Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast



Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast

I was in the mood for broccoli cheddar quiche, but quiche isn't a great idea when you are trying to eat healthy.  So I just took some of the same ingredients minus the heavy cream and pie crust, etc. and created a breakfast with them.  This breakfast has all the same flavors, a lot less calories, and a lot more nutrition.  

You need:
a bag of fresh, frozen, chopped broccoli- found in the freezer section
eggs- one or two, depending on your appetite
shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
butter
sea salt and pepper to taste
fresh berries- raspberries, blueberries, blackberries

To begin, put a cup or two of the frozen, chopped broccoli in a sauce pan with a cup or so of water and turn up the heat.  Let it simmer till the broccoli thaws but is still quite firm. I don't know about you, but I don't like mushy broccoli.

While your broccoli is simmering, put a half tablespoon of butter in a skillet, turn the heat to medium and let it melt. Use your spatula to spread out the melted butter.

Then crack an egg or two, depending on how many you want to eat, right into the skillet and scramble them around with your spatula, letting them cook a bit, then mixing them around again, etc. until the eggs are done.

While the eggs are cooking, you can get your cup full of berries ready in a bowl.  

When the eggs are done, take the skillet full of eggs off the heat.

By now, your broccoli is probably done. Drain it and put it on a plate or into a bowl.

Salt and pepper it a bunch. This is key. I like sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Note- All food, including healthy food at home, tastes so much better with salt.  When I am craving restaurant food, I usually take that as a sign that I need to put more salt on my next meal at home.  And if you exercise a lot, you need it.  I can't seem to get enough salt at this point. 

Now dump your eggs on top of the broccoli and sprinkle a little cheese on top, just a little, like an eighth of a cup. 

This breakfast is right around 400 calories and it is very, very nutritious.  So enjoy!   

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