Guess what?! I have a new favorite, and it’s this breakfast! I’ve fallen in love again, and I may have to marry this stuff to make an honest woman out of me! I don’t know if I could find a more nutritious breakfast that tastes this good!
If you have followed my blog at all, you know that I am always trying to make sure that I get plenty of veggies in at breakfast time. Well, there is a reason for that! As a matter of fact, the following pin links to a site that explains 5 benefits of of eating veggies for breakfast!
Not only are those 5 reasons for eating vegetables for breakfast fantastic, but there is also the advantage of making sure that you get your daily dose of veggies out of the way right at the start of your day!
In general, the recommended daily amount of veggies is 2 1/2 cups. Personally, I always aim for 5-8 cups of veggies per day. Not always easy, but I find that there are little things you can do to get more in, such as cooking your veggies, adding them to smoothies, etc.
At any rate, if 2 1/2 cups is the bare minimum, this breakfast takes care of that in one meal! Pretty awesome, right? Plus, there is an egg and some greek plain yogurt involved providing a nice punch of protein to keep you satisfied and strong right up to lunchtime!
If you’re still not convinced that this is probably one of the best breakfasts ever, then I challenge you to try it once! The taste alone will have you hooked!
GARDEN VEGETABLE EGG BREAKFAST
Ingredients: Makes 2 servings
- 2 eggs
- 4-5 cups mixed greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard)
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
- 1/3 cup green onions, sliced
- 1 cup sliced carrots (julienned)
- 1 cup yellow squash, finely chopped
- 1 cup zucchini, finely chopped
- 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 tsp. garlic granules
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- sea salt and pepper to taste
1.) Place the mixed greens into a steamer, and steam until slightly wilted, but not all the way wilted. Set aside.
2.) While the greens are steaming, prepare your other veggies.
3.) Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet. Add the green onion and cook for 1 minute. Add the zucchini and yellow squash, cook for 2 minutes. Add the carrots, garlic powder, and lemon juice. Sprinkle with sea salt and cover. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
4.) Remove from heat, add the wilted greens and the tomatoes, then put on a plate. Set aside.
5.) In the same pan that you cooked the veggies, fry your eggs. Break into the pan over medium heat. Cook on one side for 1 minute or 2, then use a spatula to flip the egg over and cook on the other side for 1 minute or 2. Place the eggs on top of the veggies.
6.) Do this with both eggs, then top with a dollop of plain greek yogurt, and season with sea salt and pepper.
Just look at that! You can practically taste it just from the picture! SO YUMMY! Enjoy! 🙂