NBA FIT Live Healthy Week: Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito Recipe

NBA FIT Live Healthy Week: Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito Recipe

This week, Men’s Fitness is teaming up with the NBA to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. While all-star athletes will be promoting fitness and healthy living in communities around the nation, we’re camping out in the kitchen. Each day, we’ll deliver a series of low-calorie, muscle-building, athlete-caliber recipes designed by world-class chefs, like Mario Batali, Candice Kumai, Marc Forgione, Bill Telepan, Ali Maffucci, and Roble Ali. 

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Breakfast: Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito

Refuel naturally with this amino acid and protein-packed meal that’s full of fatigue-fighting ingredients, like asparagus, fennel seed, and sweet potatoes. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too.


  • 1 yam or sweet potato, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided 
  • 1⁄2 red or yellow onion, chopped 
  • 1 cup asparagus pieces, cut on the bias 
  • 4 eggs, beaten 
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds 
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 2 whole wheat tortillas 
  • 1 tablespoon grated Gruyere 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 
  2. Toss the diced yam with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt. Roast for 30 minutes, or until the yam is fork-tender. 
  3. Meanwhile, heat a skillet with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sauté the onion until fragrant, approximately 5 minutes. Add the asparagus and sauté for 2 more minutes. 
  4. Add the eggs, fennel seeds, pepper, and remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon salt to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat until light and fluffy. 
  5. Lay out 1 tortilla and evenly spread half of the egg mixture down the center. Top with the Gruyere and roasted yams. Fold over one side and roll into a burrito shape. Repeat with the remaining tortilla. 

Serves: 2

Recipe adapted from Cook Yourself Sexy by Candice Kumai

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