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Healthy Breakfast Burritos

These freezer-friendly, quick, Healthy Breakfast Burritos will keep you full and satisfied no matter what your morning has in store!

Healthy Breakfast Burritos

This easy breakfast burrito recipe is full of flavor, texture, and will keep you full all morning. (Or evening! Let's face it, I am a big fan of breakfast for dinner!)

These homemade breakfast burritos are perfect to make and then freeze. They are a great idea to bring to a family welcoming a new baby, experiencing a medical need, or just in need of some extra love. I love keeping these delicious burritos stocked in my freezer for quick and easy breakfasts on days we just don't have lots of time. You will not regret adding this recipe card to your stash!

Healthy breakfast burritos ingredients

  • tortillas
  • sausage
  • eggs
  • egg whites
  • shredded cheese
  • onion 
  • salt 
  • pepper 
  • garlic powder
  • optional: avocado, hot sauce, extra veggies

Breakfast burritos substitution ideas

If you're looking to make a substitution, look no further:

  • Low-carb tortillas: For this recipe, I use low-carb flour tortillas, but any form of tortilla will work just fine. You could use gluten-free, corn, flour, whatever!
  • Sausage: You could substitute any breakfast meat here and be just fine. Chopped bacon, ground pork, etc. 
  • Cheese: Pick any cheese. I love cheddar in this recipe, but you could use dairy-free, Mexican blend, pick your favorite one, or use whatever you have on hand. 
  • Toppings: Pick your personal favorites! Some starting ideas are: avocado, hot sauce, extra veggies, sour cream, green onions, and pickled red onions.

How to make healthy breakfast burritos

Follow these easy instructions for a delicious healthy breakfast burrito!

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray with cooking spray.
  • Add diced onion and turkey sausage.
  • Cook until meat is brown and cooked through. Drain excess grease. Cut heat to low.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, egg whites and seasonings.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the meat. Stir frequently and cook until eggs are cooked through scrambled.
  • Sprinkle the scramble mixture with cheese and let sit for about a minute, until melted. Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Lay out 8 burrito tortillas.
  • Separate the scramble evenly into the tortillas.
  • Roll into sealed burritos.
  • Wrap in foil and store in a sealed bag in the fridge.

How to store healthy breakfast burritos

To meal prep, make according to instructions. Wrap burritos in aluminum foil and store in a sealed bag or airtight container in the fridge. See below for instructions on how to freeze! 

How to reheat this recipe

No matter the time of day, when you're ready for your next meal, simply take out the burrito and reheat in the microwave until your desired temperature. Adding a damp paper towel on top of the burrito before you microwave will help seal in moisture. A frozen burrito will take longer to heat than one stored in the fridge. 

If you're reheating from the fridge, I'd suggest heating in the microwave for about 1-1:15 minutes. If you're reheating from the freezer, try microwaving for about 2-4 minutes. You could also reheat from the freezer with an oven, toaster, or air fryer. If using the oven, I suggest baking at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Don't forget to add your favorite toppings and different fillings after you've heated your burrito. Adding a side like a fruit salad or Greek yogurt would be delicious, too!

How to freeze breakfast burritos

To freeze this healthy breakfast, wrap burritos in aluminum foil or parchment paper and then place in a freezer bag. Put in the freezer and use for up to 30 days! Here are some ideas on the best ways to reheat frozen burritos!

Is a breakfast burrito healthy?

The word healthy is subjective and can mean different things to different people. This breakfast burrito recipe has protein, carbs, and healthy fats. It is a great way to start the day and will keep you full without the need for constant snacking.

How many calories in an egg breakfast burrito?

This number can really vary based on a number of different factors. However, this healthy breakfast burrito has 278 calories and 27 grams of protein.

What goes good with breakfast burritos?

The potential for yummy sides with breakfast burritos is vast! I love fresh fruit or Greek yogurt on the side.

More healthy breakfast ideas

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Healthy Breakfast Burritos

These freezer-friendly, quick, Healthy Breakfast Burritos will keep you full and satisfied no matter what your morning has in store!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast burritos, burritos
Servings: 8
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • skillet
  • Measuring Cups
  • tin foil

Ingredients

  • 8 low-carb tortillas
  • 1 lb turkey sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 1.5 cups egg whites
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • ½ onion diced
  • salt ¼ tsp
  • pepper ¼ tsp
  • garlic powder ½ tsp
  • optional: avocado, hot sauce, extra veggies

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray with cooking spray.
  • Add diced onion and turkey sausage.
  • Cook until meat is brown and cooked through. Drain excess grease. Cut heat to low.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, egg whites and seasonings.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the meat. Stir frequently and cook until eggs are cooked through scrambled.
  • Sprinkle the scramble mixture with cheese and let sit for about a minute, until melted. Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Lay out 8 burrito tortillas.
  • Separate the scramble evenly into the tortillas.
  • Roll into sealed burritos.
  • Wrap in foil and store in a sealed bag in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 3mg
Recipe Rating




Deanna

Monday 8th of January 2024

These are amazing! Our new favorite breakfast option. Love that it makes so many!

Jordan Smith

Wednesday 10th of January 2024

Aren't these perfect to have on hand for the week?! Because it makes so many I've used for snacks too and have loved them. So glad you enjoy!

Sheri Mulroe

Sunday 7th of January 2024

These look delicious. Which brand of low carb tortillas do you like? Thx!

Anne

Friday 5th of January 2024

How do you recommend heating up after being in the fridge vs in the freezer?

Jordan Smith

Monday 8th of January 2024

Hi Anne, from the microwave I just microwave for about 1-1:15 minutes. From the freezer, if using the microwave to heat, try heating for about 2-3 minutes. You could also use an oven, toaster, or air fryer to reheat. For the oven I'd suggest about 350/375 for 15 minutes. For an airfryer, it'd probably just take a few minutes. I hope that helps!