Breakfast and eggs. A match made in foodie heaven…
Nuff said… I’ll just give you this super simple healthy nutrient-rich recipe to whip up for breakfast using any veg or leftovers you have in your fridge. You can even make it the night before (bake it whilst eating dinner) and eat it warm or cold on the run. The recipe serves 2 but you can bake a double batch and have breakfast pre-prepared for 2 mornings, now that’s organised. Now you can’t give me the “I don’t have time for breakfast” excuse. Seriously…
Recipe (serves 2… or 1 hungry male in my house!):
4 whole eggs
1/2 zucchini, sliced thin
4 small mushrooms
handful chopped kale or spinach
few springs fresh chopped herbs (parsley & basil are my fav)
1/4 cup almond milk or milk of your choice (optional, it works just as fine without it)
2 tsp nutritional yeast (optional, gives a nice cheesy flavour & high in B vitamins)
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees (fan forced)
- Line a baking loaf or deep tray with baking paper or grease with grass-fed butter, olive oil or coconut oil
- Whisk eggs, milk, spices in a bowl and pour into tray
- Lay veggies in and press down so they get coated in the egg mix
- Bake for approx. 20 mins or until egg is cooked through
- Serve with 1/4 to 1/2 avocado or a dollop of cottage or ricotta cheese
Any of the veggies, herbs and spices are optional so you can really create this to your own tastes and liking. It’s a great way to use up all your leftovers to avoid food waste an save $. And great for families to get your kids involved in preparing easy healthy meals.
Breakfast – the most important meal of the day:
As I’ve mentioned before, your first meal of the day affects your hormones and consequently how you feel and perform mentally and physically throughout the entire day. So when it comes to breakfast my preference is a high protein, high fibre and moderate fats meal (if I have just finished a big weights session I’ll also add a good serve of complex starchy carbs like sweet potato).
High protein, fibre and fats for breakfast will lower cortisol (stress) levels which are naturally highest in the morning, stabilise blood sugar levels (keeping energy levels stable without highs and lows during the day) and increase leptin levels (signalling your body you are satiated and full). It keeps your metabolism firing and enables your body to burn fat.
Now that beats a box of sugary unsatisfying cereal hands down!