Eggs are one of the best breakfasts to implement into your morning routine for weight loss. They’re loaded with healthy fats and proteins which will keep you nourished and full for hours, fueling your day and keeping you away from unnecessary snacking. If you’re working towards a weight loss goal in the new years, speeding up your metabolism is vital for maximized fat burn. Below are the best metabolism-boosting egg recipes you need for your healthiest breakfast!
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Breakfast Veggie Scramble
This breakfast veggie scramble is one of nutritionist Lynell Ross’ favorites for integrating a serving of greens into your meal. Ross notes that you can choose to cook with egg or egg whites depending on your cholesterol levels, and the finished product can be topped with anything for a sprinkling of cheese to some salsa!
3 eggs, beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
2 green onions, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
¼ cup green chilies, chopped
¼ cup onions, white or yellow
¼ cup sour cream, light
1 tomato diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Any cooked vegetables you want to add
In a large non-stick skillet, on medium heat, sauté onions, peppers, and chilies in 1 tablespoon olive oil until slightly soft.
Push veggies to the sides and add 1 tablespoon of butter or healthy type butter substitute such as Earth Balance or Smart Balance and pour in beaten eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
Gently fold veggies into the egg mixture and let brown slightly on the bottom while stirring occasionally.
When cooked to set, place egg mixture on plates. Top with chopped tomato and sour cream.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (12.5 ounces), Amount Per Serving: Calories 185 Calories from Fat 154.86, Total Fat 9, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 10 Sodium 309mg, Potassium 772.mg, Total Carbohydrates 13, Fiber 3g Sugar 7g, Protein 14g
1 Serving = 1 eggs group, 2 vegetables, 1fat
Crustless Turmeric Vegetable Quiche
According to Ross, the turmeric in this recipe is great for reducing inflammation in the body and is great to make on Sunday so you can enjoy the leftovers throughout the week!
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
1/2 yellow onion, diced small
1 small zucchini, chopped or diced
6 broccoli florets, chopped small
5 ounces sharp cheddar or jack cheese, grated
1/2 cup 2% milk
6 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a glass pie plate or 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.
Sautee veggies in oil until tender.
Spread cooked veggies in a prepared pan. Top veggies with grated cheese.
Beat together the eggs, milk and spices. Pour over the veggies.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and set firm.
This recipe makes 4-8 servings.
High Protein Egg Scramble
This protein packed recipe is the perfect breakfast to keep you full with quinoa as an added carb and unexpected texture. Throw in veggies and cheese–voila!
Ingredients: Quinoa, eggs, spinach, cheese, garlic, salt & pepper
For a low-carb option that integrates the healthy fat from avocado, this recipe is an easy and delicious variation on the classic fried egg and avocado toast combo. Perfect for Sunday brunch or any day in between!
Ingredients: Avocado, egg, salt & pepper, red pepper flakes, parsley for garnish