One of my goals this summer was to eat more protein — and for me, the most reliable meal of the day is breakfast. I NEVER skip breakfast. My parents always made sure we ate the “balanced breakfast” they always advertised in the cereal commercials growing up, and I took that lesson through college and into my adult life.
Funny enough, I didn’t actually eat eggs until I was an adult, living in NYC and completely broke. I knew I had to start eating eggs because they were healthy and cheap – and definitely better for me than $1 street-cart bagels and off-brand cereals. I had a former roommate make me every kind of egg around, and as an egg beginner, settled on scrambled. (As a aside, my now-favorite is poached, hence my love for eggs benny.)
Scrambled eggs were not enough, and this quickly turned to a new breakfast routine as I was able to afford more and more throughout my time in NY.
Add some protein to your day with this quick and easy scrambled egg breakfast, recently edited to be easy, low calorie, and super high protein!
Easy, High Protein Breakfast Scramble
1 tblsp coconut oil
1 whole egg (preferably cage free)
2 egg whites
1/4 to 1/2 lb ground turkey, 93% lean or more
1/4 to 1/2 cup peppers, any color, chopped
1/2 to 1 whole avocado
Melt coconut oil in a frying pan. While melting, scramble the eggs and egg whites in a bowl and set aside. Once the oil is melted, cook the ground turkey until brown. Add in 1/2 small onion chopped at this point if you so wish, along with the peppers. Cook until the veggies are soft.
Add in eggs and cook until desired done-ness.
Serve alongside avocado. (Sometimes, if I’ve got a big workout, I also serve with bacon and a 6″ corn tortilla!)