Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos – Healthy Style!

We LOVE breakfast burritos but have always made them a little unhealthy.  I found several recipes but ended up doing my own to try and make them healthier.  Overall I believe these have about 210 calories each and less than 3 grams of fat.  I found that adding black beans added a lot of flavor without having to use cheese.

TIP:  I found myself snacking while making these so I grabbed a piece of sugarfree gum.  Snacking over!

– 18 eggs
– half a large onion
– one bell pepper (I used yellow because I had one)
– turkey sausage (lean as possible – half of a loop)
– one can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
– whole wheat tortillas

This recipe is VERY easy and it only took me about 40 minutes to prep, cook, and pack/freeze 18 burritos.  Total cost was less than $.50 per burrito and hubby and I have breakfast for over a week!

First I sauteed the onion, pepper, and turkey sausage.  I then added the beans and cooked for a few more minutes.  While that was cooking I beat 18 eggs and a little skim milk.  Once the mixture was done I took it out of the pan and put it in a bowl.   The idea of cooking the eggs in the bean mixture didn’t sound too good….purple eggs?

Then I scrambled the eggs and mixed in the mixture.  I think this worked better this cooking it all together.  Then I left it cool a little and started on the burritos.  I used about three tablespoons of mixture per burrito.  Simply fold in the sides and start rolling.

Once I was done I set to wrap them in saran wrap.  About three in I realized I was using a ton of saran wrap!  Next time I decided I will use a tupperware container and do layers and then cover each layer in wax paper.  But for this time I continued this then put them all in a ziploc bag.  Definitely not eco-friendly so I will be trying other methods next time.

Defrost for 2 minutes and cook for 90 seconds (I think, still working on that).  Add a little salsa and they are ready to eat!



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  1. I have two to share:

    Shrimp Fajitas – I add just a little cheese and try to skip the tortillas. I also don’t like sour cream but I would recommend using a little bit of plain yogurt or Greek yogurt if you want. I load up on the vegetables – red pepper, onion, zucchini, asparagus – and season with a little bit of cumin and a sprinkle of sea salt. Yum!

    Spaghetti Squash Tacos –

    Cut the squash in half and roast for 30 minutes in the oven. Strip the squash using a fork and place the strands in a skillet with a little garlic (or a lot as my preference is), some jalapenos (if desired), 2 tbsp oil, and half an onion. Cook until warm and then fill some taco shells! Delicious, easy, and pretty economical. The salt of the taco shells really adds to the texture of the squash and it’s a perfect combination.

  2. Not too inspired today to share any recipes. . . Earlier today took the kiddos for a run/walk for about an hour and now, this early evening, I’m all congested and have a sore throat! So, not too hungry but very tired. Hopefully, I’ll feel better by tomorrow!

  3. My idea of healthy recipes probably aren’t most people’s. I lost 140 lbs on low carb a few years back (yes, one hundred and forty- I was a BIG girl, lol) then promptly got preggo and gained 80 lbs back, now trying to lose it again and lacking motivation with a 19 month old, LOL. The thing about low carb is that you pretty much have to cook every time you eat, which is fine when it’s just you and the husband, but not when you have an 19 month old trying to climb your leg, so looking forward to reading more recipes from ya’ll. 🙂 (especially ones you can make ahead and freeze!)

  4. Today I did even better. I did all my Pilates (unlike yesterday), I ate better (veggies and all), and I got all my cardio in. I’m also going to stop eating after 5pm and start drinking only water. I found out that if you drink water continually while I exercise I can do more. Tomorrow I will be getting up even earlier so that I can get all my exercising in : o ( Although I do love exercising early because it makes me feel empowered for the rest of the day.

  5. I used to hate the taste of yogurt, but in collage a friend of mine would make frozen yogurt pie. She would take a cup of fruit yogurt and mix it with a tub of coolwhip, then stick it in a ready made grahm cracker crust and freeze it.. I liked it. I started adding more and more yogurt, less lite cool whip and now put a single grahm cracker in the bottom of my bowl with cool topping and sometimes fresh fruit on top. It cuts my craving for icecream and cookies and tastes great on a summer day.

  6. Well I haven’t worked out yet today but I will be going to my 45 minute cardio class this evening! Food wise I haven’t been doing a good job. My house is still a mess from installing floors this weekend so accessing the kitchen is hard. House will be back in order by Weds so hopefully I can get back on track by then.

