A Better Egg Burrito

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Grab a napkin; this is one messy (but fabulous) egg burrito!




I had a veggie-packed egg burrito for lunch.  It was so much more flavorful – and healthy – than most egg burritos.


In my burrito (I use La Tortilla Factory Soft Wrap tortillas):


  • 1 fried egg
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Roasted yellow potatoes
  • Roasted Brussel sprouts
  • Organic ketchup


With salsa and blue corn chips:


And corn on the cob:


Race Reminder


I’m rocking the Iron Girl 15K tomorrow morning! (Unless I have to drop down to the 5K, as explained in this post.)  My goal for the race is to have fun, enjoy the course, and finish under 1:30.  My PR for a 15K is 1:23:30, but I’m not sure I’m trained to beat that, so I’m going to try to beat my time from my semi-disastrous 15K in September. 


Stay tuned for the race recap tomorrow!


Operation Beautiful at Lululemon


I’m hosting an Operation Beautiful booth from 5 – 8 PM at the Lululemon Outlet in the Florida Premium Outlets.  If anyone can make it, I’d love to say HELLO to you! 🙂


Ashley’s pic!


What “unhealthy” dish have you re-envisioned into something healthier?  Feel free to post links to recipes!



  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 9, 2010, 1:23 pm

    oh man, i just started drooling at the mention of chips and salsa! i would definitely say that lasagna or bolognese sauce is something i’ve healthified lately with TONS of shredded veggies! it keeps the texture really thick and yummy, and it’s great for people with kids (or people who just don’t love veggies)!

  • Lisa April 9, 2010, 1:24 pm

    That napkin is hilarious! 🙂

    Something we do “healthier” is turkey burgers instead of hamburgers. http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/favorite-turkey-burger . We changed the recipe to add feta cheese instead of grueyere cheese and we added chopped jalapenos. FANTASTIC! So delicious! And using the sandwich thins instead of regular buns cuts the calories in half.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 9, 2010, 1:24 pm

    That looks so good! I love corn on the cob, it’s one of my favorites 🙂

    I make a healthier version of traditional eggplant parm: http://eaternotarunner.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/sweet-potatoes-and-eggplant-too/

    • Annie April 9, 2010, 4:19 pm

      Oh! That looks amazing.

  • Matt April 9, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I have made a few really good healthy mac and cheeses before. Cooking Light has a really good bacon mac!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) April 9, 2010, 1:26 pm
  • Evan Thomas April 9, 2010, 1:27 pm

    I hope your ankle holds up for tomorrow!
    My vegan meatloaf makes me moan every time I make it. I can’t even remember if I’ve had regular meatloaf, but this tastes like a McDonald burger only healthy

  • Kelly April 9, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Haha love that napkin. I made my own version of the Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich.


  • Janelle April 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

    When I’m in a bit hurry but want something healthy, and my fridge is empty, I’ll steam frozen mixed veggies (carrot, cauliflower, and broccoli)and throw them in the food processor with cottage cheese. It tasted like broccoli cheese soup, and if you make it a bit thicker is also a great dip for other veggies or crackers. Eating it now 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet April 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I love that napkin! My grandma always bought me hilarious napkins like that. Have fun at OB at lululemon! 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Good luck on the race tomorrow!!
    I’ve re-made lots of unhealthy things…but I can’t for the life of me think what they are!
    LOVE that napkin, where’s it from!? I lol’d 😛

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat April 9, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Yum, I don’t eat eggs but I’m loving all those veggies! Have fun at your booth today 🙂

    I made a healthier version of baked spaghetti one time back when I still ate cheese. My friends were impressed!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 9, 2010, 1:31 pm
  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 9, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Mmm I love burritos! I made a “Cream” of Asparagus soup with no cream so it was super healthy (and vegan!)


    you can do it with any veggie really, just sub out the asparagus for whatever “cream of” soup you want!

  • Megan April 9, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Where did you get those cute napkins!! I have a weiner dog- those are perfect!

