I often find vegan breakfasts lacking. Tofu scrambles feel lackluster and leave me hungry in an hour. That was the reason I originally developed the recipe for the BEST tofu scramble. It was after that moment I realized that I should take this a step further and make a vegan breakfast burrito that is better than any other.
It’s packed with protein. It’s filling and flavorful and comforting and delicious. Plus I added some Sweet Turmeric Pickled Jalapenos for extra spice. (You definitely should do the same.) The flavor of this will beat any other vegan breakfast burrito you’ve had, and it will keep you satiated for hours.
Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito
This tofu scramble breakfast burrito is totally vegan, packed with protein, healthy AF, and way more delicious than your average breakfast burrito.
- 3 large whole wheat tortillas
- 3 handfuls spinach
- 15.4 oz vegetarian refried beans
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/3 cup Sweet Turmeric Pickled Jalapeños (sub store bought pickled jalalpenos)
- The BEST Tofu Scramble
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 4 oz canned green chilies, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- greek yogurt or vegan sour cream
- hot sauce
Follow the instructions for The BEST Tofu Scramble, and once done - set it aside.
In a small skillet, heat olive oil, red bell pepper, yellow onion, and green chilies over medium-high heat. Season with cumin and chili powder. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until your onions are translucent.
Combine your Tofu Scramble with your sautéed onions and peppers, mixing until well combined.
Layer your tortillas with a smear of vegetarian refried beans, top with 1/3 of your tofu scramble, avocado slices, Sweet Turmeric Pickled Jalapenos, a handful of spinach.
Wrap your tortilla into a burrito, cut in half, and serve with salsa, greek yogurt, and hot sauce.
It’s officially been about two years since I began my recovery from disordered eating. The first year was a daily slug, and I required a ton of outside help – from my family, from therapists, from books, from friends. The past year has been easier, at times it’s been so completely normal I forget how hard I had to work to get here.
Still – there are days where the ancient, evil voices rise strong. There are days where I feel guilty for the food I eat. There are days where the shape of my body consumes my every thought. Those are the days I have to employ all the skills I’ve learned, and heap on self compassion.
Because to me, recovery from disordered eating is like recovering from addiction. It’s life long. It requires a pledge each and everyday to yourself to commit yourself to a new mindset.
It does get easier with time. I promise.
But the old habits, old voices, old ways will try to stay. They will claw their way back into your mind when you least expect it. Expect that. And those are the days that you heap on more self compassion. Those are the days you remember that this is a lifelong fight. So get up and fight.
I’ll admit that even in the midst of making these Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burritos (especially after eating all the ghee biscuits) the dark voices arose in me. They told me that I should eat something lighter. They told me that the shape of my body wasn’t good enough. They told me I wasn’t doing well enough.
They told me lies.
I can only identify them as lies now that I am mentally healthy, but I remember a time when I believed them as truths. And that is a significant difference. That is how I know I am moving forward – growing. Healing.
I’ve had many others come to me expressing distress over these same kind of regressive thoughts. Exhausted by bad days – beaten up by their own brains.
All I can say is that I get it. I have been there. Recently. But we must keep fighting. Fighting those old voices with intense amounts of self love.
Recovery never ends, it’s a growing changing process. But it isn’t something we get to check off a list and never deal with again. So we all keep fighting – together. I’ve got your back. Let’s journey this road together. xo.