I like to keep it simple for breakfast. Even though smoothie bowls with 5000x toppings look gorgeous, I want something easy, quick, filling, and most of all nourishing.
Eating a higher protein, fat, and veggie based breakfast is going to keep you fuller for longer, turn off hunger hormones, and keep you energized and focused throughout your morning.
Eggs are definitely my favorite! I could eat them every single day and a lot of times I do. So when I’m home, normally my breakfast or brunch includes eggs. I have TONS of egg bowl recipes (you can find some of the recipes on my Instagram) but I’m going to start getting more of them on here so they are easier for you guys to search for and find inspiration!
So let’s start simple. Eggs and veggies, easy enough right?
My ideal veggies are pretty much anything I have going on in my fridge. I occasionally do a Farm Fresh To You Box that includes assorted seasonal organic veggies from local farms in San Diego. BUT to give you guys some ideas, here are some veggies you can pick out.
- bell peppers (I love red!)
- spinach, kale, assorted greens
- Brussels sprouts
- fruits: avocado and tomato
The list goes on! But you get the point.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF EGGS
Choosing the right type of eggs are important too, aim for organic pasture-raised eggs. Compared to conventional eggs these are higher in omega 3s, viamin A, vitamin E, betacarotine. Below is a great explanation and guide to the different eggs labels.
Conventional Farmed Eggs: These chickens are caged up in tight quarters with no access to sunlight or exercise and have clipped beaks and wings to prevent cannibalism and harm. The eggs have a grading system: Grade AA, Grade A, and Grade B.
Cage Free Eggs: These chickens are not raised in the typical “battery cages” like conventional farming, but they still are likely in tight conditions and in a dark room or barn with clipped beaks and wings. Sadly cage-free does not mean they are running around freely in a field.
Free Range: These chickens have some time outdoors, but it can differ from farm to farm. According to SFGate, “It does not mean that the poultry must be allowed access to pastures or grassy yards, nor does it ensure a certain amount of time outdoors or the size of the area for a given number of birds.”
Certified Organic: This means that the feed the chickens are eating is organic and they are not filled with antibiotics. Many times the chickens have exposure to sunlight.
Organic, Vegetarian Fed: This means that the chickens are fed organic feed containing no meat or fish. It is a norganic vegetarian diet. This might sound great but chickens wouldn’t normally be eating cow, pig, or seafood on their own, they are still meant to eat bugs and worms. They need their natural meats.
Pasture Raised: This means that the chickens are free to roam around in open outdoor grassy areas. They eat an organic diet, have their normal bugs and worms, and get lots of exposure to sunlight. They are also not given any antibiotics or hormones. These chicken’s eggs taste better and are richer in vitamins such as omega-3, vitamin A, vitamin E, and betacaratoine.
TAHINI EGGS AND VEGGIE BOWL
Why am I adding ghee butter and tahini?
Ghee butter aka clarified butter – contains more medium chain fatty acids (the good fat!!) and short chain fatty acids (detoxifies, improves colon health, support insulin levels and an anti-inflammatory) , it does not contain lactose and casein, has a high smoke point, increases the absorption of Vitamin A and D, contains Vitamin K (builds bones better than calcium), supports weight-loss by helping to burn fat, and improves digestion.
Tahini – rich in phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Beneficial for liver detoxification, a great source of calcium, high in Vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B15, promotes healthy cell growth, maintains healthy skin, good source of protein and (good) fat, and has a high alkaline mineral content, which is great for weight loss.
- 2 organic, pasture-raised eggs
- ghee butter
- assorted chopped veggies: I am using romaneso, spinach, asparagus, and broccoli
- 1 tbs tahini
- sea salt, pepper, garlic powder
Directions: On the stove heat ghee butter to medium low, add in chopped veggies and saute until they start softening (2-4 minutes). Push veggies to the side of the pan to make room for your eggs. Crack your eggs, sprinkle on sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder then place a cover on your pan. Do not touch the eggs or veggies and let them cook until desired yolk consistency (about 1-2 minutes). To serve first scoop out the veggies into a bowl, top with your eggs, and drizzle tahini on top. Enjoy!