Here she goes again… on and on about those bloody breakfast wraps!
If you follow my @eatingwithbeth Instagram, then you will have definitely seen at least 4 breakfast wrap ideas floating around. To say I am a breakfast wrap addict is an understatement. I’d never even thought about having a wrap for breakfast before; they were for fajitas and burritos only. But then my Uncle kindly made me one whilst I was away on holiday and I’ve never looked back since. I’ve probably taken things a bit far with my choice of ingredients, but as a foodie that’s what I do!
Breakfast wraps are packed full of goodness and provide you with a good balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats; perfect for curing hangovers, refueling after a workout, or setting you up for a busy day at the office. I used to only have eggs for breakfast on a weekend as a little treat, but now I’m having them almost everyday because of how much I love these bad boys.
They are, like most breakfast foods, really simple to make and there are plenty of variations to play around with – so if you are someone who gets bored easily of eating the same breakfast each day, then these are for you!
Here are my top 4 healthy breakfast wrap ideas for you to try, along with the nutritional information…
I first threw this together on boxing day, using left over prawns from our Christmas Day starter flavoured with a little cajun spice.
Tried and tested with both scrambled and fried eggs, and both work wonderfully. Personally, I prefer fried because I like the yolk oozing everywhere.
This wrap also features a handful of spinach and a couple of fried mushrooms – I dry fry my mushrooms, prawns and eggs. But if you don’t have a good non-stick pan that allows you to get away with this, then fry in Fry Light or coconut oil. Asparagus, roasted vine tomatoes or peppers would be gorgeous in here too – if you have room!
Nutirional info for 1 large wholemeal wrap, two fried eggs, spinach, mushrooms and cajun prawns:
31g carbs, 18g fat, 44g protein
Halloumi and Shrooms
What did the cheese say when it looked in the mirror?… Hallou-mi.
#postworkout combination of protein, fat and carbs! Yum yum yum! My run today was a killer; two days off, drinking too much, eating rubbish, and it was 32 degrees 🙊 ran down to the beach, and did alternate jog – walks back to the house because I was feeling that fragile! Hopefully eating right today will make me feel fresh again for tomorrow. #breakfast was a wrap with spinach, mushrooms, 2 fried eggs and 3 slices of halloumi – 23g carbs, 35g fat, 36g protein!
Oh em gee, this breakfast wrap is a thing of Gods for cheese lovers. Halloumi is my most favourite cheese and any excuse to eat it, I will!
You don’t need a lot of this cheese, because it does have so much flavour to it – I use between 3/4 thin slices with two fried eggs, mushrooms and spinach. You could also add some bacon or prawns to this for extra saltiness and protein.
Nutritional info for 1 large wholemeal wrap, spinach, mushrooms, two fried eggs and halloumi (not as pictured):
31g carbs, 28g fat, 27g protein
Avocado and Chilli Garlic Prawns
These prawns are melt in the mouth, cuddle the stomach, god dam delicious!
I used fried eggs here, but I think I prefer scrambled if I’m ever using avocado – but that is a textural thing only. For extra flavour, leave your prawns in garlic and chilli overnight so in the morning you can let your taste buds go to flavour heaven.
Nutritional info for 1 large wholemeal wrap, spinach, mushrooms, 1/3 avocado diced, two fried eggs and chilli garlic prawns:
32g carbs, 28g fat, 30g protein
Salmon and Avocado
This isn’t smoked salmon. This is a regular salmon fillet. Crazy, I know.
When I tell everyone about this they find it strange, and to be honest, before I tried it, I thought it sounded pretty rank. But, put all your queries about salmon for breakfast aside, and dive in mouth first because it is blooming gorgeous. As you can tell, this was pretty hard to close as it was – but if you do have extra room, add some peas or some asparagus for more bursts of freshness.
Nutritional info for 1 large wholemeal wrap, lettuce, avocado, mushrooms, 3 scrambled eggs and a steamed salmon fillet:
34g carbs, 30g fat, 46g protein
Those are my favourites, but I can understand that some of you will be pretty apprehensive about eating prawns for breakfast! You could substitute this for bacon, ham, sausage etc. Here are some other combinations that go pretty swell together:
- Scrambled egg, feta cheese, cucumber, lettuce and roasted vine tomatoes
- Banana, blueberries, strawberries, homemade granola, and a drizzle of honey or greek yogurt
- Bacon, brie, onion, spinach, grapes
- Scrambled egg, kidney bean mash, cheddar cheese, spinach, mushrooms
- Scrambled egg, roasted sweet potato, red peppers, spinach
- Scrambled egg, smoked salmon, peas in cream cheese, asparagus, spinach
Let me know if you have a chance to make any of these, and your favourite flavour combination!