Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Food: Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

I will not lie, my go to in almost any breakfast situation is a breakfast burrito.  Most of the time I won't even look at the menu, just give me the burrito.  They aren't always the most healthy item I could get but they are hard to pass up.  So it got me to thinking and I wanted to find a healthy option that I could do at home and this is what I came up with.  Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos.  They look fantastic and I feel a whole lot less guilty eating numerous of them.   Check out the recipe below.

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3⁄4 cup frozen, sliced tricolor bell peppers, thawed
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 4 (9- or 10-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
In a medium skillet on medium, heat oil. Add potato, onion and bell peppers, and sauté for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and onions are translucent. Add spinach and chile powder; sauté for 2 minutes more.
Increase heat to medium high. Add eggs and egg whites. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until eggs are cooked through. Turn off heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
Tear off 4 16-inch rectangles of foil and lay 1 tortilla on top of each. Divide egg mixture evenly into the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. To wrap, fold edges in, then roll forward tightly. Wrap burrito tightly in foil. (NOTE: Alternatively, line with parchment paper and then wrap in foil.)
Place wrapped burritos in a large zip- top freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, preheat oven to 400°F. Place a burrito, still wrapped, on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Use tongs to transfer wrapped burrito to a paper bag and take on the go. (NOTE: Baked burritos will stay warm for 15 to 20 minutes; they can be eaten on the go or when you get to work. If reheating in the microwave, make sure to remove foil first.)
Nutrition Information
Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 1 burrito
Per serving: Calories: 226; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 113mg; Sodium: 500mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 13g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 296mg; Iron: 14%; Vitamin A: 124%; Vitamin C: 8%; Calcium: 29%

Recipe from the MyFItnessPal Blog

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