Eggcellent Breakfast


As mentioned in a post last week, I’ve been trying to be more careful about what I’ve been eating.  Though Doug and Carrie will not believe this after all the food we ate in TX (posts to come on my Austin adventures), now that I’m back in CT I got back into it bright and early this morning.  I got up at regular time this morning (5AM), however I decided to start my day from home since we got a new layer of snow last night night, booooo!  Did I mention I’m the worst New Englander on the East Coast?  Hey, why should I muddle through unplowed roads and parking lots when I have the option to let all of that get taken care of before I hit the streets!

Anyways, back to business here!  The name of the game:  eat at 6AM, but stay full til at least noon…so I needed some protein!  I’m trying to find good ways to stay full without just loading myself with a delicious bagel with cream cheese (which ironically only really keeps me full for an hour or so anyways).  So I decided to go with what I like to call a “breakfast scrambler”.  I used eggs, onion, tomato, and sharp cheddar cheese and followed these steps:

  1. sauté onions in a small frying pan.onion
  2. While the onions are sautéing, I sliced up 2 plum tomatoes and 1 ounce of extra sharp cheese.  I try to stay away from cheese because it can get to be “too much” (in a calorie/fat sort of way) really quick.  But, if I keep it at just an ounce and use sharp cheddar, I can still get the full taste at just over 100 calories!tomatoes
  3. Scramble eggs!  I used 3 medium brown eggs.  I know a lot of people who are dieting prefer to use just egg whites, but not me.  Yes, there are less calories, but there’s also a lot less protein, which is really good for your body!  And actually, there are a ton of health benefits to eating full eggs, as opposed to egg whites (see HERE in this article in Women’s Health Magazine).  I will say that if I have egg whites on hand (egg beaters, or otherwise) I will add them to my eggs just to up the quantity.  But today, 3 full eggs will do the trick.eggs
  4. Once the eggs have finished scrambling, I put them into a bowl, added the tomato, cheese and onions on top and there ya go!  Another quick and easy breakfast and is great for your tummy and heart and keeps ya full!  Great to start the day off on the right foot!!final

Nutrition Info:  335 calories and 27 grams of protein…not too shabby!  MUCH more food, and MUCH more filling than a bagel with cream cheese (which is estimated at approximately 420-450 calories and only 17 grams of protein).  The choice is yours! 🙂

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About erinHasThoughts

I just started eHT in January of 2011, and I'm shocked and humbled that people read it! For some reason it seems like I am always in the most ridiculous situations and witness things only seen in movies, so I like to share my experiences with all of you. Thanks for reading! xo

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Food, Recipes, This is Me!. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Looks Delish!! I have no idea how you find time to make such an extravagant meal in the morning but maybe a new inspiration for me! I like my waffles… eggo and in the toaster.

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    • Well I don’t have to be to work til 8, but I get up at 5…so I have ample time to do crap in the morning. I never used to do that, but in 2013 I’m giving it a shot and so far I’m liking it. Also, you can TOTALLY do this a much easier way! prep the tomatoes, onions, and cheese at night, and then do a “microwave scramble” in the morning. Microwave Scramble: scramble your eggs as normal, then take a coffee mug or bowl and spray with non-stick cooking spray…dump in eggs and microwave for about 45 seconds…take it out, scramble the eggs again and microwave again until they are set (probably another 30 – 45 seconds). Then add your toppings and enjoy! That’s just as quick as oatmeal, only much better for you…even something you could do once you’re at work if you have a microwave in the office!

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  2. nlbelvin@gmail.com

    looks yummy to me!

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