Healthy Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

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These simple, protein-rich burritos are a cinch to make — and they freeze well, too. (So you may want to make a double batch!) Be sure to drain off any excess moisture from the corn salsa before folding it into the tortillas to prevent soggy burritos.

The high protein and fiber in this substantial breakfast should keep you full for a long time. It’s a great option when you know you’ve got a busy day ahead and might not have time to eat until lunch.

Healthy Freeze-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (190g) frozen corn
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno chili, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce/425g) can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 large (10-inch/25cm) whole-grain tortillas (such as Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Tortillas)
  • 1 cup (113g) cheddar cheese,

Directions

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Combine the corn, tomatoes, green onions, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Whisk the eggs with the taco seasoning. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until the eggs begin to set, 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring once or twice, until the eggs are completely cooked, 3 minutes more. Set aside and let cool completely.

Wrap the tortillas with slightly damp paper towels and microwave on high until pliable, 1 minute. Alternatively, heat each tortilla individually in a skillet until pliable, wrapping them in a clean towel as you work to keep them warm.

Divide the corn salsa, eggs, beans and cheese among the tortillas, placing the ingredients in the center of each tortilla. Fold in the left and right sides of the tortilla to partially cover the filling and then roll up tightly. Wrap in foil and freeze until needed.

To serve, discard foil. Microwave on 50% heat (defrost on most microwaves) for 2 minutes on a microwave-safe plate. Turn the burrito over and microwave on high power until heated through, 1–2 minutes. Alternatively, reheat, still wrapped in foil, in a 350°F (177ºC) oven until heated through, 20 minutes.

Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 burrito

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 375; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 204mg; Sodium: 720mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 20g

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