Protein and Veggie Scramble

I love recipe templates like this one because the ingredients are really mix and match — you can change them up based on what’s in season, what sounds good, or even simply what you have available in your fridge. At its core, we’re essentially creating a meal based on the nutritional elements that make it up, versus following an exact recipe.

The other thing I love about this template, aside from how customizable it is, is that it can be eaten any time of day. Because it contains eggs, it’ll make a great breakfast — high protein meals are a perfect way to start your day, keeping you full and energized longer — but it’s also a quick and easy meal to fix any time of day. It’s especially good for workout recovery too.

And did I mention it’s quick? Like, ready in under 15 minutes quick? That’s a meal I can reliably make.

The Template

Eggs + Meat/Protein + Vegetables + Fruit on the Side

I make this with ground turkey a lot, but you could also use ground beef or beans or another lean protein of your choice.

Ingredients:

The quantities listed are based on what fits me, but you can easily scale them down (or up!) or split this up into two meals. I didn’t add in any extras, like cheese or hot sauce, but those would make nice additions based on your taste.

  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ lb ground turkey
  • 1 bell pepper
  • ½ onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown and season your meat.
  2. While the meat is cooking, chop your vegetables — in this case, peppers and onion.
  3. Add 1-2 tsp. of olive oil to a second skillet, then add your peppers and onions. Cook over medium heat until softened.
  4. When your meat is done cooking, remove it from the skillet — you can keep it warm by placing it on a plate in the microwave.
  5. Wipe out your skillet, then add 2-3 eggs. Using a whisk, scramble the eggs as they cook, adding the peppers and onions in midway through. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Plate: you can add your meat to your eggs, or simply serve it alongside them. Add a full serving a fruit, such as an orange, an apple, or grapes.
  7. Enjoy!

Have a favorite scramble combination? Let me know in the comments!

By | 2017-04-04T18:06:06+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Nutrition, Recipe Template|0 Comments

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