Every single healthy diet plan starts off with a hearty, well-balanced breakfast. If you have the right foods on your breakfast table, you’ll feel alert, focused, and satiated until lunch. But load up on sugary cereals or other quick-burning carbohydrates, and your blood sugar will skyrocket and you’ll run out of steam mid-morning. They don’t call it a “sugar crash” for no reason.
For breakfast, your healthy diet plan should focus on satiating protein from eggs, tofu, or lean meats and plenty of fiber-rich healthy veggies.
Here’s a recipe for fiesta scramble from my Quick & Healthy Recipes for Vibrant Living cookbook.
Recipe for Fiesta Scramble
1 chopped small onion
½ chopped green pepper
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon water
¼ teaspoon salt (or salt substitute to taste)
1/3 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons salsa
Sauté onion and green pepper in olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for about five minutes. Lightly beat eggs, egg whites, water, salt, and pepper. Pour into skillet over onions and peppers and continue to cook, stirring, until eggs are set—about 3-5 minutes. Serve with salsa.
Enjoy your fiesta scramble!
Per serving: calories 155, fat 6 g, protein 14 g.