OBVIOUS REASONS WHY I’M WRITING A BLOG ABOUT MAKING A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
(Things I’ve been known to show up to the studio with in the morning)
- An empty bag of Mcdonalds.
- No bag, just an Egg Mcmuffin in one hand, and a large carmel ice coffee in the other.
- Two Red Bull cans- one 3/4s finished- the other for the fridge(to be finished within the next 2 hours.)
- A bottle of vodka.
- An extra large ice coffee with an extra shot of espresso.
- Sometimes I don’t show up with anything- which results in the picture below.
(6AM call time- 2 AM end time the previous night- cut me some slack)
I’m not proud admitting these terrible choices of fuel for my morning routine, but luckily I can point fingers at many other culprits who fill themselves with total (pardon my french) crap for breakfast(I’m looking at you drummers.) Over the past year I’ve decided to change my breakfast habits for too many reasons to count, and think of quick ways to put good fuel in my body before I work a million-hour work week.
It started by picking up healthy smoothies on the way to work. When you do the math, a five dollar smoothie multiplied by 20 is 100 dollars a month spent on blended veggies(too flipping much.) SO, I took to the kitchen and started trying to whip up some quick healthy breakfast combos(there were some nasty ones). After a few months, I came up with some delicious eats that I can make in as little as *gasp* SEVEN MINUTES.
I am well aware of people’s schedules these days. Some of us work all day, some all night, and some of us give up sanity to work around the clock sometimes. I have friends busy in grad school, some sleepless with really cute babies, and some who are just….lazy. With all the crazy stuff going on, we forget about giving a damn about what’s put in our bodies. I hope this quick fix will help y’all eat something more exciting than Cheerios or Mcdonalds for breakfast. Plus, my mom says breakfast is the most important meal of the day(for me it’s tied with the night cap.)
- 1/2 Cup Egg Whites
- 2 Slices Of Tomato
- Handful Of Spinach
- Pinch Of Dried Basil
- Mozzarella Square
- Oil Or Butter (Whatever you prefer)
Side note on the mozz and basil-
Fresh mozzarella would be the preferable choice when cooking anything. I choose not to use it because of the time it takes to cut and rewrap it(I’m lazy and it takes an extra 40 seconds.) But you should try it! Also, fresh basil? Delicious, but the dried basil flakes stick nicely to the tomato slices, and still give a great flavor.
Get two non- stick small pans. They are the perfect serving size, and EASY TO CLEAN. They prevent everything you cook from turning into one big breakfast MASH. These pans are my quick-breakfast secret weapons.
Add a little oil or butter(whichever you prefer) to one pan(low-medium heat), and pour egg whites in. Without wasting any time, throw the tomatoes on the other pan,(medium heat) and sprinkle them with basil. After about a minute, throw your mozzarella on 1/2 of your future omelet.
Flip the tomatoes until they are soft, and place on cheese-side of omelet. The tomatoes will only take a few minutes to soften.
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While your omelet is slowly cooking(take the heat down just a bit,) fill your empty tomato pan with a splash of water. Add spinach to the pan, and put over stove on high heat for 15 seconds or until spinach softens. Note- If you are using fresh basil, this might be a good time to soften it up.
It looks gross. It tastes good.
Add spinach on top of tomatoes. This time around I added extra cheese on top as well, because who doesn’t love cheese. The amount of cheese added is up to you.
Flip that sucker, throw some basil on top and serve it up!
So that is my take on a margarita pizza omelet! Not shown is the side of fruit I add to most breakfast dishes. Keep in mind I make my breakfasts quick, so good side fruits are usually a handful of blueberries or raspberries. YUM! Let me know how your’s turns out,
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