|Veggie-Packed Poached Eggs with Toast|
As a nation, we don’t eat enough veggies. It’s not hard to eat a salad or have cooked veggies with dinner, but getting veggies in for breakfast can be a challenge. Sure there are omelets, but I wanted something quick and easy.
The theme for Recipe Redux this month is to “break out of the breakfast boredom.” For me, I just purchased a microwave egg poacher., based on a strong recommendation from one of my best friends.
|Microwave Egg Poacher|
I opened my fridge and grabbed raw spinach, a red bell pepper, mushroom, green onion, sharp cheddar cheese, and then to spice it up a bit, some turkey pepperoni slices. I also added some dried dill weed as I love the combination of eggs and dill.
|Place eggs on bottom and top with assorted veggies|
|Assemble any veggies you have on hand|
It all goes together very fast and cooks in the microwave for only a minute or two.
Veggie-Packed Poached Eggs
2 large eggs
6 slices turkey pepperoni, finely diced
1/2 green onion, trimmed & finely diced
1 mushroom, finely diced
1 tablespoon finely diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely diced raw spinach
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 tablespoon shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Crack eggs into each cop of the microwavable egg poacher; pierce yolks with fork.
Divide remaining ingredients equally among two cups, on top of raw eggs.
Microwave, covered, for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how runny you want your eggs and the wattage of your microwave. Let rest for 30 seconds.
Makes 1 serving.
Nutrition Information per Serving:
201 calories, 12 g total fat, 5 g saturated fat, 387 mg cholesterol, 0 g dietary fiber, 19 g protein, and 415 mg sodium. One serving of this low cost recipe provides an excellent source of riboflavin, vitamin D and calcium and a good source of vitamins A and C.
Cost per Serving: $0.83
Pricing Note: all ingredients were at “regular” prices.
|Poached eggs right out of the microwave in 1 - 2 minutes|