Bell Pepper Egg-In-A-Hole

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These are almost too cute to eat! I grew up with my Nana making a very similar dish but instead she would get a piece of toast, cut a hole out, add an egg and it was so much fun to eat. This is a great breakfast to get your day started, I usually put my Bell Pepper Egg-In-A-Hole in between a piece of toast with some avocado, spinach, and cherry tomatoes. Let me just tell you, this is what you can call a “breakfast of champions”.

Yield: 3

Ingredients:
3 slices of bell peppers; cut into 1/2 inch rings (use any color)
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Sprinkle of pepper

Steps:
1. Drizzle olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. In the mean time, wash bell pepper(s), remove seeds, and cut into rings.

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2. Place rings on frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Carefully with a fork, flip bell pepper rings and add cracked egg in the center of the bell pepper (be sure not to get any shells!). Sprinkle top of eggs with salt and pepper and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes until egg whites are white and yolk is still runny.

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Egg & Avocado Toast

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This is always my go-to post workout snack or breakfast. Why?  because it’s absolutely perfect. Not only do you get your protein, carbs, and all kinds of essential nutrients from the avocado but it only take me 5 minutes to make (be sure you hard boil your eggs the day/night before). I don’t know about you but after I workout I am usually hungry and want something healthy, clean, and nutrient-rich. This is so simple and satisfying I almost didn’t post this but I thought it would be a helpful little idea for all of you who like to eat healthy and workout like me, so enjoy!

All you do is:
Toast a piece of whole wheat toast
1 Hard boiled egg ( Click here too see my how to:boil an egg tip)
1/4 sliced avocado
Sprinkle of salt & pepper

Spread your avocado on your toast and then top with sliced hard boiled egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and there you go! Nutritious and delicious!

How to: Boil the perfect egg

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My mornings always seems so frantic when I come through the kitchen so I usually just grab a granola bar or banana, throw it in my purse and eat it while I’m driving or at least try to. No matter what, mornings just always seem so rushed to me and I am always trying to get out of the door! I also love hard-boiled eggs for breakfast and I finally came across a way to make them perfect. Hard-boiled eggs are something that can seem to be really simple and easy to make but they aren’t. I always tend to over cook my eggs leaving the yolk too dry to eat. If you have a little more time in the mornings, try a poached egg instead. Boil your eggs at night to make the perfect grab and go nutritious breakfast in the mornings! Especially since breakfast is the most important meal of the day! 🙂

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Boiling eggs literally seems like the easiest thing in the world but its perfecting the yolk that makes all the difference. All you do is bring a medium sauce pan with water to a boil. Once boiled, gently place eggs in water and make sure the water covers them completely! Now…this is totally up to you depending on how you want your eggs.

For soft-boiled, boil eggs for 6 minutes
For medium-boiled, boil eggs for 9 minutes
For hard-boiled, boil eggs for 12 minutes

http://www.cookinghow.com/2010/08/perfect-boiled-eggs/

Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

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I came up with this creation today when I was debating on whether or not to have a piece of toast with peanut butter or to make french toast for breakfast..so why not combine the two?!

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
4 pieces of bread (I used whole wheat and removed the crust)
2 egg whites
1 whole egg
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp buter
2 tsp (or more!) powdered sugar
3 Tbsp maple syrup

Steps:
1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. With a butter knife, spread each piece of bread with peanut butter. With a fork, poke bread and place in egg mixture for 20 seconds on each side until well coated. Butter skillet and place each piece of bread to cook for 3 minutes on each side. Coat with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar!

Smoked Salmon & Kale Frittata

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Yield: 6

Ingredients:
6 whole eggs
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion; chopped
2 cloves garlic; chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
4 oz smoked salmon; coarsely chopped
3 cup kale; chopped
1/4 cup parsley; finely chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a frying pan on medium heat, add olive oil, onions, and garlic. Season well with salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. Sauté until kale is wilted.

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2. In a medium mixing bowl, crack eggs and whisk until combined. Add kale mixture in with a wooden spoon. Add in coarsely chopped smoked salmon and parmesan cheese. Lightly grease a pie dish with olive oil and add mixture. Bake for 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley and parmesan cheese.

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