I love Starbucks, and with the re-opening of a location right next to my office, I’ve incorporated a grande coffee and spinach feta wrap into my weekday routine. I initially tried the wrap because it was the healthier option available…now I just eat it because I love it! Now, I’m not here to put a product down, or suggest that you shouldn’t eat Starbucks food or frequent the cafe – I still do! I just needed to not be spending $8+ on breakfast every morning, when I knew I could prepare an equally tasty, but cheaper/healthier option. Set out to make this happen, I took to the grocery store and kept things simple. Spinach, feta, egg whites, and sun dries tomatoes are what the wrap is known for – I added some spices and artichokes for an extra tang and bold flavor. Start to finish, this recipe takes less than 20 minutes, and makes 6 servings. All for the price of one breakfast, this “wrap” can (almost) be prepared in the wait time it would take during coffee rush-hour.
-6 whole wheat pita pockets (or wraps, of your choice)
-egg whites – about 2.5 cups
-sun dried tomatoes (not stored in olive oil) – I used 3 per wrap
-canned artichoke hearts, about 6
-10oz bag of baby spinach
-6oz fat free crumbled feta cheese
-up to 1T olive oil
-dried italian herbs
-salt & pepper
Start by wilting your spinach in a hot pan, with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. In a separate pan, scramble your egg whites. While your spinach and eggs are cooking, chop the sun dried tomatoes and artichokes, and mix about 2t of dried italian spices (parsley, basil, oregano) with the feta.
If it’s not already crumbled, break it apart into smaller pieces. Let the spinach and egg mixture cool, and portion out all ingredients into 6 servings. When cooled, stuff the pita pockets with the ingredients, and enjoy! I decided to freeze all 6 of my wraps as a to-go healthy breakfast option. To freeze, prepare each pita, wrap in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Store in large freezer bags and when you’re ready to eat them – remove the foil and microwave!
According to my calculations, each pita is 250 calories, with 3g fat, 28g carbohydrates (and 9g of fiber), and 26g of protein. Compare it to the 290 calories, 10g fat, 33g carbohydrates (6g of fiber) and 19g of protein, and this is an amazingly healthy (and delicious) option…not to mention cheaper!