I don’t know about you but my husband isn’t a big weekday breakfast eater. I always offer to make him something and I’m lucky if I can get some toast in him before he heads out the door. More often than not I find the chocolate doughnut wrappers in the car later on.
I wanted to have a healthier option for him for breakfast.
It dawned on me one day that maybe something portable, but more up his spicy alley would appeal to him more.
We were chatting online over our lunch breaks one day and I asked,
“Would you eat breakfast burritos with eggs, sausage, cheese, and salsa for breakfast?”
He replied, “Of course, all my favorite things!”
Then it dawned on me I could use whole wheat tortillas, healthier eggs, and turkey sausage and he’d be none the wiser!
He’s never complained about whole wheat tortillas when we have tacos so I figured I was safe there. If you’re not a fan of the darker, whole wheat tortillas, I’ve seen lots of other options ranging from low fat to carb free in the usual lighter color.
Whenever I make breakfast eggs, I take half the eggs I’m using and ditch the yolks. So for this recipe, I added six whole eggs and then just the whites from the other six. This keeps the familiar yellow color but cuts out some calories and cholesterol.
Finally, I knew I could get away with turkey breakfast sausage when he couldn’t tell the difference between regular pork sausage and turkey Italian sausage when I made spaghetti.
According to my husband nothing is ever good enough straight out of the box. Just ask our e-reader that was “hacked” and converted into a tablet. I do feel the same way when it comes to certain ingredients and when you’re trying to make something healthier by omitting some fat. Therefore, I added more breakfast sausage seasoning and red pepper flakes to the ground meat to give it a flavor and spice boost.
These burritos are on the spicy side to appease my Texan husband but you could always tone down the spice by omitting the red pepper flakes and hot sauce or going with mild salsa and regular shredded cheddar cheese.
The great thing about these burritos is you can make them whatever you’d like them to be.
Even if you take a classic breakfast item and “healthify” it just like I did, they’ll be none the wiser.