One of the best ways to stay consistent and be successful with clean eating is to prep some of your food ahead of time.
In the Body Fuel System, I wrote a section to help you do this for each of the 4 weeks of the 30-day eating part of the program.
One of my good friends was telling me that his favorite thing to eat for breakfast is breakfast burritos….which naturally fired up the Nancy Drew circuits in my Jedi brain to come up with this awesome little prep idea.
Now you have the option here to make all the elements of these burritos and assemble them each morning, OR roll them up as shown. If you use the gluten-free rice wraps, they have a tendency to fall apart unless you eat them fresh. They are awesome though, and totally gluten free – just want you to be prepared!
Another great option if you’re not hardcore gluten free are Ezekial sprouted grain wraps – they’re gentle on your gut because the grains have been sprouted, helping them break down a bit so your body can more easily absorb the nutrients and it can help some of those symptoms you may experience from eating processed whole grains.
I thought making about 4 at a time (or 4 days’ worth – i.e. you’re making enough for 2 people for 4 days) would be good, to ensure the freshness of the ingredients.
1. Cook 4 strips nitrate-free turkey bacon, or sliced turkey (I’ll often throw some turkey lunch meat in the pan and slice it up).
2. Drain and chop into bits.
3. Scramble 1-2 eggs per burrito.
4. Drain a can of black soy beans (high protein, low carb and excellent for you – other beans are also a great option).
5. Sautee with 3-4 grated garlic cloves, olive oil, and 2-3 cups spinach.
6. To assemble, add 1/4 cup guacamole, scramble eggs, turkey, and bean/spinach mixture.
7. Wrap in Saran then foil and refrigerate.
These are awesome, tasty and filling. A great on the go breakfast, or if you wake up hungry, or post workout. Try eating just half at a time if they are too filling.
You could make these spicy too, or add any number of different fillings – the trick is to think about making something yourself that is an acceptable substitute for the high-sodium (among other things) options you’ll find pre-made.
And it’s not always that they’re really “bad” for you, it’s really just that you don’t have as much control over what’s in them, and when we’re hungry we’ll just destroy a burrito and pay the price later.