  • Lauren April 9, 2010, 1:34 pm

    My guy and I have “pigs in a blanket” almost weekly but we use veggie dogs/protein links! I’m a vegetarian and my fiance claims to be a perma-meat eater, but I’m able to trick him a lot especially with these hot dogs. He tries to eat at least one veggie dish with me every week, but this one doesn’t count he says bc it tastes too much like the real thing lol 🙂

  • lucie April 9, 2010, 1:34 pm

    this might be the cutest meal display. I love the napkin and all the colors! so cute.

    I make a healthy version of lasagna. Tones of roasted veggies & cottage cheese & whole weat pasta. yum!

  • Anne April 9, 2010, 1:36 pm

    That napkin cracks me up! I rely on my friend Lindsay’s blog for leaner versions of Paula Deen’s southern (and by that I mean buttery) dishes. Healthy AND delicious…can’t beat that!


  • Hallie April 9, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Haha when I started my blog, it was going to be all recipe renovations! Now, not so much….but one of my favorite “healthy twist” recipes I did do before I got bored with the concept was a Pad Thai…it’s great because you can make it vegetarian or not, depending on your preference. It’s so good, pretty easy and a zillion times healthier than take out: http://www.healthytwists.com/recipes/healthy-twist-recipe-pad-thai/

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story April 9, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Reinventing recipes is one of my favorite things to do! My most recent was a BBQ Faux Chicken Pita Pizza – SOOOO good!


    I also made a pretty bitchin’ meat & potato-less shepherd’s pie as well!


  • Amanda April 9, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Your goal should be to have a better race than last time : ) I’m sure you will! I wish I could run that far ; )

  • Lindsey @ Sound Eats April 9, 2010, 1:46 pm

    haha I’m sure the guy in Ashley’s pic is just readjusting his hat or something, but at first glance it looks like he’s flexing and admiring himself in a mirror LOL.

    • Caitlin April 9, 2010, 1:47 pm

      lol i know!

  • Catherine April 9, 2010, 1:48 pm

    I do spring rolls wrapped in lightly steamed cabbage leaves and often use collards or big lettuce leaves as burrito wraps/sandwich “bread”. Those eggies look great!

  • Laura Smith April 9, 2010, 1:55 pm

    i made a banana split with: plain yogurt, chocolate larabar, banana, & strawberry jam…awesome!!

  • Snowflakes and Sunshine April 9, 2010, 1:56 pm

    I make a healthier spaghetti bolognaise all the time. Wholemeal pasta, veggie mince, lots of veggies (carrots, green beans, etc) and a tiny bit of cheese. I hardly notice the difference.

  • Kristy R. April 9, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I make a healthy lasagna by substituting the ricotta and meat with tofu and spinach. I sautee spinach with onion and garlic, then add the tofu. I layer whole wheat lasagna noodles with the tofu/spinach mixture and sauce and top the whole thing off with low fat mozz cheese. It’s much lower in fat and I find it more satiating than the traditional version because of the added protein and vitamins. It passes muster with my hubby too! 🙂

  • Christina April 9, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Like a lot of people, I make a healthier lasagna too! I use rice and beans rather than pasta and meat.

    I love Lululemon! Come to the NY outlet 🙂

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 9, 2010, 2:03 pm

    that napkin made me smile, and I’m having a cruddy 24 hours . . . thanks 🙂

  • Cyclist Kate April 9, 2010, 2:04 pm

    Oh my god, all I want to say is that I’d KILL for access to a Lululemon outlet!!!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun April 9, 2010, 2:06 pm

    We do not have a Lululemon in Oklahoma. Maybe one of these days! Have fun at at your booth! 🙂

    I made a healthier version of chocloate chip pumpkin bread:

    To die for!

  • Stephanie April 9, 2010, 2:06 pm

    must find that napkin hahaha love it

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) April 9, 2010, 2:11 pm

    Ha ha, love the napkin! Oh Lululemon, I wish we had an outlet nearby because the store is just too darn expensive. I love asking for Lululemon clothing for birthdays and Christmas though!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale April 9, 2010, 2:11 pm

    I love making health-ified mac n’ cheese. I just replace half the cheese sauce with pureed butternut squash before baking… you can’t taste it, and it helps get extra veg in too!

