Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Breakfast #2

No time in the morning to fix yourself a gourmet meal? Too tired to think about actually preparing something before rushing out into the madness of traffic and the workplace? Here's another scrumptious breakfast you can whoop up in 5 minutes, assuming you've planned accordingly:

Vegetable Scromelette

(A scromelette is a combination of scrambled eggs and an omelette in the case of confusion)

My breakfast (I added turkey bacon on the side). Well worth 5 minutes in the morning.

Step 1: The night before, chop your vegetables. This will save you loads of time come sunrise. A convenient time to do this is while you're already in the kitchen making dinner. Chop up onions (I prefer red), bell peppers (I used green and red in the picture), and pre-slice cheese if you need to. Place them in a tupperware container in the fridge.

Step 2: Turn off the TV an hour early so you can get some actual sleep. How does this help you with your breakfast? One reason people complain about not having "time" in the morning to prepare breakfast is because they don't sleep enough (and thus have to use every spare minute they can in the morning to sleep until they have just enough time to make it out the door). Try cutting out some time-wasting activities such as spending that extra (and unnecessary) hour of television watching or internet surfing that typically takes place well after dinner.

Step 3: In the morning, preheat a frying pan on medium heat. While the pan is heating, whisk about 3 eggs in a bowl (I sometimes add liquid egg whites too), and pull your pre-chopped vegetables out of the fridge.

Step 4: If you're a coffee drinker, get some coffee brewing while the pan finishes heating.

Step 5: Spray the pan with some olive oil cooking spray, and toss the vegetables onto the pan. After a minute or two (depending how crispy you like the vegetables), toss the eggs into the pan, stirring as needed. If you like cheese (pepper jack tastes very good with this), then toss it on right before the eggs are finished cooking.

Step 6: Season with salt, pepper, and salsa if desired.

Step 7: After a couple minutes, your breakfast should be hot and ready to go!

Not so hard huh? Give it a shot, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. It will also save you the unwanted weight gain from reaching for muffins that seem oh-so-tempting when we're famished from skipping a nutrient-dense breakfast.

Ever wonder why you can't shed those last stubborn pounds? Your "breakfast" may be your primary suspect.


Kelsey said...

Ah, the delicious scromelette. I think we had that as one of our early meals together.

You should mention the ostrich egg option...if you're really really hungry :)

Stevo said...

Ah yes, I will!

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