Shoot guys, life is busy. Like seriously busy. Do you remember growing up hearing every single "grown-up" go on and on and on about being so dang busy all the time? And your little kid self was like, "What does being busy mean? I want to be busy!" Well, lo and behold, now that I am a full-fledged adult, the wrath of being busy has, too, hit me. Between work, being a pug parent, having a social life and maintaining a side hustle, life is just a constant stream of being busy!
I must confess that when life is this busy, it's hard to be perfect and have (at least all) of your shit together. Even with the best intent of trying to meal plan and prep during the week, some things inevitably fall through the cracks and, before you know it, I'm paying $5 for a Starbucks spinach feta wrap.
Even though I'm thankful to have such easy meal solutions at my fingertips, I'm not too keen on having to resort to buying meals out when I know if I just squeezed in a bit of prep time ahead I could have myself something equally delicious at a fraction of the cost. So on this edition of meal prep wonders, I take on The Man with my own version of Starbs' spinach feta wraps. And let me tell you guys, they're not only way cheaper and more convienent, but they are way more delicious, if I do say so myself!
If you haven't tried out the make-ahead freezer breakfast burrito concept yet, I would highly recommend it in general. I snagged this idea off The Pinterest for an easy make-ahead breakfast solution and have been hooked on it ever since. For a few months know we've been alternating with some pretty standard breakfast toppings rolled up in flour tortillas and have been loving just how convenient and tasty they are. It only took us getting sick of some of these flavor combos to realize we could shake things up with something a little more unexpected. And by unexpected, I totally mean just stealing a page from my favorite corporate coffee chain's book. Woops!
Whether I copied this idea or no, this flavor combo is insanely good and super simple. Starting with a good whole wheat tortilla, you simply scramble some eggs, add wilted spinach and layer with tangy sundried tomatoes and creamy feta for a wholesome and delicious handheld breakfast. No matter how busy life gets, with just a little bit of extra time set aside on a Sunday afternoon, you too could prep these amazing breakfast-on-the-go miracles.
Freezer Spinach Feta Wraps
Makes about 10 wraps
- 10 whole wheat tortillas, I have been feeling the Trader Joe's whole grain flour tortillas
- 12 eggs
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup feta crumbles
Before cooking eggs and spinach, it's important to have all your ducks in a row to make for seemless prep. Have a large cutting board stationed close by your stove with your tortillas, feta and chopped sundried tomatoes at the ready. You can totally do the meal prep alone but if you have a buddy nearby, enlist their help with saran wrapping the little ritos once you roll them! Got it? Good. Now let's meal prep!
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add spinach to skillet and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Saute until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Note that the spinach will reduce in size significantly. Remove spinach from skillet and set aside.
Increase heat to medium high. Whisk eggs together in a large bowl and season with remaining salt and pepper. Melt butter in skillet. Add eggs and begin to stir gently, folding up cooked bits. Scramble and cook eggs until they are no longer runny. Because you're sticking them in the freezer to be cooked again, feel free to make the eggs pretty runny. Remove from heat and set aside for assembly.
To assemble, divide your egg mixture into 10 portions. What I do is make 10 little piles of eggs in the skillet so you have the most even distribution between wraps. Add egg and spinach mixture to the center of tortilla. Top with chopped sundried tomatoes and crumbled feta. Roll burrito like so. Wrap finished burritos in saran wrap and freeze.
To reheat, wrap burrito in paper towel. Defrost for 2 minutes then heat for 1. Let cool for 3-5 minutes before enjoying.