I was just reading an interesting article on Livestrong.com about eggs.
“From a fitness standpoint, they’re one of the perfect foods: It’s an encapsulated source of very high-quality protein and very high-quality fat,” says certified strength and conditioning specialist Jared Meachem of Precision Body Designs in Louisiana.”
I have to agree — eggs taste great, they cook up super-fast, and have a lot of health benefits including helping you to stay full longer which means less cravings, and eating less calories throughout the day.
So here are five easy ways to top your scrambled eggs for a healthy and delicious breakfast.
The Basic Scrambled
Crack your eggs into a medium bowl. If you want to make them lower in fat, use one yolk for every three egg whites. Whisk with a few spoons of skim milk, or plain non-fat yogurt. Add salt, pepper, and a pinch of paprika. Coat an egg-friendly skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over high heat.
Add the egg mixture and reduce the heat to medium. With a fork or a heat-proof spatula, slowly mix the eggs in the skillet until soft, cooked “curds”s start to form. Add any toppings. Continue to slowly turn the eggs until they are cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes total. Serve immediately.
Make it Better with Brussels
Left-over Brussels sprouts are the bomb in scrambled eggs. So just make double of the recipe to have enough for breakfast too.
Huevos Rancheros are my absolute favorite when it comes to egg recipes, but first thing in the morning you want something fast! Add 1/2 cup, drained and rinsed black beans plus 2 tablespoons of your favorite jarred salsa to the basic scrambled recipe.
Tomatoes ‘N Eggs
Slow roasted tomatoes are truly divine on eggs. Just make the tomatoes over the weekend and enjoy all week long. Add one tablespoon of reduced fat sour cream along with the tomatoes to take it over the top!
Supercharge your Scrambled
Looking to make your eggs healthier? Add the super hero of the veggie world, spinach, that has high levels of over 10 essential nutrients you need daily. Stir in left-over sautéed spinach or just wilt 1 cup of fresh baby spinach in a separate dry skillet and add it to your eggs.
Add 2 tablespoons of your favorite cheese, my pick is pepper jack on top of your cooked eggs. Keep the amount of cheese small to cut back on fat and add your favorite hot sauce, BBQ sauce or a dollop of ketchup.
What to learn more about eggs? Read more on Livestrong.com.