Sometimes the morning can be so busy that there is no time to sit down and eat your breakfast. However, if you can multi-task throwing something quick and delicious together can be easy and will fuel you up for the day ahead. I had days where I would have to be out the door at 5:45 in the morning. I’d get up, do yoga take the dog out but I wouldn’t be hungry. Making myself breakfast to go that I could possibly eat in the car, on the train or at work, later on, was important because otherwise, my energy levels would slump and if I ended up getting busy I would forget to eat and that wasn’t good for my body or mental health.
I love eggs, they are so versatile and a fantastic complete protein source. Moreover, they are good at keeping you full and won’t let your blood sugar crash come noon.
Spicy Scrambled Eggs
- 2 eggs free range
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 anaheim pepper it’s not too spicy, but it gives a nice kick to the eggs. It usually has a Scoville Heat Index of 1,000 -5,000 (think mine might have been 5,000)
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Add the avocado oil to a pan, heat.
- Add peppers and tomatoes (peppers cut into thin slices, tomatoes left as a whole, or cut in half).
- Reduce heat and cover, let them sweat it out for a while.
- Once the peppers have a slight brown colour and the tomatoes have started to slightly break add in the eggs (whisk them together with the salt and pepper prior to adding them to the pan).
- Cook to your preferred consistency and add into the jar.
- Even if you add them in when they are slightly under-cooked, the close heated proximity of the jar should allow them to finish cooking up nicely.
- Now rush off to work and enjoy a meal filled with complete protein, good fats and nutrients and carbs from fresh tomatoes and peppers.
Amanda Filipowicz is a certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) with a bachelor in environmental studies (BES) from York University. She also has certification in clinical detoxification, prenatal and postnatal care as well as nutrition for mental health. She has been working as a nutritionist since 2013 and is a lifelong proponent of eating healthy.