Have Your Eggs And Veggies Too
So far this month we have been focusing on breakfasts, but all the recipes have been “grain-based.” Well, I think quinoa is technically a seed, but I think you get it.
But what if you have a hankering for eggs and don’t need such a “high carb” meal? Here’s one of my favorite ways to have a great metabolically efficient (meaning it will keep your blood sugar stable) meal.
Scrambled eggs is one of the easiest meals to make. But as an endurance athlete, I need to make sure I get plenty of veggies in my diet, so one way to add 2-3 servings of veggies is to put them in your eggs.
Go to the fridge and dig out bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, spinach or kale (or other leafy green), and any other veggie that looks good. Chop them up and cook them in a pan on the stove (lately I’ve been using coconut oil) until just tender.
Now add the eggs and scramble away. Typically I will use 2 eggs and a bit of egg white, but use what you need based on your hunger and activity level.
You also have the option to add your choice of seasonings. Some ideas are just a little salt and pepper, or for a different flavor and some antioxidants use turmeric. Sometimes I will use salsa on top, and occasionally cheese.
The possibilities are almost endless! If you do need some more carbohydrate in your meal, some options are using cooked sweet potato, scrambling in cooked quinoa (warning: it will give the eggs a unique texture), or just heaping the eggs onto a slice or two of bread.
In the image of the meal below, which I made after a swim workout and that it is during passover, uses matzo in the eggs. It’s basically a fancier version of the traditional “matzo brei” (eggs scrambled with matzo).
1 T. coconut oil
1 matzo cracker, broken up and soaked briefly in water
2 eggs + ¼ c egg whites, gently beaten
2 mushrooms, sliced
⅓ c diced green pepper
1 large handful of spinach
Goat cheese crumbles
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan, add veggies and cook until tender.
Add the beaten eggs to the soaked matzo, let matzo absorb some of the egg.
Add egg/matzo to pan & cook as you would scrambled eggs.
Top with goat cheese crumbles.