Eggs are highly nutritious, versatile, inexpensive, and easy to use in many dishes, and that’s why they make breakfast foods. Egg whites are packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron, and copper, while the yolk contains essential fatty acids. So if you’re stumped on minimalist egg-based recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these five ways to step up your egg game, even when you’re rushing out of the house in the morning!
1. Quinoa bowl with egg, mushrooms, and spinach
The best part about quinoa bowls is that you can use any ingredients, add a sauce to spice things up, and you’re good to go. Known as a super grain, quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat.
To get started, prepare a portion of quinoa for the base of your bowl. For a distinct burst of flavours, you can cook it in chicken stock first. Add a couple more ingredients that you desire like shredded chicken, tomatoes, grated cheese, or even avocado. For that melt-in-the-mouth effect, you can top it off with a fried egg with a set egg white and runny yolk.
The possibilities are endless ingredients-wise, but you can check out this recipe for some inspiration!
2. Super omelette with tomatoes, potato slices, and cheddar cheese
Again, many different ingredients can be used to make an omelette. Because they cook quickly, you would want to prepare all the fillings beforehand. Whichever ingredients you decide on, remember to cut them into smaller pieces so that your omelette doesn’t tear when it’s folded. You can use ingredients like ham, baby spinach, shredded cheese, and onions. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add broccoli, corn, or chilli.
Nothing beats a wholesome breakfast omelette like this one.
3. Veggie skillet frittata
If you’re someone who struggles with flipping omelettes, maybe frittatas would be more up your alley. The trick to making the perfect frittata is to make sure to fully cook any ingredients that might release moisture into the eggs, such as mushrooms and tomatoes. You can also add more substantial ingredients like chicken, smoked salmon, or asparagus.
Get your frittata fix by following this simple recipe, or get creative with your own!
4. Salmon and egg wrap
If you’re going for a more substantial breakfast to get you ready for the day, a breakfast burrito or wrap would be the way to go, especially if you’re someone who likes to get a morning workout.
Salmon contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which increases your body’s metabolism, and determine whether you burn calories or store them as fat. Using it as an ingredient will turn anything into a great pre-exercise meal. You can also have this for dinner if you had something heavy for lunch.
You can use either the egg or a flour tortilla as the wrap. The tricky part of making a burrito is wrapping it so that its contents don’t fall out. Warming your tortilla makes it a little more pliable but don’t heat it up for too long as it’ll become crispy. Once you begin rolling, remember to make it as tight as you can from the start.
Find out how you can get wrapped up in your delish burrito here.
5. Flourless banana bread
You’ll need exactly five ingredients for this, including eggs: oatmeal, bananas, maple syrup, and baking soda. Blend them all together and bake it for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
It’ll take some time, but if you make a large batch, you’ll find that the sugar in the bananas will actually continue to make the bread moister and sweeter the next day.
Check out how you can make this here, and munch away!
Some egg dishes can feel a little heavy on the mouth. That's why we recommend herbal tea to accompany your meal or to wash your food down afterwards. For some great choices of herbal tea, here are some great selections and tasty ones from Nilufer Tea. You can get them here!