    This is one of my favorite recipes! Its good warm or cold. I got this one from taste of homes healthy cooking magazine

    White bean, sweet potato ragoutngredients
    1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 large sweet potato, peeled, quartered and sliced
    1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook and stir peppers in oil until tender. Add the sweet potato and rosemary; cook for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
    Stir in water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until sweet potato is tender. Stir in the beans, tomatoes and salt; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.

    Nutrition Facts: 1-3/4 cups equals 286 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 11 g protein.

  7. Baked Tilapia:
    3 teaspoons of butter – use I can’t believe it’s not butter
    4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
    1/4 teaspoon of seasoning salt
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
    lemon juice
    frozen or fresh cauliflower and broccoli – if you want your veggies soft, zap them in the microwave for a few minutes before adding them to the baking dish

    •Start by preheating the oven to 375° F.
    •Grease a 9×13 inches baking dish using some of the butter.
    • Place the tilapia fillets in the baking dish and dot them with the rest of the butter.
    •sprinkle the seasoning salt, and garlic salt over the tilapia fillets.
    •Place the cauliflower and broccoli around the tilapia fillets and season with some salt and pepper.
    * pour lemon juice over fish and veggies to suit your taste
    •Cover the baking dish with foil and bake it in the oven during 25-30 minutes.
    •the fishis ready when you can easily flake the tilapia with a fork, and the cauliflower and broccoli feel tender.

  8. I got back in the gym today and walked/ran 3.1 miles and burned 320 calories (according to the treadmill). Its a great feeling to work out in the morning and have it done with , plus it gives me motivation to eat better during the day. I dont have any recipes but while I was working out I was watching Rachel ray and she had on the authors of a new cookbook/diet book called the Carb Lovers Diet. I am quite intrigued. Plus she had a woman on who has been on this diet for 6 months and she has lost 40 pounds. So I may look into that book more to go along with my workouts.

  9. Egg McMuffin- excellent!!

    1 egg white, skip the yolk
    1 whole wheat english muffing
    1 pcs turkey bacon- cooked
    1 piece fat free cheese ( kraft singles type)

    Crack the egg / white only into a coffee cup- microwave for about 30 sec. tll done
    toast the muffin
    assemble= muffin+ egg+ cheese+ bacon
    great lo cal breakfast protein!
    about 185 calories

  10. Did pretty good today, had good breakast- steel cut oats, yogurt. Salad lunch. Grilled chicken with green beans for dinner. Did a walk with the kids. Hoping to do a little treadmill before bed. Yay me!

  11. Today I walked for 30 minutes even though I was feeling sick! I took it slow, took the dogs, and even though I feel super-sick, I still know that it’s better to keep me healthy in the long run!

    Don’t have any recipes offhand, but I will say for anyone looking for a good cookbook, we love the Fix-it-and-Forget-it lightly cookbook!

  12. Baked Trout
    Combine:1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp rosemary, 2 cloves minced garlic, 2Tbs parsley and 1/4 cup of olive oil.
    Salt and pepper fish, spread oil mixture over and inside fish. Stuff fish with sprig of rosemary and couple lemon wedges. Cook at 400 F for 15 minutes.

  13. I skipped the work out today, but spent most of the day in the kitchen sweating the pounds off prepping for a family gathering.

    Heres a some what healthy desert idea, not exactly a recipe but…
    I like to buy yoplait yogurt at my local sams club. I never finish the box before the expiration date so as it nears I stick what is left in the freezer. Vola! Frozen yogurt! It is very creamy and great as you crave the ice cream during the up comming heat wave. If you don’t want to dig away with a spoon when it comes time to eat the frozen treat, stick popsicle sticks in the middle of the cups through the lid to make a frozen pop.

  14. I did some leg exercises and biked about 1.5 miles.

    I don’t really have any “recipes” but just a few things I like to make healthy.

    I make a mock ice cream by using a frozen banana, 1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder, tbsp or so of peanut butter (I usually use peanut flour as it is less fat but I am out right now), and maybe just a splash or so of almond milk. LOVE it

    I also will take a plain or lightly salted rice cake and put a mashed banana w/ peanut butter. It gives it a sweet/ salty taste. Can u tell I love bananas?

