Eggs are a good source of protein and essential amino acids. But I find an over-easy or sunny-side up can sometimes be a bit bland and unappetizing. I need flavour! So I've been experimented with different egg combos - some sweet, some savoury - over the last couple of years and today I'm sharing some of my favourites! I'll warn you, some are...well, they're interesting. Don't worry, I'm not going to try and convince you to add a raw egg to your smoothie. Dev does that and I think it's disgusting!!!!
Let's get started with the most basic and common, shall we?
I get bored of food easily, so I'm constantly trying to find flavours and recipes that keep me interested. An omelette is so versatile and definitely a go-to when I'm craving something savoury. Lately I've been loving this ham, mushroom and gruyere cheese combo!
I use a slice of the Kirkland Extra Lean Ham, which I often rip into small pieces with my hands rather than dirty a knife to dice. Mushrooms are also a great veggie for quick omelettes because they cook so fast. There's really no need to prepare them separately because the heat from the eggs will soften them enough.
I'm a huge Ketchup fan, but according to the masses, it's not very good for you. So instead I've been obsessed with a spicy buffalo wing sauce from President's Choice, which is 0 calories! It tastes SOOOO good on eggs!! YUM!
Egg & Banana
Do me a favour and give this one a try before you stick your nose up at it. Sure, it sounds strange but I promise it tastes delicious!! It's almost like a deconstructed pancake and tastes like fried bananas!
I start by heating a glob of coconut oil in a small frying pan before cracking one whole egg and two egg whites. I don't even scramble these beforehand, I just plop them right into the pan and let them slowly start to cook away on low heat. This is typically when I take a quick minute to mash one banana. When the eggs have started to cook through, I'll add the banana to the pan, along with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and use a 'spoon-ula' to scramble everything together.
That's it, that's all! I like to top mine with berries (if my fridge is stocked) and a drizzle of real maple syrup. DELISH!
Egg White Oats
Another strange one, I know, but seriously...don't knock something until you've tried it. Mixing cooked egg whites in with oatmeal is a great way of adding more protein to your morning meal, ensuring you'll stay full for longer. I'll admit you can taste them a little bit, but next to the oats' 'wheat-y' flavour they're just barely recognizable.
I prefer to cook my egg whites in a pan on the stovetop first, but you can also try mixing them in with your oats and liquid of choice to cook all at once (this will actually create an airy, fluffier texture). After heating up my oatmeal in the microwave for about two minutes, I'll stir in my egg white scramble and top it with fruit or nut butter. Pictured today you're seeing blueberries, cinnamon, chia seeds, a drizzle of real maple syrup and a splash of almond milk. TASTY!
That's all yolks!
Haha! Even I'm shaking my head at that corny joke...
If you try any of these recipes for yourself, let me know what you think!!