I started the weekend off right with this simple, yet nutritious breakfast! 🍳 After all, your breakfast doesn’t always have to be a whole production in order to get the nutritional benefits.
These bell pepper egg cups are easy to make and are full of filling protein to take on your day. They are also a great make-ahead breakfast that can be reheated quickly in the microwave or oven on busy mornings.
To amp up this breakfast, feel free to add some shredded cheese on top of the eggs, and garnish them with chives and fresh herbs. 🧀🌿 I prefer my eggs to be scrambled, but if you like soft yolks, crack your eggs directly into the pepper rings.
I LOVE making eggs for breakfast (or any meal) because they are…
🥚A great source of lean protein. One whole egg offers 6 grams of protein, which is 13% of the daily recommended value. Protein helps us to stay satisfied and focused, so it’s an important part of breakfast.
🥚A source of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of DHA. The DHA found in egg yolks has been linked to many health benefits including a reduction in blood pressure and inflammation.
🥚A source of 16 vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B12, D, E, iron, and zinc. Eggs are one of the best sources of dietary B12 for me since this vitamin is limited in plant-based diets.
🥚Versatile, and can be part of any number of recipe creations, whether boiled, scrambled, poached or fried.
If you are concerned about cholesterol in eggs, I have some exciting news for you! Studies have shown that there is no relation between the consumption of eggs and the risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals (without heart disease or diabetes). For more information about egg consumption for a specific medical condition, contact your doctor or a registered dietitian.