at least 20 minutes.  Then using a conventional oven, heat burritos until heated through. If using a  microwave, you can heat burritos in the  microwave for approximately 2-3 minutes.

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans,  sweet potatoes, avocado and pico de gallo

I went with sweet potatoes instead of russets for this breakfast burrito recipe because sweet potatoes pack more nutritional benefits than russets.  

SWEET POTATO NUTRITION

  • Sweet potatoes rank much lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes
  • They’re one of the most nutritious foods on the planet
  • Excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, Vitamins A, Beta-carotene, B6, Potassium and Vitamin C.  
  • Rich with anti-inflammatory properties because they’re loaded with
  • Good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, and manganese

Since there’s no meat in this healthy breakfast burrito, we’re adding black beans for the added plant-based protein and iron.

BLACK BEANS NUTRITION

  • Black Beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, thiamin, folate, magnesium, selenium, potassium, zinc and quercetin (which is an antioxidant).  

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans,  sweet potatoes, avocado and pico de gallo

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are a favorite healthy breakfast meal prep to make on the weekends so you can have a healthy breakfast during your busy weekday mornings.

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Originally published 4.2017 ~ updated 11.2019

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with sweet potatoes, black beans, egg whites, avocado and pico de gallo
Yield: 6 servings

Healthy Breakfast Burritos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

These Healthy Breakfast Burritos are stuffed with  sweet potatoes, black beans, egg whites, avocado and pico de gallo.  They're a great nutritious way to start your day!

Ingredients

  • 6 low carb flour tortillas
  • Avocado

Black Beans

  • 1- 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Eggs

  • 8 large free-range brown hen egg whites
  • 2 whole free-range brown hen eggs

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 purple onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 5  sprigs fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste
  • garnish with flat leaf parsley

Instructions

For the Black Beans
  1. In a saucepan heat the black beans, cumin and chili powder over low heat just until the beans are heated through.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside.
For the Eggs
  1. Add the egg whites and whole eggs to a bowl and beat with a whisk or fork.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add the eggs to the skillet and cook.  Fold the eggs over the middle as they cook so they stay fluffy.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.
Pico de Gallo
  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper (to taste,) cilantro and green onion.
  2. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir so well blended.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
  1. Boil the cut potatoes for about 5 minutes. Don't overcook the potatoes.
  2. Remove from heat and drain well.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Add the onions and sauté until they start to turn golden.
  5. Add the potatoes and red bell pepper and garlic and continue to cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the potatoes turn a golden brown around the edges.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley
To assemble burritos
  1. Warm the tortillas in a skillet over low heat.
  2. Lay the tortillas out on a clean work station.
  3. Evenly divide the scrambled eggs, breakfast sweet potatoes, black beans, pico de gallo and avocado on each tortilla.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Tuck ends in, then roll into burritos.
  5. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 710mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 13gSugar: 9gProtein: 14g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.

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