Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito

Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritos are the ultimate satiating breakfast. They’re easily grabbed on the go and stuffed with nutritious ingredients that you keep you full all morning. This burrito, filled with black beans, eggs, cheese, spinach, is topped with salsa. It beats plain eggs any day!

These burritos are vegetarian, but if you want to make them vegan, omit the cheese or use a soy cheese, and use a vegan egg replacement as a substitute for the eggs. Guacamole can be added in place of the yogurt.

Serve these with a delicious juice, coffee, green tea, or a smoothie any day of the week for a super yummy burrito breakfast.

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Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito

Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 burrito | Calories: 300 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 67 mg | Carbohydrates: 39 g | Sodium: 360 mg | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 17 g | SmartPoints: 9 |


  • 6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 6 (8" whole wheat) wraps or tortillas


To warm tortillas, preheat oven to 300 degrees. Stack tortillas, wrap in foil, place on a cookie sheet and warm 15 minutes while preparing ingredients.

In a bowl, scramble eggs with a fork until homogenous. Add to a non-stick skillet, over medium-low heat, and stir frequently until cooked through.

Meanwhile, place spinach in a food processor and pulse until chopped, or use a knife to dice leaves.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add black beans and spinach. Heat until spinach is wilted, approximately 3 minutes.

Evenly distribute eggs, spinach and bean mixture in the middle of the wraps (leaving about 2" on one end for folding), and spoon cheese, salsa and Greek yogurt evenly over the flling. Fold wraps over and under on the ends.

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2 Comments on "Southwestern Protein Breakfast Burrito"

  1. Vicki  July 1, 2014

    Do these freeze well if you want to make a batch ahead for grab and go breakfasts?

    • SkinnyMs  July 2, 2014

      Vicki, Yes, wrap them in saran wrap tightly and microwave from frozen to serve. Remove the saran wrap and place on a microwave safe plate to reheat.


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