  • Mary @What's Cookin' with Mary April 9, 2010, 2:11 pm

    That napkin had me cracking up!! And I needed it… been a rough morning :l

    Good luck on the Iron Girl!!! I’ll be cheering you on from all the way over in Ca 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  • Katherine April 9, 2010, 2:24 pm

    Is luluemon open all the time or just weekends? I heard they only open weekends but have never actually gone!
    PS: iron girl = awesome; best wishes in that!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2010, 2:31 pm

      Naw they are open normal hours

  • Ali April 9, 2010, 2:24 pm

    I made an egg burrito style wrap today for lunch too! They are def one of my fav lunches and can totally be made in healthy/delicious ways. Mine had a mexican theme today with black beans, salsa, etc and was yum yum yum!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 9, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I love making my own burritos and pizzas — so much healthier AND delicious than buying them at any restaurant!

  • Anne P April 9, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Ha! Awesome napkin.

    My fave revamp? My Healthy Deviled Eggs! http://www.fannetasticfood.com/recipes/healthy-deviled-eggs/

  • Run Sarah April 9, 2010, 2:32 pm

    That napkin made me giggle! Operation Beautiful at Lululemon? Awesome idea!

  • Chelsea April 9, 2010, 2:44 pm

    I would personally love to see a lighter version of my mom’s home made mac n’ cheese. Nothing says I love you like a serving of this special dish, it also could send you to the ER with a heart attack. My mouth is watering now just thinking of it, and wait…my arteries are clogging to. Sadly if she called me right this minute asking me to dinner because she was making it…I would head right over, cause nothing is better than food lovin’ from Ma.

    Hope you race goes super tomorrow!

  • Laurie April 9, 2010, 2:46 pm

    Hey Caitlin, where did you get that napkin? Love it!!!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2010, 2:49 pm

      my bff gave them to me as a gift like, three years ago! I dont know where she found them, though. 🙁 sorry!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 9, 2010, 2:52 pm

    hehe love the napkin.

    I would to see healthy girl scout Samoa’s! I think someone did them, but I can’t remember where I saw them. boo!

  • Nica April 9, 2010, 2:53 pm

    Good luck with the IronGirl 15K….I was planning on doing the 5K – too bad my knee thought otherwise. Rock that race though!

  • Amanda (The Beautiful Army) April 9, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Good luck with the Iron Girl! (forget Iron Man! He’s a wimp..) I can’t even run a mile in under 10 mins.. 🙁 I love your napkin. Sounds like something my uncle would like.

    Umm..healthy revamp recipie…

    This totally doesn’t count but my school makes us eat better lunches (except for the greasy grilled cheeses) and I make my mom pack me salad for lunch. I also love strawberries with chocolate chips! (My friends love her lunches too! Three of them get “Mom meals” by the end of the year complete with “I love you” napkins!)

  • Ellen April 9, 2010, 3:10 pm

    You just love fitting in those brussel sprouts any chance you get, dontcha? I’m so amazed by that. Your burrito looks muy delicioso!


  • AmandaQuinn April 9, 2010, 3:15 pm

    That burrito looks DIVINE!!! On cold winter days my family makes vegetable soup. We always raid the fridge for any vegetable we can find. 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 9, 2010, 3:15 pm

    YUM that looks delicious!!! You took an egg burrito to a whole new level!!!

  • Nancy April 9, 2010, 3:30 pm

    I love IronGirl!!! Have fun!

  • Franziska (justalittlechocolate.com) April 9, 2010, 3:32 pm

    I love breakfast – pancakes and french toast especially and with lots of toppings like berries so here is my healthy version I make 1-2 times per month on the weekends mmmm so good

  • Betsy April 9, 2010, 3:35 pm

    I love making sweet potato “fries” in the oven! they are soo delicious!

