Life is hectic enough, so your breakfast shouldn't be. That's why breakfast burritos — the perfect combination of convenience and comfort — should become a part of your a.m. routine.
Try one of these six high-protein breakfast burrito recipes for a stress-free morning meal that can be enjoyed on the go. Each burrito packs at least 17 grams of protein and clocks in under 500 calories.
1. Steak Breakfast Burrito
- 470 calories
- 29 grams of protein
Got leftover steak from last night's dinner? This high-protein burrito is a great way to repurpose your sirloin scraps.
Not your average burrito, this healthy wrap features a sprouted-grain tortilla, which is higher in fiber and easier to digest, plus it's stuffed with sweet potatoes, which are packed with vitamin A, potassium and magnesium, according to the USDA. The recipe even swaps out sour cream (and unhealthy saturated fats) for protein-rich Greek yogurt.
Get the Steak Breakfast Burrito recipe and nutrition info here.
2. Egg Burrito
- 327 calories
- 18 grams of protein
Between black beans, eggs and cheddar cheese, this breakfast burrito boasts three times the protein power in one yummy package. Not only does eating a protein-rich diet keep you satisfied, but it may also help you lose body fat and maintain lean muscle, per a November 2014 study in Nutrition & Metabolism.
Get the Egg Burrito recipe and nutrition info here.
3. Spicy Breakfast Burrito
- 491 calories
- 23 grams of protein
Even meat lovers will pine for this tasty, plant-based tortilla that touts tofu, pinto beans and a cashew sauce as its main sources of protein. People who eat more plant protein (and fewer animal products) were observed to live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease in a July 2020 BMJ meta-analysis.
And while this healthier burrito lacks cheese, it doesn't skimp out on flavor thanks to the addition of nutritional yeast with its nutty, cheesy notes.
Get the Spicy Breakfast Burrito recipe and nutrition info here.
4. California Breakfast Burrito
- 457 calories
- 23 grams of protein
With warm spices like cumin and fresh herbs like cilantro, this breakfast burrito is bursting with flavor. Not to mention texture: Hearty cremini mushrooms lend an extra layer of meatiness (without the actual meat) while avocado adds a velvety creaminess.
Make a batch of these nutritious burritos in advance, wrap them individually and pop them in the freezer — that way you can have one on hand for busy mornings.
Get the California Breakfast Burrito recipe and nutrition info here.
5. Stuffed Turkey Breakfast Skillet Burritos
- 397 calories
- 22 grams of protein
Protein powerhouses like lean ground turkey and scrambled eggs fill this satiating burrito that'll keep the tummy rumbles at bay until lunch. You also get a healthy heap of vegetables — green bell peppers, corn and scallions — with every serving that supplies 8 grams of gut-friendly fiber.
These burritos are perfectly portable. Simply wrap each in parchment paper and foil for a mess-free experience.
Get the Stuffed Turkey Breakfast Skillet Burritos recipe and nutrition info here.
6. Mango and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
- 475 calories
- 17 grams of protein
These black bean burritos toss the tortillas in favor of lettuce leaves to cut carbs and add even more good-for-you nutrients. Diced mangos deliver a dose of natural sweetness to balance the savory flavors. Did we mention one serving equals four filling lettuce wraps? Now that's what we call getting your belly's worth of burritos.
Get the Mango and Black Bean Lettuce Wraps recipe and nutrition info here.
- USDA: "Sweet Potatoes"
- Nutrition & Metabolism: “A high-protein diet for reducing body fat: mechanisms and possible caveats.”
- BMJ: "Dietary intake of total, animal, and plant proteins and risk of all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies."