Happy Wednesday Friends! I thought I’d share one of my favorite breakfasts with you that has helped me feel full and energized over the last couple weeks. I don’t know about you, but Ive always had a hard time making sure I get enough veggies and protein in throughout the day, so starting off the day with a loaded veggie skillet and protein has helped me a lot.
Not only are you eating healthy and fueling your body well, but with the loaded veggies, protein and carbs, this breakfast will boost your energy and keep you fuller throughout your day.
And if you don’t eat breakfast in the morning, I highly recommend that you start. I remember trying to make it to lunch on just a small granola bar and coffee and it didn’t fair too well. Not only will you feel that extra boost of energy, but you will also be I find that when I begin my day with a healthy nutritious and hearty meal, I can stay more on track with my nutrition. I remember I would be so hungry by the time lunch came that I often times wouldn’t make the best choices, or I would want to forgo my packed lunch for something different ( usually not healthy).
This breakfast skillet is so easy to make and could even be made ahead of time and reheated to save on time!
Okay, let’s get to making our yummy breakfast skillet!
Grab your favorite medium size skillet. I’ve been LOVING using our new skillets we snagged over Amazon Prime Days- If you’re looking for a good set maybe for yourself or someone for Christmas, these are AMAZING! I’ll link them here 😉 https://amzn.to/3QxrtZ6
Place the skillet on the stove, Add a little bit of olive oil to your pan and heat on medium high heat. Add your meat of choice first and onions if you want some additional flavor 🙂 I like to use either sausage or turkey bacon. I did turkey bacon for this skillet and used 4 slices and cut them into smaller sections. Then I usually add 2 cups of spinach to start the day off getting some veggies in and spinach is SOOOOOO good for you! Plus- When sautéing spinach it shrinks, so you can essentially eat even more spinach than you normally would in a salad! Sauté your meat, onions and spinach in your pan for about 3-5 mins, stirring occasionally. Feel free to add any other veggies in as well. Cauliflower rice, zucchini, or even shredded carrots are great options to get some extra veggies in early on in your day.
While that is cooking, grab a yellow potato, dice it up and place it in a microwavable dish, then add seasonings. I like to do paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper and parsley to taste. Then I shake the bowl or mix really well and put it in the microwave for about 2 mins. Then I put it in the air fryer for about 10-12 mins, shaking the basket around 6 mins. If you don’t have an air fryer, you need one! This one appliance has been the best investment! We make so many of our foods in it and it’s quick and easy to use! This would be a GREAT Christmas gift! Here is the one we have and here are a couple others amazon recommends!
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While the potatoes are cooking, add your eggs to the skillet. I usually do 2-3 eggs depending upon how much protein I need or want. Let the eggs completely cover your veggies and meat and cook like you’re making an omelette. While your eggs are cooking you can cut up any other veggies or garnishes to add to your skillet. I like to add 5-10 grape tomatoes into my skillet, cutting them in half before adding them. Cook for another couple minutes or until desired texture.
Take the potatoes out of the air fryer and add your skillet contents on top. Add your favorite seasonings to flavor. I love to add garlic powder, salt and pepper, sometimes more paprika and top it with tapatio ( hot sauce) and feta cheese! Yum yum! Add some berries or fruit on the side and you’ve got a really balanced, healthy, yummy, easy breakfast!
Yesterday I also added a slice of toast with almond butter, half a banana, and sprinkled with honey and cinnamon! It was delicious!
* I don’t count macros, I follow a container system to know how many of each food groups i need throughout the day, so this meal is based off of that. If you have questions about this system, comment below 🙂
AND… Let me know if you try this skillet mix or what you add to your skillet!