I'll admit, until a few years ago, my breakfast was a home-made mocha and a banana chocolate chip muffin. I didn't even sit down to eat, just took them with me to work. At most, I was getting 10 grams of protein and way too much sugar.
Currently, my favorite breakfast is hash browns, eggs, and turkey bacon or sausage. I make this 2-3 times a week for myself and my husband. A good breakfast should contain 15-20 grams of protein. This will help curb hunger cravings. (If I only eat cereal for breakfast I'm hungry within an hour! Corn Chex, for example, has 2 grams of protein...add milk and you still only have 6 grams of protein.)
The Harvard School of Public Health, reports that no scientific evidence confirms that eggs directly cause heart disease, and adds that consuming one egg every day is unlikely to result in health problems. Eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease, including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate.
Growing up, my favorite way to eat eggs was Scrambled. I now prefer Over Easy. Its also faster and I don't dirty a bowl to scramble the egg! Once and a while I'll make an omelet. Some weeks I make an egg casserole that's even faster because it just takes re-heating in the morning.
I'm sure the most common used excuse for not eating breakfast is "I don't have enough time." Well, it took only 10 minutes for me to make breakfast this morning. I know that's longer than pouring a bowl of cereal but its definitely worth it to me so I make the time in my morning.
There is no real recipe for this breakfast, but here's what I do:
1. Heat a little olive oil (or fat of your choice) in a frying pan. Add frozen hash browns and cook over medium high heat, covered, for about 4-5 minutes).
2. Flip hash browns over and season with salt, pepper, or even my favorite, cajun seasoning. Move hash browns to one side of the pan.
3. Add pre-cooked turkey bacon/sausage (or meat of your choice) so it can start reheating. Push that next to the hash browns to make room for the egg(s) you'll add next.
4. Add a little butter (or fat of your choice) for added flavor and add your egg(s). Since I'm making Over Easy I crack them directly into the pan. Of course if you are making Scrambled, crack in to a bowl, scramble, then add to the pan. Season and cook to desired doneness.
This breakfast, along with a cup of milk, contains 19 grams of protein. Its easy, nutritious, inexpensive, filling, and a great start to my busy day!