Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quick Easy Breakfast - more later...I'm in a hurry...

Okay I know that I said this next post would be about why the government tells us to eat what's bad for us and blah blah blah. But I'm not quite ready to preach to the masses. (I also want to do a little more research so I can be as detailed as possible)
so lets get down
to the

I have class in an hour so here's a really rushed post with

First off! What am I eating for breakfast right now? (so what its 11:30)

2 egg tri tip scramble...
A bit of left over tri tip from dinner last night
2 eggs (duh)
1/4 green bell pepper
3 white mushrooms
less than 1/4 of a yellow onion
1 clove garlic

In a pan on the stove top
Put the garlic and onion in some coconut oil.
Add mushrooms and bell peppers and tri tip when onions begin to get transparent. (only if tri tip is pre-cooked) and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add spices! I added black pepper, oregano.
Move all this to the side of the pan. Add the 2 eggs. Cook them with a little bit of salt and black pepper.
When eggs are about a minute away from being done, mix in all the veggies and tri tip and cook the rest of the way.
(Total time - 13 mins)

Now, I don't have a good camera so I wont post dark, blurry, unappetizing pictures. But I will give you a few more easy recipes.

Bacon and Basil Scrambled eggs!
2 strips Bacon
2 Eggs
Handful of fresh basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
olive oil

Cook the bacon! Put it on a plate and try not to eat it all before the eggs are done!
While bacon is cooking, mince garlic. (I'm a garlic fiend, you may not want to add as much as I do)
Finely chop basil.
Combine garlic, basil, olive oil, a little salt and pepper in a small bowl/cup.
Set aside.
In a separate (or same pan, with a little bacon fat for flavor) Scramble 2 eggs.
When eggs are nearly cooked, add that basil mixture and cook the rest of the way.
(Total time - 15 mins)
(Without the bacon its like 5 minutes and still so so good)
(oh and brush your teeth before you leave the house...that is A LOT of garlic)

Yogurt & Fruit & Nuts
Well this is very straight forward.
I try to use fruits that are in season.
I also always buy the "Organic Vanana" yogurt from Trader Joe's. (its vanilla AND banana. ITS DELICIOUS)
I do one whole banana with a handfull of blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries in a cup of yogurt.
INSTEAD OF GRANOLA, I have some walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds that I've crumbled up.
Throw those on top, why dontchya!
(Total time - like 3 minutes)
Don't forget to either add the nuts straight into it or eat some on the side. You wont feel as full or energized without them.

Bell pepper fried egg rings with guacamole!
1 bell pepper (you choose the color)
cayenne pepper
Simple Guacamole

Slice the peppers into rings (about 1/4 - 1/3 inch thick)
Grease your pan with coconut oil.
I usually cook the peppers a little before adding my eggs, but this is up to how you prefer your peppers.
Crack the egg inside the pepper ring.
Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top.
You can either cook them only on one side or flip them (I flip them)

Simple Guac:
Smash up half an avocado.
Mince a clove or two or garlic - add that.
Finely chop a few rings of an onion of your choice (I like red)
Salt and pepper to taste
Squeeze in 1/4 a lime

Put that guac on top and PUT THAT ON A PLATE AND EAT IT.
(total time - about 10 minutes if the guac is pre made)
Here's a picture I found on google:


If you don't want guac, sprinkle bacon bits on top instead!
You can put anything on top you want (as long as it's paleo!)
While you're at it, have a handful of blueberries on the side. Why not?

Scramble anything.
I try to eat a scramble every morning. Sometimes with 2 pieces of bacon on the side if I have it. (and if I have time)
It's good to always have garlic, onion, and some greens in your fridge (Like I mentioned a few posts ago). You can combine them in any way to make a breakfast scramble.
Some of the fastest combos I enjoy:

Onion, Garlic, Mushroom, Spinach.
Onion, Garlic, Basil, Tomato.
Onion, Garlic, Tomato, Avocado.

See? Its all just garlic, onion, something green, and anything else you may have in your fridge.
This will energize you a million times more than a bran muffin, cereal, or toast and the energy will stay with you longer.
Also, always try to add some meat or some nuts for an extra boost.

I wish I could explain more but I need to go to my Holistic Health class.
I hope like what you taste!

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