Real Food Breakfast – Day 2

Over at the Year of You – we’re doing a real food breakfast challenge! For 5 days, over 70 woman will be swapping out their traditional breakfast for healthier, whole food options. I’ll be blogging and logging my breakfasts along with everyone else. Check out day 1.

I was up nice and early this morning. I’m trying to establish a new habit and get up each day before my kids. Lately everyone has been sleeping in and the temptation is to sleep in with them. But I’m really craving a little time for myself in the morning before I’m on mom duty so I’m forcing myself out of bed each morning. I have high hopes for getting in a quick workout in the morning, but so far, I’ve just managed to make some coffee and catch a few minutes of the morning news. Either way, it’s nice to be up!

Today’s breakfast – veggie and egg scramble. It’s one of my favorites. It feels like a full and substantial option, plus it’s super easy. Even if you’re running out the door in the mornings, this hardly takes longer than throwing in a piece of toast. If you have a bit more time, you could easily turn this into an omelet, but I find the scramble so much easier and less fussy.

They key is doing a little prep work to save yourself time in the morning. Last night for dinner, I chopped extra onions and swiss chard, knowing I’d use them this morning. You could use any veggie you have on hand or are using at other points during the week. Chop a little extra and throw it in the refrigerator, then you always have a quick option for breakfast (or lunch) ready to go.

Veggie Egg Scramble

  • 2 organic eggs
  • handful of chopped swiss chard (or any vegetable you have)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • dash of dill
  • dash of salt

Start with a little coconut oil in a saute pan and add in the onions and swiss chard. Meanwhile, beat two eggs with your fork and add them to the pan when the onions appear translucent. Scramble together and top with red pepper flakes, dill and salt to taste.

And there you go – a warm and hearty breakfast ready before your coffee even finishes brewing. Enjoy!

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