Healthy Diet Plan Includes Eggs – However ONLY EVERY OTHER DAY!
One of the hardest part of this new “healthy diet” or preferably, “lifestyle”, is breakfast.
I have admitted that I was getting lazy in the kitchen. We had a relatively healthy diet by most standards but I was always looking for ways to save time.
Some mornings we had eggs, other mornings a protein shake with fruit but the rest of the mornings were toast or cereal. If we diet have eggs or a shake I would usually have oatmeal.
Of those four options, the only choice we have today is eggs. (That may change later on but my reality is today. Since both my kids have been diagnosed with many food allergies my definition of a healthy diet has changed dramatically.)
BUT,,,,, I have to make them differently.
Since no one is a fan of fried eggs, I usually scramble them but without milk and cheese. Since we are to have 2 servings of vegetables as well in the morning, I fry up a few veggies before adding the eggs.
Here are a few of the vegetables I have tried and am open to suggestions.
The onions and sometimes garlic are a keeper! Neither of my men like the peppers or zucchini in their eggs. According to the younger one: “If I have to eat vegetables for breakfast, let me eat them separately. Don’t ruin the one thing – eggs – I like.”
With the scrambled eggs, I add:
- pepper (dear daughter doesn’t eat eggs so I can add the pepper)
- little garlic powder
- a few onion flakes
- a little basil
Our latest find is a healthy chicken sausage that is pork free, gluten free, MSG free and Nitrites free. I fry that up with the onions and it give the eggs a nice flavor.
Always open to ideas!