You won't find many breakfast recipes on my blog because I'm usually up and have eaten breakfast before the sun rises, thus negating any natural light for photo taking. Yesterday morning however, I slept in late and decided to share with you my most common breakfast entree. I'm sure you've all been curious for a long time now regarding my first meal of the day, right? I suppose I could Tweet about it, share it on Facebook, or even call it in to the local newspaper, but I might as well just tell you right here on my very own blog.
For the past six or seven years I've tried to stick to a breakfast that consists mainly of protein. It keeps me fuller longer than one filled with carbs, even if those are good carbs, such as oatmeal. My body just seems to do better when I eat this way. So most mornings I make myself an Egg Beater omelette. So quick and so easy. Spray pan with cooking spray. Dump in Egg Beaters. Season with salt and pepper. Let eggs sit for a minute or two and then push them around and flip them. Done. Breakfast made and eaten in under 10 minutes. (Do you see now why I get frustrated with people who claim they don't have time for breakfast?)
Now let's talk about breakfast boredom and how to avoid it. Take the above Egg Beater omelette for example. Eating that day in and day out is going to get tiring very quickly so we have to find ways to make it more interesting without adding too much additional time to the preparation. I've become very creative in making my omelettes tastier and even more nutritious by the use of leftovers as toppings.
The omelette shown above is topped with the leftover black bean and avocado relish I made for the grilled mahi mahi we had earlier in the week. After I plated the eggs, I tossed on some of the relish and a sprinkling of Monterey jack cheese and microwaved it for 20- 30 seconds, and then sprinkled on a few diced tomatoes.
Last week my omelette toppings were leftover caramelized onions and sauteed baby spinach and the week before I used leftover refried beans and pepperjack cheese. I've even been known to top my eggs with chili and cheddar cheese or leftover oven roasted veggies.
My point is (and you know how I like to drive a point home) that a simple and healthy breakfast doesn't need to take a lot of time or require a lot of ingredients. Just look in your own fridge. I'm sure you've got omelette toppings in there that you weren't even aware of..... until now!
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