July 07, 2010

Bang-Up Breakfast

I'm a little hooked on veggie omelets right now. It's my favorite way to sneak in some more vegetables into the diet while also filling up with good protein. I had a Trader Joe's red pepper that went a long way last week. I used it in two salads, as a snack (dipping into hummus), and finally, the last few dices went into my eggs.

I think a few years ago, I would have tossed this pepper. It was starting to get a little wrinkled. Not soft and gross, just...tired. I think the more I play with my food, the braver and more judicious I get. But guess what..you can't really tell once you dice that baby up into ruby red pieces of yum.

I sautéed the peppers for about 2 minutes on their own, then added the shallots.

Then it was just another minute or so until I added the eggs, which I'd whisked and seasoned with salt, pepper, and a splash of half and half.

I had to add a little extra, so I took three slices of avocado and sprinkled it with diced red onion and lime juice--my current salad of the summer. This is SO good.

Three simple ingredients never tasted so good, I promise.

You know how everyone says they don't have time to make breakfast in the morning? I get that, I do. On the days when I have to wake up at 4am, heck yeah, I pop a protein shake and go, but just try it once or twice. This breakfast, from start to finish, took less than 8 minutes. Eight minutes!!! And it kept me full all morning. What's your favorite way to start the day?

1 comment:

Halcyon said...

I've been on an egg-beaters kick for awhile. I don't like the taste and smell of eggs and the egg beaters have all the good and none of the bad about eggs. :)

My favorite breakfast during the week is cheese grits and a biscuit. Yummmm!!!

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