I am truly surprised, pleasantly surprised, but surprised nonetheless that a few people asked me for today’s breakfast recipe. I love to cook because I like adding the things that I like to standard recipes. So I think I cook best for myself or someone who likes the same things that I do. For years, I’ve been taking pics of food but recently, I started posting some of these pictures, mainly because I need to keep track of what I eat as I marathon train. Honestly, I don’t take pics of everything but sometimes the evidence of what I’ve eaten in the past few days truly inspires me to eat better, so I keep taking pics, hoping my past and present will inspire a better future.
I’m pretty good with including vegetables and cooking healthy and breakfasts are no different. If I make eggs, it’s usually poached or I make an omelet with as much veggies as I have in the fridge.
Today’s breakfast was an omelet made with:
- a small red potato
- one Masala vegetable burger patty (from Trader Joe’s)
- 1/2 cup of fresh broccoli florets
- 1/4 of a red and yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 egg, beaten
I’ve made countless variations of this meal, but this is the variation that produced the picture below.
First, dice a small red potato and fry in as little vegetable oil as possible ( If you use a non-stick skillet, you’ll only need a couple tablespoons of oil.) Turn the potatoes so they cook evenly. Steam broccoli florets in a separate container and reserve. Cut the vegetable burger into cubes and add to potatoes in the skillet. Turn so they brown evenly (Trader Joe’s Masala vegetable burgers, pictured below, are already cooked, so they just need to be heated through).
Add the bell peppers strips and broccoli and stir so the arrangement is uniform in the skillet. When everything is heated through, add one (or more) beaten egg and allow it to set before flipping. I add a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides as it is cooking. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to plate and sprinkle shredded cheese ( I use a Mexican cheese blend)
And that was breakfast. Delicious, filling and it gave me all the energy I needed to do what I did.
If you try this omelet, or if you make a variation of it, please send me a pic on Facebook or Instagram. I’m always looking for new ideas.
Food is fuel. Happy Eating and #RUNWRIGHT