I don’t have to remind you that life is busy. Between working, managing your social calendar, and pursuing passions outside of work, your life may feel filled to the brim.
Healthy eating just isn’t fitting into the picture. Even though you knowwwwww you should really get on that. Your mornings are just too hectic, and the rest of the day often follows suit.
Maybe you start the morning with granola or a cereal bar. Or just a banana and coffee. Or a piece of toast. Or...nothing.
Unfortunately, not all breakfasts are created equal. If you depend on any of the above breakfast options, you are sapping your energy and hampering your aesthetic goals.
What if I told you there’s a way to prep a delicious, health coach-approved breakfast in 10 minutes or less? You probably wouldn’t have to change your schedule to make it happen! (If you don't think you have 10 minutes to spare...just set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier. Negligible difference.)
And unlike other meals, it requires essentially no planning. One more burden off your plate. Easy, and pun intended.
Here is your solution. The 10-Minute or Less Breakfast, aka the Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Scramble:
These breakfasts are optimal because they include the three components of a complete meal: a protein, a healthy fat, and a vegetable carbohydrate. They're also mostly whole foods, unlike granola or breakfast bars.
With that, here's the simple prep process:
Always keep your fridge stocked with eggs. These are a staple. (For reference, I go through about 1.5 cartons a week, as I usually eat 3 eggs for breakfast each day. You may eat more or less than that based on your appetite.) Opt for organic, cage-free, and soy-free.
Each week when you’re grocery shopping, pick up some extra veggies to add to your eggs. My favorites are carrots, kale, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and bell peppers. You'll also end up repurposing leftover veggies from other dishes.
Each morning, set a timer for 10 minutes (just use your iPhone) and get to work in the kitchen. The timer will help you stay efficient and moving quickly.
Wash and chop your veggies. Choose whether you want to eat them fresh or cooked with the eggs. Plate anything that you want to eat fresh.
Heat a pan with some coconut oil. Add and saute your veggies.
While the veggies are cooking, crack some eggs into a bowl. Whisk them together with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Note: if you want your eggs sunny side up or fried instead of scrambled, simply proceed accordingly…)
Once the veggies are softened, pour the eggs over top. Continually scramble everything together.
Once the egg is cooked all the way through, plate it. Add any sauces you like for additional flavor.
Dig in. *fork and knife emoji*
For your inspiration, here are some of my favorite “extras” to add to my eggs:
- Cholula sauce
- BBQ sauce (buy a Paleo version)
- Low sodium marinara
- Low sodium salsa
Remember that your meal doesn’t have to abide by typical flavor combinations in order to be delicious. Get creative and don’t think too hard about it.
Give this process a try this week and let me know how it goes in the comments. It’s a great feeling to take care of yourself first thing in the morning, and I think you’ll be so grateful that you’ve created this habit for yourself.
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Here’s to being healthy and happy.
Love and light,