    I recommend taking L-Carnitine liquid (1 tbsp before working out). It really helps burn fat and create lean muscle. I have been using for years. I found the best deal I have seen on it @ last night ($16.29 for 32oz Now brand 1000mg) 20% off first order with code PULL0627 and free shipping over $25). I just ordered some Friday from Luckyvitamin for $19.99 but I couldn’t pass this up.

    Oh, another “recipe”, I put french vanilla flavored liquid stevia drops (4-8) in a glass of water. It is so good, makes me drink a ton of water and it doesn’t have all those chemicals of artificial sweetners.

  15. I worked in the garden for about an hour and swam for about an hour too. I played in the water with my daughter. I didn’t do great on the food, but I am sore! My receip is for a cool down smoothie for after a work out. 1 cup 2% milk, 1/3 cup flavored lowfat yogurt and about a cup of frozen fruit (whatever you want). Blend until smooth and make enough to share. It is about 187 cal per 8oz serving.

  16. I ate grapefruit, lemon water, light veggie soup, etc today all healthy except for a little bit of ice cream (I’m coming from a no-self-control-eat-half-the-carton stage so just having a bit is a HUGE step for me). And I just did hip hop abs and chose the 45 minute workout on accident (thought they were all around 25 minutes) and just about died (I DID tell you guys that I was starting from a fitness level of 0).

  17. Wasnt the best food day but also not the worst. Had a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast…bad way to start but had a small salad and lean cuisine for lunch and almonds for a snack. Had a piece of leftover chicken and a small amount of pasta salad both left over from yesterdays bbq for dinner. The best part is I did a 26 mile bike ride with a friend and it was awesome! I live in southern coastal Maine and we rode all around Kennebunkport and by Walkers Point (where former President Bush lives!). Absolutely gorgeous, warm early summer evening!

  18. Thanks for the recipes! I look forward to trying them out. I went out early this morning and walked 2 miles at the park. My hubby and I went out after he got home from work and rode our bikes for a bit. It was in the 90’s today so it was hard to stay out for too long.

  19. I did my 30 minutes exercises and 40 situp. I ate pretty healthy today. I even had a fruit salad. I also had some green sleepy tea at bedtime to settle me. Lots of water because the weather is hot.


  20. I worked out with a friend for 40 minutes today and plan on doing some weight training tmw!

  21. I tracked everything I ate today, but then lost the list between work and home! lol Also, last week, I had purchased some cute salad plates on clearance at Walmart, figuring I would just use them for extras. Well, turns out they are perfect dinner plates for me now that I am paying attention to portion. I used to use our huge dinner plates, but now if it doesn’t fit on the plate, I don’t eat it.

  22. too crazy of a day to think about recipes. but I did work on getting protein in every meal today to give me energy!

  23. We had a stomach bug go through our house, so all I had today without getting sick was powerade and toast. Hopefully we will be back to normal tomorrow. My recipe is for breakfast. I love having yogurt and fruit. I try to match the fruit with the flavor of yogurt. Berries are the best. It can also be topped with Fiber One cereal and become a homemade parfait. This can be eaten when others are having fattening ice cream.

  24. I commented on Facebook, but will do it here from now on. We had bean soup with ham for dinner last night. 1.5 cups only 340 calories and very filling.

    1 small/regular size navy beans
    several chopped carrots
    green pepper for looks
    ham bone with plenty of ham

    Soal beans overnight or during the day while at work. Cook all ingredients in pressure cooker for approx. 20 minutes once it starts to giggle. Ta da! Easy, very few ingredients, no butter. Wonderful

  25. Plus I use a My Fitness Pal on my Android where you can look up food to determine the amount of calories and you track everything you’ve eaten and it tracks your calories. Awesome.

