Heart Healthy Breakfast Recipe
The other day I made both an Instagram post and story post with a quick recipe for a heart healthy breakfast that I like to make quite frequently. In the comments I got a few people requesting more recipes. So, I thought I would start posting more heart healthy recipes that I like to prepare for myself and my family.
I’m not turning this into a recipe or foodie blog, but you will start to see more and more delicious recipes each and every week. They will be searchable in the right hand column of this and other blog pages. If you have any requests or dishes you would like to see, please let me know.
Now…to the cooking!
Easy Squash, Spinach, and Turkey Bacon ScrambleJump to Recipe
Having a few quick, “Go-To” breakfast recipes is a big deal for me. Without these jewels in my back pocket, I’ll typically skip breakfast or eat something I shouldn’t. Having fresh heart-healthy ingredients is a must. I always have veggies like spinach, zucchinis, onions, and bell peppers on hand. You can basically make anything with these ingredients, and this quick scramble incorporates a few of them.
I made this breakfast today, and was in a hurry. I had 45 minutes to prep, cook, and eat my breakfast before a client came by for a personal training session in my private studio. I was finished eating 10 minutes prior to their arrival. So…I don’t want to hear that you don’t have time for a healthy heart friendly breakfast recipe.
This is literally one of the easiest breakfasts you can make. The hardest part is going to be chopping up a few veggies. Start with chopping up two strips of turkey bacon, about 1/4 cup of yellow squash or zucchini, and 2 Tablespoons of red onion.
Get those veggies and bacon and the oil into a small skillet or pan over medium heat and begin to brown. Stir it every so often to make sure you are getting color on both sides. After three or so minutes add the spinach and let it begin to melt. A handful of spinach will seem like a lot, but it will wilt down to almost nothing.
Beat your eggs, season them, and add them to the pan. Stir this egg mixture to form large curds, and cook to your desired doneness. I like my eggs to be fluffy and not runny. But, you cook them however you like.
Once you have cooked the eggs to the desired doneness, turn them out onto a plate and garnish them with the chopped tomatoes, yogurt/tzatziki, feta and fresh herbs. This recipe is loaded with heart healthy goodness, and is way too easy, and tastes too good to be this Good For You. I’m sure it’s going to become a family favorite.
Here’s some tips to think about.
- Have containers or baggies of pre-chopped veggies in your fridge can save you even more time in the morning
- Experiment with different combinations of vegetables like: kale, garbanzos, beans, and bell peppers
- Adding fresh herbs to your food is a great way to satisfy your need for flavor without adding unhealthy sauces and seasonings
Easy Squash, Spinach, and Turkey Bacon Scramble
This is a quick and flavorful breakfast that is full of heart healthy veggies and nutrients. To make things even easier, you can chop all of your vegetables in advance and keep them in a container in your refrigerator until needed.
1 Tsp Olive Oil
2 Slices of Turkey Bacon, chopped
1/4 Cup of Yellow Squash or Zucchini, sliced into circles and then cut into quarters
2 Tbsp Red Onion, chopped
1 Handful of Baby Spinach
2 Organic Cage-Free Eggs
2 Cherry Tomatoes, diced
2 Tbsp Greek Yogurt or Tzatziki
1 Tbsp Crumbled Feta
1 Tbsp of Fresh Chopped Herbs
Salt, Pepper to taste, and/or Your Favorite Seasoning. I used Dan-O’s
- Chop up your Turkey Bacon, and start cooking it in Olive Oil in a small pan over medium heat. Stir occasionally, and cook until it starts to turn brown and crispy. About 3 minutes
Add Onions and Squash to pan and continue to cook until vegetables start to brown, about another 3 minutes
- While vegetables are cooking, beat the Eggs in a small bowl and season to your liking.
- Add the Spinach to the Bacon and Vegetable mixture, and allow to wilt over medium heat. Maybe 2 minutes.
- Pour Eggs over the top of vegetables and stir, creating large curds until the eggs are cooked to your liking. I like them to be quite firm, and cook them to a fluffy “omelet” texture.
- Turn your scramble onto a plate and garnish with the Cherry Tomatoes, Yogurt/Tzatziki, Feta, and fresh Herbs
- Feel free to experiment with other vegetable combinations.
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