Confession time: I hate breakfast. The last thing that I want to fuss over after having my beauty sleep cut short is what to cook. The downside to this quirk is that along with eating five portions of fruit and veg a day, having breakfast is up there as one of the commandments of healthy living. So here is my go to breakfast recipe. I usually make a big batch and then freeze the rest so that I don’t have an excuse to not have breakfast. Plus this breakfast kills two birds with one stone. It’s breakfast and contains at least two of your daily five. Multitasking has never been so delicious.
- 1/2 cup of quinoa or any other type complex carb (bulgur, lentils, whole wheat cous cous)
- 2 cups of veggies any type (really use anything you have at home. Here I used tomatoes, onions, paprikas, spinach)
- Smoked salmon or any other protein (shredded chicken, tuna, etc)
- 4 or more eggs depending on the consistency
- Seasoning of your choice
Mise en place*
- Cook your complex carb according to the directions. It should be noted that one cup of quinoa, for example, does not yield the same quantity as one cup of bulgur, once cooked.
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
- Dice all the vegetables
Where the magic happens
- Mix all of the vegetables, the protein of choice and the complex carb of choice.
- In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and season. Note: don’t be too skimpy when seasoning eggs they need it
- Add the eggs to the mixture and mix wel
- The consistency should be runny but not completely liquid. If it is not wet enough then add beaten eggs one at a time
- Spray/grease a muffin tin with oil of your choice
- Using a spoon, fill the tins with the mixture and put into pre-heated oven for 18 minutes or until firm
- Repeat step 7 until all the mixture is used.
- If you intend on freezing them, I usually cook for a bit less than 18 minutes because I reheat them in the oven and let the cook further there.
*Mise en place is a term used in cooking which when translated means “putting in place.” These are all the preparations that are done before cooking can take place. I put this in a different section because not only will it save you time and stress, but it helps in decreasing mistakes during cooking.