Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spinach, Feta and Turkey Sausage Breakfast Wraps for Freezer Meal Swap

So, I'm sure Yvonne and I have mentioned that we participate in a monthly Freezer Meal Swap with a few of our close friends. These girls are ride-or-die, ready to swap any time, anywhere. We've even had swaps go down in the middle of parking lots...

If you're not familiar with the concept of a Freezer Meal Swap, you basically exchange meals based on your pre-determined family size. These swaps are such a great idea because 1. It gives us a good reason to get together once a month to enjoy some great food and catch up on the latest (as if we need an excuse for that!) and 2. We get to swap delicious food to store in the freezer and reheat whenever we're short of time or just feeling lazy! Perfect for the busy work week or hectic weekends with the kids...

For this month's Freezer Meal Swap, I made these yummy Breakfast Wraps filled with scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, spinach, feta cheese and grape tomatoes. The combination is delicious and sort of healthy with the veggies thrown in. It's definitely a great way to start your day!
The best part is you have a healthy, delicious breakfast in just a matter of minutes and you can just grab & go, just pop one in the microwave for a few minutes and you're done!
Customize this recipe to suit your lifestyle & personal preferences. Omit the meat if you're vegetarian, add different veggies and cheeses. Make a kid-friendly version using your kid's favorite ingredients. That's the beauty of cooking, it's all up to you!
I hope you give these delicious breakfast wraps a try!

Spinach, Feta, Turkey Sausage Breakfast Wraps
Makes 18 large wraps

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey sausage (I used Jennie-O)
20 large eggs
1/2 fresh parsley
1/2 cup milk
Salt & Pepper
9 oz Tomato & Basil Feta (I used Athenos)
10 oz fresh Baby Spinach
36 Cherry or Grape Tomatoes (I used Grape), cut in half
18 large tortillas (I used Mission because they're a little thicker & can withstand the microwave better)


1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until the sausage is thoroughly cooked through breaking the chunks apart as it cooks. Remove  the sausage from pan and place in a single layer on a large baking sheet to cool.

2. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel, then, in the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil over medium heat. Add the spinach and a few pinches of salt. Use tongs to gently toss the spinach as it cooks. Cook just until the spinach is wilted down. Do not over cook. Remove from the pan and place in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool.

3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Add the chopped parsley and milk and whisk well to combine. Melt a few tablespoons of butter in a large non-stick skillet over med-low heat. Once the butter has melted and starts to sizzle, add the whisked eggs and scramble stirring often with a rubber spatula. When you near the end of the cooking time (the eggs should still look soft and under done), sprinkle salt & pepper to taste and mix to combine. Remove the eggs from the pan while the eggs are still slightly under cooked and place in a single layer on a large baking sheet to cool.

When the eggs, sausage and spinach have cooled, assemble the wraps.

1. Prepare your assembly area by placing all of the ingredients on your counter.

2. Place 6 tortillas in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds to make them pliable.

3. Place the tortillas in a stack on your work surface and layer the following ingredients at one edge of the tortilla allowing room to fold over the end:
~ Approx 1/2 cup of the scrambled eggs
~ Approx 2 tablespoons of the cooked turkey sausage
~ Approx 2 tablespoons of cooked spinach
~ 4 tomato halves
~ Approx 1 teaspoon of crumbled feta cheese
** These amounts are just estimates so use your best judgement according to the amount that fits into your tortillas. After you've rolled on, you will have an idea of how much to put in each wrap.

4. Fold the bottom edge of the tortilla over the ingredients, then fold the left and right edges over and roll tightly, like a burrito or egg roll.

5.  Repeat the process until all of the wraps have been rolled. Wrap each one individually in plastic wrap then again in aluminum foil. Put as many of the individually wrapped wraps as you like inside of freezer bags and place in the bags in the freezer.

6. Store in the freezer for up to 30 days.

7. To reheat, remove all of the wrapping, wrap loosely in a paper towel and place on a microwavable plate. Heat in the microwave for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. Allow to cool for about 1 minute then enjoy!

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