Add Some Egg-Citement To Your Mornings

by Simona Terron
Think about breakfast, and the first thing that probably pops into your head are eggs. Whether you like them poached, boiled, fried or scrambled, there’s no denying their perennial appeal and universal charm. Kids and adults generally love eggs, but eating them day after day can get monotonous. How do you elevate these healthy little protein bombs into something exciting without spending a lot of time and money?

Simple, just follow our tips for creating these 4 protein-packed breakfasts using eggs:
  1. EGG POPPERSThese gorgeous little fellows are a visual treat and super simple to whip up. They’re finger foods that are perfect for protein on-the-go and make a fab post-workout snack as well as breakfast. 

How To Make: All you have to do is pour liquid egg whites into an ice cube tray sprayed with a little non-stick cooking spray and microwave for 4 minutes. Refrigerate for an hour to help make it easier for them to slide out of the tray. You could even mix them with homemade salsa for more flavor.
  1. CHOCOLATE MERINGUE COOKIESMeringue cookies are one of the tastiest low-calorie treats in the cookbook. They’re chewy and sweet but low-calories and high protein.
How To Make: Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift half a cup of any sugar substitute, a tablespoon of cocoa powder and a quarter tsp of cinnamon together. Blend well. Beat two egg whites in a separate bowl till they form stiff peaks. Fold in the dry mixture and place tablespoons of this mixture onto the baking sheets, two centimeters apart. Bake for 20 minutes and then cool after removing from the oven for another 30 minutes.
  1. BAGELS & EGGS POTLUCKThis baked dish tastes great on its own so it’s a one pot meal that’s quick to prepare. It’s great for starting the day with a high energy boost and will tide you over till lunch easily.

How To Make: Sauté a quarter cup of onions and half a pound of diced ham, and set aside. Arrange half of 3 plain, thinly sliced bagels in a baking dish and top with the ham and onion mixture. Top with grated cheddar cheese and the rest of the bagel slices. In a separate bowl whisk together 12 eggs, a cup of milk, and some parsley, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the layers in the pan, and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until eggs are firmly cooked through. Feel free to add olives, ground sausage, chopped vegetables, or even substitute the bagels with your fave bread.
  1. CINNAMON-SPICED EGGS: Spices are not exactly expected on the breakfast table but warming up your insides at the beginning of the day with these fragrant condiments can set off a lovely chain reaction of boosting your energy levels, aiding digestion and clearing up your airways.

How To Make: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and in a pan sauté diced onions, finely minced garlic, and finely chopped canned tomatoes. Spice this up with red pepper flakes, ground cinnamon, allspice, cloves and some sugar. Season with salt and pepper and cook till this turns into a rich, chunky sauce. Transfer this sauce into four little ramekins or small baking dishes, and crack two eggs on to the sauce in each ramekin or dish. Bake till the eggs whites are set, let the yolks stay slightly runny. Top with pecorino shavings and serve immediately with grilled bread.

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