I don't specifically remember the first burrito I ate, but I do have a vague memory of it being late at night, at a 7-11 and at a time when I was not in a responsible decision-making state. And I do recall swearing that I'd never eat another one again as long as I shall live. And for many years I stayed true to that vow.
That was, until I had a crazy delicious and healthy breakfast burrito at a cafe in Kimberley, B.C.. That experience was enough to inspire me to make my own Healthy Vegetarian Mediterranean Breakfast Burrito (WW friendly and only 5 points on the blue plan.)
For this breakfast burrito recipe, you'll need:
- fresh spinach
- feta cheese
- sun-dried tomatoes
- sliced black olives
*see recipe card for quantities
I also added refried beans, then wrapped them all up in sun-dried tomato tortillas. If you are like me and have always wondered if refried beans are actually healthy, then read on!
💭 Are Refried Beans Healthy?
Although refried beans don't sound all that healthy, they can be part of a very healthy diet. The typical canned brand I buy (Old El Paso or something similar), has only 90 calories, .5g fat and 6 g fibre and 6 g of protein per ½ cup. Rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, potassium, iron, magnesium and folate, refried beans provide both insoluble and soluble fiber, both of which play important roles in your digestion and absorption of food. For vegetarians and people who are trying to cut back on red meat, refried beans provide both protein and iron. Refried beans are also a good source of potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain normal blood pressure. So, relatively speaking, I'd say they are pretty healthy for canned food! You can read more about the health benefits of refried beans here.
💭 Top tips
If you like my kiwi garnish in the photos, check out my Video: (TikTok) How to Make a Kiwi Garnish
Using low-fat/light feta cheese will reduce calories and fat content in this egg burrito (my nutritional analysis does not have an option for low-fat/light feta, so I was unable to calculate the recipe using it)
In addition to trying to feed my kids a healthy breakfast on busy weekday mornings, one of the biggest challenges I face is trying to come with a breakfast or brunch potluck idea for work. I am busy, so I need something I can make ahead and freeze. But there aren't many options out there! Enter make-ahead, freezable healthy breakfast burritos....
Of course you can freeze these breakfast burritos (see below) but if you choose not to, they can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Because they have egg in them, I do not recommend eating them after 2 days.
🌡️🌯How to freeze breakfast burritos
These easy, tasty and healthy vegetarian Greek breakfast burritos solve both these problems, as they can easily be made ahead, then frozen.
This make-ahead and healthy breakfast burrito is the perfect Mediterranean diet recipe, packed with protein, low in fat, and freezable for those busy back to school mornings to be. And it's an easy brunch or breakfast potluck idea. I love make-ahead breakfast recipes in general. So, if you are looking for a quick (made in 20 minutes), easy and healthy make-ahead and freezable breakfast option or back to school, give these meatless Mediterranean diet breakfast burritos a try!
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Here's what others are saying: "These were so delicious!!! Honestly better than any restaurant breakfast burrito I've had savory, fresh (the generous amount of herbs is key), and zingy (I ended up adding quite a bit of hot sauce to the egg mixture). Also such a great meal prep idea for a Sunday night. Thank you!!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📋 Healthy Mediterranean Breakfast Burrito Recipe
- 6 tortillas whole 10 inch - I use sun-dried tomato
- 9 eggs whole
- 2 cups baby spinach washed and dried
- 3 tablespoon black olives sliced
- 3 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes chopped
- ½ cup feta cheese I use light/low-fat feta
- ¾ cup refried beans canned
Garnish: salsa (optional)
- Spray medium frying pan with non- stick spray. Scramble eggs and toss for about 5 minutes, or until eggs are no longer liquid. Add spinach, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and continue to stir/toss until no longer wet. Add feta cheese and cover until cheese is melted.
- Add 2 tablespoon of refried beans to each tortilla. Top with egg mixture, dividing evenly between all burritos. Wrap as shown in video.
- Grill on panini press (this is what I use but you don't have to have one) or in frying pan until lightly browned.
- Serve hot with salsa and fruit (optional)
- Garnish with kiwi flowers, if desired (video in NOTES)
- FREEZING: wait until cooled, then wrap as directed in video (in NOTES)
- If you are reheating: Heat in microwave (in parchment paper) for about 2 minutes. Serve hot.