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit April 9, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Cookies! I have a wonderful recipe for dark chocolate almond cookies that are gluten free and contain almost nothing but nut butter!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) April 9, 2010, 3:45 pm

    Aw, have fun tonight at the outlet! (And try not to come home with too much $$ gone from your wallet ;))
    Love that napkin!
    My favorite bad food turned good are veggie fries (sweet potatoe, yucca, carrot, etc!)

  • Kelly April 9, 2010, 4:03 pm

    Love lululemon! Wish they would give you a discount to offer your readers (hint-hint) 🙂

    • Amanda (The Beautiful Army) April 9, 2010, 4:22 pm

      I’ve never been. Matybe I can call my uncle and tell him to say “Hi” for me. They totally should do “Operation Beautiful Discount Days”. See? Already have a name picked out. Just talk to the managers. (How can they NOT say no?)

  • Kara M. April 9, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Good Luck with the race tomorrow! I’m moving from Florida to Olympia, WA next month and plan on running the Seattle Iron Girl in September! 🙂

  • Kelly April 9, 2010, 4:37 pm

    The egg burrito you made sounds really delicious. Once I find a wrap I really like i’m going to make those.

    One quick question- I notice you eat roasted veggies a lot. Do you ever roast a bunch and then reheat them later? It’s probably different for you working from home but I don’t have an oven at work so I can’t have such tasty things at lunch…maybe it will have to be my dinner some night.

    • Caitlin April 9, 2010, 4:46 pm

      Yea I do a bunch at once! They reheat well.

  • Angela @ A Healthy Fit April 9, 2010, 4:53 pm

    Love the napkin! Wherever did you find it?

  • Angharad April 9, 2010, 5:27 pm

    My spinach and mushroom lasagna was a re-imagined, much healthier version of its full-fat cousin!

    plus it is blazing-delicious! good luck tomorrow!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 9, 2010, 5:29 pm
  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 9, 2010, 5:40 pm

    good luck tomorrow – whichever race you end up running! I think it’s great you’re having a booth at the store to spread the word about operation beautiful! Great idea!

  • Krystina (Organically Me) April 9, 2010, 6:02 pm

    Girl, where are you finding corn cobs?! I’ve been DYING for one for weeks.

  • BroccoliHut April 9, 2010, 6:15 pm

    Summer must be around the corner–I spy corn on the cob!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 9, 2010, 6:32 pm

    OMG – I need to get me some of those napkins!!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 9, 2010, 7:29 pm

    oooh what a great balanced lunch – I love the bowls you used as well 🙂

  • Katie April 9, 2010, 7:35 pm

    Yum! I’m loving looking through all these healthified recipe ideas!

    Have fun today!! ANd good luck tomorrow!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) April 9, 2010, 8:18 pm

    This is one of my most popular recipes healthified…

    This ain’t grandmas sweet potato casserole. It is SO deelish!


    Congrats on having a booth in Lulu!!!! So fun 🙂

    Goodluck tomorrow!

  • Morgan April 9, 2010, 8:59 pm

    I think that some dishes are fully meant to have full fat, full calorie everything, but also be consumed in moderation (just not everyday). Mac and cheese is one of those dishes. Many a time, replacing fat for something else means using a fake product, which I am not a believer in. However, there are some dishes that can be modified and taste okay-like oven fried okra-surprisingly good and no fake stuff!

    I do like reading everyone’s healthy interpretations!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 9, 2010, 9:48 pm

    I don’t really remake recipes. I am not a cook in any sense of the word! But I do love reading others recipes and trying them out for myself.

    Some of my favorite meals have been inspired by bloggers. Like dinner tonight : bean salad wraps (black beans, greek yogurt, cumin, bell peppers, green onion and a little fresh lemon or lime juice all mashed up and thrown in a tortilla) sooo yum with steamed veggies and brown rice topped with salsa. =)

  • Jenna April 9, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Sounds fab!!

  • Rachel April 9, 2010, 9:57 pm

    That napkin is awesome! It made me grin from ear to ear 🙂 Good luck tomorrow. Have fun no matter what happens or what you decide to do. I think you have a great mindset going into the race.

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 10, 2010, 7:45 am

    I made a healthier chicken parmesan! I’m posting the recipe on my blog soon =D


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