A constant struggle I hear about is getting a heathy breakfast to go in the morning. I was speaking to a personal trainer recently, and I was telling her I also have a difficult time getting a balanced healthy breakfast. She recommended to me that I should microwave eggs in the microwave for two minutes and I’m good to go.
She went on to tell me that it’s vital to get protein in the morning to keep you full and quick start your metabolism. The recommendation starts at 80 grams per day of protein, and can get as high as your body weight in pounds equated to grams. This means if you’re 140 lbs, and working out avidly, you should be eating 140 grams of protein per day, that is A LOT!
I love eggs, but I don’t like eating them on their own (personally, I think they need more flavor). I picked some items I found in my fridge and freezer to add and made a delicious and hearty breakfast.
Bacon Egg Onion and Avocado in a Cup
-a splash or two of milk
-a green onion, chopped (I use a kitchen scissors)
-2 pieces of bacon chopped (already cooked bacon stored in the freezer)
-half an avocado
-salt and pepper to taste
Note: If you don’t enjoy onion, feel free to add in something else, i.e. celery or bell peppers. Also, it cuts down on time if you cut your veggie ahead of time. During the weekends, I like to cut up a plethora of veggies so I can prepare meals in a more efficient fashion during the week.
1.) Grab a mug, microwave your frozen bacon for 10 seconds
2.) Crack your eggs in the mug, add a splash of milk (or two), sprinkle on green onion on top and whip together with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
3.) Microwave for 2 minutes. While your eggs are in the microwave, take your avocado, cut it in half, slice the avocado (not piecing the skin), sprinkle with salt and pepper, and scoop out the avocado half. Place the avocado on top of your egg soufflé. Grab a spoon, and get on your way!
This is a quick and easy breakfast that will keep you full all morning as well as help you get the nutrition your body needs.