Your mom said it. Dr. Oz said it. Now I’m saying it. We need to start our day with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast keeps our minds sharp for the day ahead, and keeps us from overeating later in the day. Plus, I just like to eat!
But lately, I’ve had trouble waking up in the morning and I oversleep. Plus my hubby is recuperating from an accident and I’m doing a lot of his chores before work that he normally did. That means I’ve been running out the door late for work with nothing on my deprived tummy…and she doesn’t like that!
I’ve come up with this healthy pack-and-go breakfast that you can cook at work as long as you have a microwave handy. This simple scrambled eggs breakfast is protein-packed to satisfy you until lunchtime.
Here’s how I do it. Break two eggs into a plastic to-go container like Tupperware. Add whatever you like to your eggs. This is a great time to sneak in some vegetables. For me, I keep chopped onion and a Ziploc of chopped kale in the freezer. I added small amounts of each into my container, but you can add other yummy add-ins like sliced mushrooms, spinach, a teaspoon of ground flaxseed, shredded cheese, or chopped meats like ham or leftover cooked sausage. The trick is having small Ziplocs of ingredients ready to go in your refrigerator so mornings will go quickly. It only took me one minute to get my container together.
Now drive to work! Once you’re ready to eat, spray a microwave-safe bowl with some non-stick cooking spray. I use the bowls in the kitchen at work but if you don’t have any, just use the Tupperware container. I prefer to microwave in a regular bowl and avoid microwaving plastic containers. In the future, you may want to keep an extra ceramic bowl in your desk drawer. I also bought a canister of non-stick spray for work.
Take a fork, and give your eggs a quick whisk. You can add a tablespoon of water for lighter, fluffier eggs, or a coffee creamer container (like a Mini-Moo which is Half & Half) for a richer, creamier consistency.
Cook your egg mixture in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Give it a quick stir. Cook for another 30 seconds. Give it another quick stir. By this time, usually you only need another 15 seconds for perfect eggs. Remember that the residual heat will continue to cook your eggs for a little while after you stop, so don’t make the mistake and overcook your eggs or you’ll have an unappealing rubbery hockey puck. (Then you’ll be skipping breakfast again!) If you must microwave more, cook in 10 second increments until just before it’s perfect for your palate.
Today, I brought a small container of blueberries with me. Look how pretty my 1 min. 15 sec. breakfast is! Enjoy! Now get to work knowing your tummy is happy!
PS. I also use this technique even if I don’t have to go to work. Put everything in a bowl, cook, and eat right from the bowl. No pan to clean! Saves electricity, money, and time!