  26. So I am still a day behind! I had to go to bed early last night because my husband is taking his dental boards today! Yay!
    Yesterday was [retty good. I took my daughter on a 2.5 mile walk, then we came back and had some salad with oatmeai and yogurt. I added walnuts to mine, and had an apple, too, (she had oatmeal, yogurt and applesauce- she usually eats healthier than I do!) For lunch I had leftover fish from the day before. We ran some errands, and by the time we got home, it was dinner time. I popped some veggie chick’npatties in the oven, made a big salad with homemade croutons, and a different variation on coleslaw, which I will share:

    2TBSP-1/4c of plain Greek yogurt
    1Heaping TBSP whole grain mustard
    2 TBSP raw sugar (or honey)
    1/8c apple cider vinegar
    2c Broccoli slaw mix (broccoli and carrots)

    Mix yogurt, mustard sugar and vinegar together, then fold in broccoli slaw mix. Voila! More protein, lower-fat, more nutrients/fiber than traditional coleslaw.

    Last night was the first time I tried that. I am going to try more things with Greek yogurt, and I also may
    try silken tofu as a sub for mayo, as well.

    Getting ready to take my girl on another adventure, 🙂

  27. I have found eating healthy is SO much easier in the summer for me, for one I am wearing less clothing so i have more motivation to not eat junk and second fresh veggies are plentiful around here since we have a garden that will soon start to explode with them 🙂 We also have blueberry bushes that are loaded and they are so easy to pick and throw in a bowl in the fridge and grab a handful when I need something sweet.

    The kids favs out of the garden are Grilled Squash and Zucchini:
    Wash a few up and slice length wise into spears or thin slices what ever you feel like and put them all into a large dish; drizzle some Olive Oil over the slices and stir a bit to coat all the slices well; Then sprinkle with a dash of salt (optional) and what ever seasoning you have on hand (I prefer Mrs. Dash Table blend or Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic); heat up the grill and throw them on and grill til they are a done to your liking. I will get a few kinda black cause that is how I like them.

    The other thing I make from the garden they love is Green Beans. they are done similar to the grilled squash/zucchini only it is cooked inside. I take some fresh from the garden green beans, wash and snap the ends off. Then heat some Olive oil in a pan (just a bit) let it get hot then throw the beans in, let them cook down for a while til getting tender then throw some seasoning on them (usually the same I would use on the squash), then turn the heat down on the pan and let them cook way down til they are done to your liking. My husband who HATES green beans and never would eat them loves this dish in fact his mom almost passed out when I told her what he eats on a regular basis in the summer 🙂 I have found the smaller the green beans the better it tastes since they are a lot more tender and the beans aren’t to big inside.

    Not sure what the stats are for this but it gets my kids eating veggies and momma likes that:) there has to be something good about that!!

  28. Also here is a great way to use up some of the Crystal Light if you stocked up not long ago at Publix like I did 🙂 we have tons of it & the kids love lemonade and it is SOO much better than drinking tons of soda or sugary stuff all summer long.

    You can find the entire recipe here:

    but here is the shortened version

    Fresh Strawberry-ade

    16 ounces fresh strawberries
    1 Tub Crystal Light Pink Lemonade

    Wash and remove tops from strawberries. Place in blender and puree until fully liquefied. Fill two quart pitcher halfway with water. Stir in drink mix. Add strawberry puree and fill the rest of the way with cold water. Stir well. If strawberries aren’t sweet enough, you can add ¼ a cup of Splenda or to taste. I’ve never had to add Splenda!

    I just got some strawberries the other day from my MIL and I plan on having Abby help me make this later on since it is HOTTTT here and we need something fun to do inside 🙂

  29. Did great again today although I didn’t exercise until late I did however eat healthy except for one bottle of pop and some Werthers candy. One of the things that I’ve been trying to have more of is beans.
    So here’s my recipe for some succulent beans:

    1 bag of dry black eye peas

    2 turkey thighs

    10 cups of chicken broth (you can use bouillon cubes with the same amount of water too- just be sure that they completely dissolve before you put it in the crock pot)

    6 fresh crushed garlic cloves

    1 cup of fresh chopped mushrooms

    2 fresh chopped hot peppers (habanera-super hot, jalapeño-hot, or 1 banana pepper-mild) whichever is your favorite

    Just put all the ingredients in the crock in the morning and by dinner time it’s done. I like to start with putting about 2 cups of the chicken broth in the crock with the garlic cloves. Next I put the turkey in on top. Next rinse the beans and pick out anything that looks odd then I put the rest of the beans in. Now add the rest of your chicken broth and mushrooms then chop up your peppers and sprinkle them on top. Set the crock to high and in about 8 hours you’ll be eating good and healthy.

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