The Eggitza!

The Eggitza - 5 minutes to a healthy, delicious, and super nutritious breakfast - eggs & Salami - www.barbellsandbaking.com

So... my husband is such a creature of habit. When we first met, his dinner every night was chicken (sprinkled with salt and pepper) and a side of broccoli... EVERY NIGHT, without fail. I was incredulous that 1. he could eat something so bland and 2. that he could eat that same bland meal every night! I on the other hand, CRAVE delicious and different food. I do have to say that I also feel very blessed to be able to have access to delicious and different food each day - something I became acutely aware of after living in Venezuela and Thailand. 

Now I grew up thinking that "healthy" food was not delicious, which was reaffirmed by my husband's food habits. He told me once that "Jenna, we have very different views of food. I eat to live and sustain my body and have it working efficiently... you kinda live to eat..." (just a little clarification - he WASN'T saying that the only thing I care about in life is to eat haha... just making a point that I have such a huge desire that anything I eat is filled with flavors).

And he was completely correct in that! SO, I decided to made it my goal to pursue making "healthy food" that actually was mouth savoring and that I would want to eat (hence the blog)! 

The Eggitza though, has amazed me. This is the first food in my life that I would consider very healthy and yet I AM able to eat almost every morning (my the only other foods that I always seem in the mood for are pizza and a pad thai haha... not exactly the healthiest options). Matt actually came up for the idea of this... he told me on morning that he was going to make an "egg-pizza" with eggs and salami. I tried it and was hooked! 

Therefore, I wanted to make sure I shared this recipe because 1. it's amazingly easy. It literally takes 5 minutes and all you need is eggs, salami, olive oil, and some seasoning. 2. It's such a healthy option for breakfast! 3. Did I mention it's delicious? 


The Eggitza

Prep Time: 1 minute                 Cook Time: 6 minutes                         Servings: 1

Ingredients:

-2 Cage-free Eggs

-3-4 pieces of salami (try to find salami with the lowest amount of sodium)

-Olive Oil

-Salt and Pepper

 

Instructions: 

1. Heat up 1 tsp. of olive oil in a small pan. 

The Eggitza - 5 minutes to a healthy, delicious, and super nutritious breakfast - eggs & Salami - www.barbellsandbaking.com
The Eggitza - 5 minutes to a healthy, delicious, and super nutritious breakfast - eggs & Salami - www.barbellsandbaking.com

2. When the oil is medium-hot, crack two eggs and put put them into the pan. Season with salt and pepper and then add the 3-4 pieces of salami. 

The Eggitza - 5 minutes to a healthy, delicious, and super nutritious breakfast - eggs & Salami - www.barbellsandbaking.com

3. When the eggs look like they are firm enough and half-way cooked, carefully flip them. 

4. Continue cooking them until the yokes are to your liking (I like the yokes to be cooked almost all the way through but still a little runny). 

5. Plate and Enjoy! 

Note: It's important to note that the eggitza is protein (eggs and salami) with a little bit of fat in the salami, and you should supplement it with carbs in order to make a balanced meal. I usually have a cup of cut of fruit along with it for my carbs and a tablespoon of almond butter for my fat. Also, the eggitza in the picture is 4 eggs, which is my husband's portion. My eggitza in the morning is usually just 2 eggs with salami. 


The Eggitza - finished and and ready to eat! 

The Eggitza - finished and and ready to eat! 

 

Do you have any other other favorite go-to breakfast meals that are healthy and super quick? 

Posted on August 2, 2014 and filed under Breakfast.