Easy, High Protein Breakfast Scramble

scrambleOne 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.

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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!

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Eggs Benny Bonanza

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Mike is not a fan of his birthday – which is why I’m posting this months later. His request this year, in lieu of a gift, was that I make his two favorite meals to enjoy with him.

Breakfast? Eggs Benny. From scratch.

Not sure if you guys know this, but eggs benedict is weirdly enough one of the hardest things you could ever make at home. Seriously, this dish took me forever and was so stressful. THAT SAID — it was so rewarding, and I will definitely keep this one in my back pocket for special occasions in the future.

First things first — the hollandaise. I reached out to my cousin, a former chef, to get his infamous hollandaise recipe. He made it sound so simple. His exact words (via Facebook, because he now lives in Belgium), were “You just need clarified butter, egg yolks (each yolk holds 2 oz of butter), using a bain-marie just whip your butter into your yolks, keep whipping till done, finish with salt pepper lemon juice. good luck :)”

Who knew the luck was what I needed the most?

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