Growing up, I didn’t eat breakfast much, and that remained true for most of my life. Until recently. Now that I’ve been forcing myself to eat breakfast (hungry or not), quite often I wake up with a hungry growl!
Protein revs metabolism, so I eat eggs several mornings a week. To make breakfast healthier, of course I use coconut oil. I also add veggies to the mix – sauteed in coconut oil, too.
The following mixtures are a few of my new favorite ways to enjoy eggs for breakfast.
When I grocery shop, I buy at least one yellow squash and one zucchini, along with a bag of a frozen mixture of onions, tomatoes, and peppers. When I return home from the grocer, I immediately grate the squash and zucchini to keep handy in the fridge for the week.
In the morning (after making my Skinny Pumpkin Spice Coffee or Tea), I begin warming the shredded veggies in a pan with a touch of coconut oil. When I’m in the mood for a fried egg, sometimes I form a hole in the center of the veggie mixture.
Melt a touch of real butter or coconut oil inside the hole, and plop in your egg.
Let it cook until the under side is cooked – a couple of minutes on low heat – then flip. The veggies usually require rearranging. 😉
Also, you could cook the veggies first, lift them out onto a plate, and then fry the egg. Serve the egg over the veggies and let the yolk run everywhere. Yum!
These days, I eat the runny yolks. I used to cook my eggs hard, destroying the best benefit, but now I leave the yolks runny for a very good reason. Lecithin.
Did you know runny yolks are full of lecithin?
Your brain is approximately thirty percent lecithin, so when we eat more of it, we nourish the brain. Studies show that lecithin relieves dementia, age-related memory dis-function, and early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Yep. Bring on the runny yolks!
Sometimes I sauté the squash and zucchini (as you’ve seen), and sometimes I sauté the frozen onion, tomato, and pepper medley instead – and sometimes I do both!
Blend things into the combination of your choice! Here are some scrambled mixtures.
How do you like your eggs cooked? Are you now considering eating runny yolks more often?
P.S. Earlier this week, I mentioned in a comment reply that I’d share the chocolate candy recipe with coconut oil for y’all today. The problem is, I didn’t get that post finished in time. Stay turned for the recipe next Friday! 🙂