Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Say goodbye to boring eggs for good with these healthy and simple scrambled egg stir-ins. These recipes, inspired by some of my favorite flavor combinations, will brighten up your breakfast with the addition of fresh herbs, chopped veggies, and the perfect salty flavor from cheese. These dishes will make weekend brunch feel special without ruining your waistline.

Basic Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • green onion, sliced (optional, but very good!)
 
Directions:
  1. Melt 1 tsp coconut oil in a skillet over medium low heat. Hover your hand over the skillet. When your hand is about 1-2″ away from the skillet and you feel the heat, your skillet is hot and ready.
  2. Swirl the oil around the pan to coat. Add 1 tsp coconut oil if the entire surface isn’t coated.
  3. In a bowl, whisk eggs and water together very well, at least 30 seconds.
  4. Immediately pour into the skillet. Let the eggs cook for about 15-20 seconds.
  5. Using a spatula, push the eggs back from one edge all the way to the other edge of the pan. Tilt and swirl the pan so that uncooked egg moves to the empty place on the skillet where you just pushed the eggs away from. Let the eggs cook for about 10-15 seconds.
  6. Choosing a different edge, push the eggs away towards the other side of the pan. At this point the majority of your eggs should be cooked.
  7. Push any uncooked eggs towards the center of the pan, flipping them over if necessary and cooking for just 2-5 seconds.
  8. Remove the eggs to a plate. The eggs will finish the last bit of cooking as they cool slightly.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with green onion if desired.

 

Egg Scramble Stir-Ins

These scrambled egg stir-ins are an easy way to add fresh produce, extra protein, and fiber to the most important meal of the day. By utilizing pantry items, you can whip up an impressive and satisfying breakfast in a matter of minutes that will keep you energized all day long. These scrambles are loose flavor suggestions and can easily be adjusted depending on the number of servings.

1. Fresh Herb and Goat Cheese Scramble: 

Mince fresh parsley, chives, and basil. Scramble eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper. Add eggs to a non-stick skillet at medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon. Add herbs and cheese right before removing eggs from the heat.

2. Huevos Rancheros Inspired-Scramble: 

Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and add chopped onions, sliced bell peppers, and minced garlic. Add a pinch of cumin and salt. Sauté until soft. Scramble eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper and add eggs to the pan. Serve with sliced avocado, cilantro, and queso fresco.

3. Denver Scramble:

Dice ham and add to a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Add sliced bell peppers and sauté until soft. Scramble eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper and add eggs to the pan. Add shredded Monterey Jack cheese right before removing eggs from the heat.

4. Mediterranean Scramble: 

Chop zucchini, onions, and bell peppers. Add to a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat with olive oil. Add a pinch of dried oregano. Sauté until soft. Scramble eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper and add eggs to the pan. Add crumbled Feta cheese right before removing eggs from the heat. Serve with diced tomatoes.

5. Kale and Mushroom Scramble: 

Halve button mushrooms. Add to a non-stick skillet on medium heat with olive oil and minced garlic. Sauté until soft and add shredded kale. Scramble eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper and add eggs to the pan. Sprinkle with chili flakes.

6. Spinach Pesto Scramble: 

Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet on medium heat and add minced garlic. Add a handful of spinach and sauté until soft. Scramble eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper and add eggs to the pan. Add shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped basil right before removing eggs from the heat.