Sometimes you just feel good when you eat something healthy. All the fresh flavours explode in your mouth and you can start your day on the right foot. I love days like this. I can feel the nutrients strengthening my body. So I created a breakfast wrap recipe that will start your day that way. Packed with nutrition and energy to get you skipping through to lunch, this breakfast wrap is also portable. Just grab and go and have a great day!
As you’re dancing out the door to work, don’t forget to pop by my Crave Cure Guide page and learn about your emotional connection with food.
A Different Kind of Breakfast Wrap
Many people think eggs go into a breakfast wrap. They aren’t wrong, but my wrap is made of eggs! Then you stuff it full of your favorite veggies and grab it and go. Its loaded with protein and good fats and vitamin K. Vitamin K is a rarely talked about vitamin. It is essential for blood clotting and that’s often as far as people think it goes, but vitamin K actually comes in a couple of forms and each one does something different.
Vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone, can be found in plant foods like leafy greens. Vitamin K1 is part of the clotting cascade and is used by the liver to up regulate calcium-binding proteins to form a clot. We can thank this vitamin any time we cut ourselves. Vitamin K1 stops us from bleeding to death. That’s a pretty useful vitamin if you ask me. But vitamin K2 is even more exciting IMHO.
Vitamin K2’s Impact on Health
Vitamin K2 activates proteins that determine where calcium is stored in the body. We all know that calcium helps to make our bones hard, so having a hard mineral end up in soft tissue, like our organs, isn’t ideal. The typical diet is higher in K1 than K2, and our bodies can convert K1 into K2, but its unsure of how effective our bodies really are at that. So our bodies best absorb K2 from dietary sources.
Dietary sources include high-fat animal products such as grass fed meats, dairy, organ meats and egg yolks. Because vitmain K is fat soluble, make sure you are sourcing high quality sources so that you are getting fatty cuts of meat and dairy that you can eat without taking in hormones and antibiotics. Gut bacteria also produce K2 and antibiotics may contribute to a deficiency in this important vitamin.
Breakfast Wrap Packed with K2
Give this great breakfast wrap a try. You’ll feel good about your choice and you’ll be bulking up on a powerhouse vitamin in both its forms: Vitamin K1 from the leafy greens and K2 eggs and grass fed dairy. Enjoy!
- 1 egg per wrap
- 1/2 tbsp grass fed butter
- 1 tbsp full fat organic coconut milk
- Pinch of seal salt
- Pinch of pepper to taste
- Sliced tomato
- Spinach or any leafy greens
- Cucumber, etc.
- Whisk the egg, coconut milk, sea salt and pepper in a bowl until there are no lumps and you cannot see any separate egg yolk or white pieces/
- Heat some grass-fed butter in a smaller frying pan.
- Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan and rotate the pan to let the egg spread out into a thin layer. The thinner the better when using eggs as wraps.
- Once cooked on one side, flip over and cook for only 30 seconds on the second side.
- Remove each wrap as they cook and leave on a plate and allow to cool.
- Repeat the entire recipe until you have made enough wraps.
- Place your favorite filling inside and roll up.