Easy, nourishing and filling breakfast, anyone? Can I get a YES PLEASE!
Several years ago I developed an allergy to eggs. I was a new nursing mama to my then baby girl, extremely sleep deprived and so run down. My body was showing me signs that it had enough, to stop, ask for help... something! My daughter was also showing me signs by developing pretty extreme eczema. Yes, my life seems to be covered in eczema (see my vlog here).
Anyways, not only did I develop and allergy to eggs, but also to almost every food in my diet, some more severe then others. So for the sake of my health and my daughters, I stopped eating every single food on the list I was reacting too.
This is no easy task when you're exhausted.
Fast forward several years later and I can now eat eggs, thanks to serious dedication to health. AND it is glorious. Why? Because I love them. But there's something funny about me and eggs... I am just learning how to cook them. Because in the midst of all my allergies, I taught myself to cook. Because in order to eat, I needed to cook. As I have added eggs back into my life, I have also had to learn how to cook them. And how I like my eggs now, is also different from how I used to like them before.
Here's one of the simple ways to prepare a totally delicious breakfast that will keep you feeling nourished well into your day.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- one spring onion, chopped
- 5 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- handful of spinach
- 2 farm fresh eggs
- Kalamata olives
- Fresh dill
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- In a small frying pan, over medium heat, melt coconut oil
- Add spring onions and tomatoes and fry them until soft.
- Add spinach and stir into the mix until wilted, about 1 minute.
- Crack two eggs on top of veggies. If you desire, break the yolk so it cooks faster, other wise just leave as is. Cook eggs in the pan for about two minutes. Cover with a lid and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until yolk is cooked to your desire runniness (is that a word?)
- Move to a plate, add olives, dill and season with salt and pepper.
Note: fresh herbs will add so much flavour and nourishment to your meals, so don't be shy by adding them on top of your eggs, salad or whatever you may be eating.
Don't forget to check out my fall/winter cooking classes. Delicious breakfasts starts September 6!