9 healthy egg-based breakfasts
Do me a favor. I want you to think about your morning routine. What do you do in the morning to get ready for the day? Maybe you shower, pick out clothes, make coffee, check emails, scroll through Instagram.... But what about breakfast?
Do you take the time to prepare a full meal in the morning? Or do you just grab a granola bar and hit the road? Or maybe you skip it entirely?
For me, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fueling up on good healthy foods in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, allowing me to feel awake and energized. To be honest, breakfast is usually the first thing I think about when I wake up--LOL not kidding. I just really like to eat, okay?
Anyway, I don't always have time for a full breakfast, but I always try to include lots of protein and healthy fats into my breakfast meals. That's why when I have time, I love to cook eggs for breakfast. They are a great source of protein and fat, not to mention they taste delicious!
Eggs can give you the "gourmet breakfast" taste without taking much time or effort to make. Plus, they go with almost anything! You can put them on toast, on a bed of greens, on top of a sweet potato, the list goes on.
I've been experimenting with a bunch of different ways to prepare eggs for breakfast and thought I'd share some of my favorite creations! These are all meals that I've eaten in the last month and all took under 10 minutes to make.
Since I am so bad at following recipes, I prefer following general guidelines and having the freedom to customize as needed. That being said, I'm sharing the ingredients and process I followed for making each of these, but feel free to use them as inspiration and come up with your own concoctions based on your tastes and the ingredients you have on hand.
Ready to start your day in the best way possible?
Here are 9 healthy egg-based breakfasts to try.
1. Scrambled eggs, crispy tortilla and a side salad
This one is super easy! I started by toasting a Rudi's gluten-free tortilla. I left it in my toaster oven for long enough to get nice and crispy. I then scrambled up some eggs and added some Heidi Ho dairy-free cheese and sprinkled it with pepper. Next, I put together a side mixed green salad with Primal Kitchen dairy-free ranch.
I know salad sounds a bit funny for breakfast, but I've been loving it lately! It's a great way to get more greens into your diet and will help fill you up.
2. Two eggs sunny side up on a bed of greens with a side of spicy avocado and cut strawberries
This is one of my go-to breakfasts. I cooked two eggs sunny side up and placed them on a bed of mixed greens. I like to keep the yolks runny and break them over the greens. Next, I sliced up half of an avocado and sprinkled with spices. I use the spice mix from Mad Greens, but it's basically just pepper, chili pepper flakes and salt. I also sprinkled some on the eggs for extra flavor. Lastly, I cut up some strawberries.
If you've been following my Instagram for a while, you'll know I LOVE almond milk lattes. I recently bought a milk frother and it allows me to make super foamy lattes at home. I paired this breakfast with a delicious cup of coffee with foamy almond milk on top.
3. Avocado Eggs Benedict
Eggs benedict is my absolute favorite breakfast and it's almost always the item I choose when I go out for brunch. As much as I love them, they are not the healthiest to be eating too often. So, I set out to make a healthier version without all the carbs and hollandaise sauce. For this, I sliced a small avocado in half and placed each half on a small bed of greens.
Next, I poached 2 eggs and placed them on top. Here is the video that I watched to learn how to poach the perfect egg :) To add more flavor, I sprinkled on some pepper and chili flakes and added a few drops of Sriracha sauce.
4. Sweet and savory toasts with a side of brussels sprouts
Sometimes I can't decide between savory or sweet for breakfast, so I'll have a little bit of both! The first toast has a little bit of mashed avo and sprouts on it and is topped with a runny sunny side up egg. I sprinkled some pepper and chili flakes for flavor.
The sweet toast is just Trader Joes peanut butter topped with banana wheels and chia seeds. I then added a side of halved brussels sprouts that I had roasted the night before. Brussels aren't a typical breakfast food, but I love them so much and was really craving them that morning, so I figured why not?
5. Sunny side up eggs, purple sweet potato, side salad and kombucha
For this breakfast, I wanted something that would keep me full, but I didn't want to eat a bunch of bread. So, I decided to microwave one of the purple sweet potatoes I had on hand. It only takes 5 minutes in the microwave and made for a delicious breakfast. I added two sunny side up eggs (clearly I can't get enough of those haha) and a side salad with sprouts and greek dressing.
The funny thing about the purple sweet potato is that it will stain the eggs! I was definitely at a bit freaked out at first when I noticed a few blue spots on my eggs haha. So, keep your eggs separate if you don't want to discolor them.
Some days I don't feel like drinking coffee, so I'll grab a kombucha instead. GT'S is my favorite brand because they taste delicious and have low sugar compared to most other brands. I love kombucha because it has some caffeine to wake me up, but it's not so harsh on the stomach like coffee can be.
6. Egg on toast with a side salad
This was one of those "let's clear out the fridge" kind of breakfasts. I attempted to cook a poached egg (it got a little messed up) and put it on a slice of oat nut toast. I then put together a side salad with lettuce, navy beans, peas, sprouts, and greek dressing.
7. Spinach and tomato omelet with a side of ghee toast and grapes
Omelets are another one of my most favorite breakfasts. In college I used to make them so often that people used to make fun of me for it. But what can I say, they are super easy to make and there's so many different varieties you can experiment with! This was a super simple one: just spinach and cherry tomatoes with pepper.
I then toasted a slice of oat nut bread and spread some ghee on it. I tend to use ghee instead of butter nowadays because I really love the taste and I like that it doesn't have lactose in it.
Craving something a little sweet, I added some grapes to the plate to finish up the bag I had in the fridge. I then heated up some lemon water to drink.
9. Breakfast taco pizza
I made this for the first time the other day and it was so good, I can't wait to make it again! I stacked 2 gluten-free tortillas and topped them with Better Bean Co Chipotle Beans, Heidi Ho dairy-free cheese, mango salsa, avocado chunks, and cracked an egg on top.
I then placed it in the oven at 350 degrees and baked for about 12 minutes until the egg was cooked enough.
Phew, that was a lot of breakfasts! I hoped you enjoyed checking them out and be sure to let me know if you try any for yourself! The great thing about these breakfasts is that they can easily be customized to your tastes!