Copycat Starbucks Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps
Copycat Starbucks Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps are a healthy, low-calorie option that can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. Take them out and microwave for just 2 minutes when you’re ready to eat!
Can you imagine what life would be like without Starbucks? Just try for a second.
Are you panicking yet?
Yeah, me too. I don’t even drink coffee but I depend on it. Like for those moments when I’m traveling and I haven’t eaten in 6 hours and there’s nothing but a bunch of greasy fast food restaurants everywhere and I’m ready to eat my own arm. Then in the distance, Starbucks appears like a mirage and as the doors open, angels begin to sing.
It doesn’t matter where it is, I can always count on them having a venti unsweetened green iced tea and something halfway decent to eat. One of my favorite things to order is their spinach and feta wrap made with egg whites. For less than 300 calories and 19 grams of protein, it’s a much healthier option than whatever grade D beef cheeseburger you can get next door.
The thing is, eating at Starbucks every day isn’t cheap and those wraps have more preservatives than I care to eat on a daily basis.
That’s okay though because it turns out that they’re ridiculously easy to make at home. Less than 30 minutes of prep and then you can freeze them to have ready to reheat for those mornings when you roll out of bed with just enough time to get dressed and throw your hair into a bun, i.e. basically every morning for me.
They can also easily be made gluten-free by using brown rice tortillas (or your favorite GF brand). I personally prefer to use whole grain tortillas and I always check to make sure the first ingredient listed is whole grain flour. A lot of companies will call their product whole grain just because they’re using a small percentage of it but the main ingredient is still enriched flour. Sneaky bastards.
I tried to make these taste as close as possible to the actual Starbucks wrap while also keeping the ingredient list simple. They’re made with sauteed spinach, fresh garlic, fire roasted tomatoes, scrambled egg whites, and a touch of feta cheese. The only thing I left out was sundried tomato cream cheese, but I found that it really didn’t make that big of a difference for the flavor.
The best thing about these is that after you wrap them up and freeze them, all you have to do is take them out of the freezer and microwave for 2 minutes when you’re ready to eat. No defrosting the night before. Just 2 minutes and they taste just as good as they did before they were frozen!
Breakfast is one meal that I tend to get stuck in a rut with because I’m always so short on time but having these on hand makes it much easier to get in a little variety in the morning.
I’m excited to play around with different versions too. If you try any that turn out good, please be sure to share them with me!
8 medium-size tortillas (or 6 large)
10 ounces baby spinach leaves
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
16 ounces egg whites (approx. 10 egg whites)
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
salt & pepper to taste
- Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat then add the spinach and garlic. Cook until the spinach starts to wilt, roughly 5 minutes. Next add the diced tomatoes and stir together, cooking for another 2 minutes. Transfer the spinach/tomato mixture to a large plate lined with a paper towels (to absorb excess moisture) and set aside.
- Place the skillet back on the burner and then pour the egg whites in. Use a spatula to stir them around as they cook, for about 5-7 minutes, until they are scrambled. Remove from heat and set aside.
- While the eggs cool, cut 8 pieces of parchment paper into 10-inch squares. One by one, place a tortilla on top of each square and fill it with the egg whites, spinach mixture, feta and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Fold the ends of each tortilla together then wrap it with parchment paper, continuing with each one until all 8 are wrapped.
- Place the wrapped tortillas into a large plastic freezer bag and then try to press the excess air out. Alternatively, you can seal it shut by leaving just enough space in the seal to slide a straw in and then use your mouth to suck the excess air out as you slowly slide the straw out and close the seal. Write the date on the bag and then place in the freezer.
- When you’re ready to eat a wrap, simply remove one from the bag and microwave on high in the parchment paper (or wrapped in paper towels) for 2 minutes. Allow to cool and then enjoy!