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One More Meatless Monday

Hard to believe we’re already at the end of “Meatless March.” Our final recipe for this month continues the no-meat theme, and this time provides a healthy on-the-go high protein breakfast option. 


Delicious sweet potato black bean and avocado stuffed burritos! Healthy, freezer-friendly and great for an on-the-go breakfast! I like to make these in a double batch, and keep them individually wrapped so that I can use them not just for breakfast, but for any meal when I just don’t have the time to come up something healthy.

Sweet Potato Black Bean and Avocado Stuffed Burritos

INGREDIENTS:

6 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas (you can also use low carb)
3 medium sweet potatoes
1- 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
A few dashes of red pepper flakes, if desired
8 large egg whites (or 6 large eggs)
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup shredded mexican or colby jack cheese
1/3 cup red enchilada sauce

INSTRUCTIONS:

*Cook sweet potatoes: Pierce sweet potatoes with fork a few times. Place in microwave and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until cooked though. This may take up to 10 minutes depending on how thick your sweet potatoes are. Alternatively you can roast them in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Once sweet potatoes are cooked, remove the skins and place potatoes in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork; set aside.
*In a separate large bowl, add black beans, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes if desired. Stir to combine then set aside.
*In a separate medium bowl, beat egg whites (or eggs) together. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium-low heat. Add in eggs and cook. Fold every few minutes to get fluffy eggs. Once cooked, remove from heat.

TO ASSEMBLE BURRITOS:
*Make sure you have warm tortillas; it makes them easier to roll. You can warm them up for 10-20 seconds in the microwave before assembling. 
*Lay out warm tortillas and evenly distribute and spread mashed sweet potato on each.
* Evenly distribute scrambled eggs, diced avocado, black beans, and shredded cheese on each tortilla. *Next drizzle about tablespoon of enchilada sauce in each. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
*Tuck ends in, then roll up burritos.

TO WARM UP BURRITOS:
*Remove Place on baking sheet in oven at 300 degrees for 5-10 minutes or simply microwave them for a minute or two. Serve with sour cream, greek yogurt, salsa, or hot sauce. Makes 6 burritos.
These burritos are freezer-friendly. Simply wrap each burritos in plastic wrap, then in foil and place in freezer. To reheat, remove foil and plastic wrap and microwave until warmed, about 2-3 minutes.

Thanks to ambitious kitchen.com for this convenient and healthy recipe!