I could eat breakfast food at ANY time of the day. And the best part about breakfast food is that you can whip up a quick, easy, healthy meal in less than 10 minutes! People always tend to over-think meal prepping and what to make for a healthy AND delicious meal. I like to keep it really simple at times for the sake of time, and this dish is a perfect example of how easy it is to eat healthy when you're in a crunch for time.
I like to resort back to the acronym: "KISS"= Keep It Simple Stupid! Getting fancy isn't a requirement that comes with reaching your goals. This is typically where I see people get frustrated. I hear a lot of: "I don't have the time" or "meal prep is way too difficult for me".
Find a way, not an excuse!
Yes, meal prep can be time consuming. Of course. Everyone has something different that works for them when it comes to meal prep. But there is always a way to save time and find a way to make it work for YOU. No one said food had to be pretty & super creative all the time. However, this definitely doesn't mean it needs to be boring.
This meal was super spontaneous: I like to call it the "take whatever left-over veggies I have in the fridge, throw them in a pan, and add some protein". It worked out really well though and was actually really tasty!
I had trouble coming up with a name because.... Well, I'm not really sure what it is. Ha. You could call it a frittata, or an egg pizza, so I decided to combined the two and just called it an Egg & Veggie Deep Dish. I'd definitely recommend re-creating this if you happen to be craving a pizza and are trying to stay on track with your nutrition. I know it's sad that it can't be a real pizza. But it could be a great alternative, especially if you don't have the wiggle room for some extra carbs. I wish I could promise that It will taste like a real deal deep dish pizza, but sometimes life just isn't fair!
Next time, I think I would add a little more egg whites and/or eggs to make it even more like a thick frittata. Maybe even some cubed sweet potatoes mixed in as well! Definitely recommend doing this, as I am a sucker for sweet potatoes. If I had these in my fridge I would have totally threw them in there.
So, the leftover veggies that I happened to have in my fridge from the week were roasted broccoli and cauliflower and some garlic roasted asparagus. These could be easily substituted for whatever other veggie or other food item that you wish.
-2 Wegmans Organic Eggs
-140g Liquid Egg Whites
-60g Roasted Broccoli
-60g Roasted Cauliflower
-2oz Roasted Asparagus
-2 pieces of Wegamans Organic Turkey Bacon
-Salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, & onion powder to taste
1) First, I chopped up the veggies and threw them in a pan with some minced garlic. I let them cook and get a little brown (I kind of like my veggies burnt and crunchy).
2) Then, I poured the egg whites in the pan with the veggies, cracked the two eggs on top, and covered the pan to allow everything to fully cook. Don't forget to sprinkle the spices on everything here before you let it cook! *Also make sure your stove is on medium-low. If it's too high, the bottom of the egg will burn.
3) After about 5 minutes, I uncovered the pan and let it cool. Then, I cut the egg into four pieces, just like a pizza!
4) I poured a little bit of red hot and organic ketchup on it, but this is obviously optional. I also added some turkey bacon on the side because... Bacon. Enjoy!!
Macronutrient Breakdown (without bacon):
249kcal / 8F / 12C / 31P
Boom! Egg & Veggies Deep Dish pizza-thing. Even Bentley wanted some (look at that adorable freaking face). This could also be a convenient item to meal prep the night before a busy day for breakfast or lunch on-the-go. I packed it for myself in a tupperware so I could quickly heat it up after I'm done with class today.
Eating clean doesn't have to be boring, guys! This was SO easy to make and it also tastes great. Stop over thinking the concept behind meal prep. It only takes 10 minutes out of your day to whip up a healthy meal that will allow you to stay on track and feel great simultaneously.
Live well. Be well.