Homemade frozen breakfast burritos let you serve up a healthy 300 calories breakfast in less than two minutes!
Pregnancy brain is a real thing.
I’ve heard women talk about it before…putting car keys in the refrigerator and other like stories. Come to find out, all those stories now seem totally legit, and I’m baffled as to how growing a human seems t affect the way your brain works.
Lucky for me, nothing devastating has happened and I seem to be competent when it matters most (i.e. when I’m doing something important for work). But it has struck me out of nowhere and I’m left grasping at words like I have never spoken the English language. Most pregnancy brain moments for me are literally forgetting what words are. Having a conversation with a friend the other day, I started stammering because I couldn’t think of what I needed to say. So I asked her, ‘What is the opposite of encouraging?’ …Are you freaking kidding me? At least I actually have pregnancy brain to blame.
The other day I threw my glasses in the laundry bin, and walked to the kitchen at work three times before I remembered I was going there to get my water bottle. I also called my dog by my sister’s name. I really might be going crazy.
Since life is hard enough without forgetting how to talk, I found a way to make my days just a little bit easier. We’ve been hitting the gym consistently at 5 am, and it feels great being in a workout routine again. The one catch? Come 6:45 am, I am completely ravenous! I used to make scrambled eggs with veggies every day for breakfast, but lately I’d rather make it to the gym than have the extra time to actually cook. To make the process of getting food in my stomach faster, I decided to try my hand at homemade frozen breakfast burritos.
One of the best decisions I ever made.
These burritos only took 30 minutes or so to prep and left us with two weeks worth of breakfast. While regular flour tortillas aren’t typically on my meal plan, their macros really aren’t too bad. As long as they’re loaded with nutritious ingredients, I don’t feel so bad about them. You can try your hand at some whole wheat tortillas or other various types I can imagine your find at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. For now, we’re going with Missions tortillas from Costco! Either way, they beat the hell out of a store bought frozen burrito.
We tried some of these with spinach and some without. I wasn’t too sure how well fresh spinach would reheat, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out it worked great! Between the spinach, black beans, mozzarella and eggs—you’ve got a rather nutritious breakfast in your hands. Literally. Because it’s a burrito.
Kyle ate them with salsa or sriracha, requiring a fork. I ate them straight up as I finished other chores or started getting ready for work. I’ll continue experimenting with other add-ins as I go, since these will be a must-make from now until forever. Or at least the foreseeable future.
If you’re doing food prep this weekend, pencil in some time to make these homemade frozen breakfast burritos!
Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Yield 18 burritos
- 1 16 oz carton egg whites (I use Kirkland brand)
- 10 large eggs
- 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 2.5 cups black beans, cooked
- 3–4 cups spinach, chopped
- 18 large flour tortillas
- salt and pepper
- Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- In a large bowl, mix eggs and egg whites together. Add salt and pepper to preference.
- Pour eggs in skillet. Scramble eggs until cooked through.
- Remove pan from heat, and let eggs cool to room temperature.
- Get out tortillas, and layer with eggs, cheese, black beans and spinach.
- To roll tortillas, fold in two sides. Then roll up form one side, keeping all contents in center of tortilla. Once rolled, place on a pan.
- Continue rolling, and place tortillas on pan, with layers separated by tin foil. Place burritos into freezer for about an hour.
- Once burritos are frozen through, place burritos in ziplock or other freezer safe container.
- To reheat, place on a plate in microwave for 2 minutes. Let cool slightly, then enjoy!
Nutrition facts do not include spinach. Macros from spinach will be minerals, but it will pack in extra vitamins!
Serving Size 1 burrito
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 4.6 g
Cholesterol 125.5 mg
Sodium 580.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 39.7 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Protein 16.3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.