The start of a new week is here yet again! Geez the weekend sure does fly by! Today I've got a new recipe for you to try! It is one of my staple weekend or work from home breakfasts. And it quite often makes an appearance at dinner time when I am feeling like something quick and easy. You can't get much easier than veggies and scrambled eggs but when put together in this way it's oh so satisfying and so very good for you!
To make this fancy scramble I add one ingredient at a time rather than tossing everything in at once. This gives everything a chance to cook its necessary amount of time and mix together just right! One thing to note, is that the cooking times in this recipe are to make all the veggies pretty soft. So if you prefer a crunchier, say pepper, just don't cook as long. This is a pretty foolproof recipe; as long as the eggs are cooked, your good!
Why your body will LOVE this meal!
With only 6 ingredients: eggs, spinach, onions, peppers, olive oil, and tomatoes this is a nutrition packed meal that you are going to love! Eggs are a great source of protein with about 7 grams per egg! Onions help improve immunity, assist in regulating blood sugar and have been used for centuries to reduce inflammation. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins C & K. Red bell peppers are also high in Vitamin C and the beta carotene in them provides you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Spinach is a super food and dark leafy green, which is important for your skin and hair, bone health, and provides protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. Lastly, olive oil is one of those 'good fats,' monounsaturated fat, to be exact, which can help lower your cholesterol and control insulin levels.
How to make it!
To start, warm some coconut or olive oil, in a small pan, over medium heat. If using olive oil be sure not to let the oil start smoking! A great tip I recently heard, is that the oil is ready when it starts to shimmer! While the pan is heating up dice your onion, peppers and tomatoes and chop your spinach, if you've not already done so. Onions are the first to go in the pan as they need a few minutes to soften and to get nice and sweet. Wait 4-5 minutes, mixing occasionally, and then add the peppers. Allow the peppers to cook for about 3 minutes then add the tomatoes. Give the tomatoes about 2 minutes.
Next lower the heat to medium low and add the spinach on top. Let the spinach wilt before mixing everything together. Once the spinach is wilted and is mixed in, its time to add your eggs. I prefer to scramble the eggs in the pan (one less bowl to clean), but if you prefer pre-mixing, go for it.
Mix the eggs and veggies all together and lastly, you can add a little cheese if you're so inclined. The cheese is definitely optional and obviously the dish will be healthier without it. But a little sharp cheese can go a long way and adds a nice bite to the dish! Keep mixing the scramble around in the pan until its done to your desire.
Plate your eggs and top with salt and pepper to taste.
And that's it. Easy peasy! Below is your printable recipe card and the exact ingredients.
- 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
- 1/4 of a small sweet onion diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper diced
- 6 cherry tomatoes quartered
- handful of spinach chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 slice of sharp cheese (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in small pan over medium heat
- Add onion and cook for 4-5 minutes until soft and fragrant
- Add pepper, mix, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Increase time if you want them softer. Less time if you want them crunchy
- Add tomatoes, mix, and cook about 2 minutes
- Reduce heat to medium/low and add spinach (let it wilt before mixing)
- Once spinach has wilted and is mixed in add eggs and scramble with the veggies
- Add cheese on top (if using) and keep mixing
- Allow everything to cook but keep mixing to allow for even cooking.
- Cook to desired doneness - everyone likes their scrambled eggs a little different
- Plate and add salt and pepper to taste