Many people only really eat eggs for breakfast. However,
because they are highly nutritious, versatile, inexpensive, and easy to use in
many dishes, they are basically the perfect ingredient. Both the egg white and
the egg yolk are nutrient-rich. The egg white is 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
whatever ingredients you have, add a sauce to spice things up, and you’ll be
good to go. Known as a supergrain, quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods
we can eat.
To get started, prep a portion of quinoa, which will be the
base to your bowl. For a more distinct burst of flavours, you may want to cook
the quinoa in chicken stock. Add a couple more ingredients that you desire like
chicken cubes, tomatoes, grated cheese, or even avocado. For that
melt-in-the-mouth effect, top it off with a fried egg, whose egg white is set
while the yolk is still runny.
The possibilities are endless ingredients-wise, but you can
check out this recipe
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. And whichever ingredients you decide to settle 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 the type who struggles with the flipping of
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. Mushrooms and tomatoes are some additions that
will dilute your eggs. 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 in a morning workout.
Since salmon contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which
affect your body’s metabolism, and determine whether you burn calories or store
them as fat, anything with salmon in it would be a great pre-exercise meal. You
can also have this for dinner if you had something heavy for lunch.
You can either use the egg as the wrap itself, or a flour tortilla
instead. The tricky part to 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 continue to
make the bread moister and sweeter the next day!
Check out how you can make this here,
and munch away!