Greens and beans and eggs, Oh my!

Looking for a new addition to your breakfast regime?  Want something that is delicious and packed full of protein, veggies, and complex carbs to fuel you for the day?   So often our breakfasts are heavy in the carbs- cereals, muffins, pastries, even juices and fruit. It is easy to add vegetables and protein into your breakfast.

Eating protein at the first meal of the day is so important for stabilizing your blood sugar so that you can avoid highs and lows in your energy level.  Plus, protein helps the body repair and heal damage.  Protein is also so important for a strong immune system and staying healthy during the winter months.  Eating vegetables provides vitamins and minerals that can give you extra energy in the morning.  This gives you energy to get going as well as aids detoxification and cleanses the body.  The complex carbohydrates found in vegetables provide energy and brain food to keep you alert and focused when you start working in the morning.

Baking eggs in the oven is so quick and easy- throw everything into the oven while you are getting ready in the morning, and breakfast takes care of itself.

Baked Sunny-Side up Eggs Ingredients: 2 free range (or organic) eggs ⅓ cup spinach or other green, chopped ⅓  cup of any veggies you prefer (cooked squash, red peppers, mushrooms, green peas etc.) ⅓ cup black beans sea salt ¼ tsp cumin powder ¼ tsp chilli powder grapeseed oil cilantro, chopped (optional)

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375.  Lightly oil a baking sheet. 2. Crack the eggs into the baking sheet (as if you were making sunny side up eggs on a frying pan). 3. Place the vegetables on top of the eggs. Toss the black beans together with the spices and sprinke on top of the eggs. Sprinkle with sea salt. 4. Bake for 5 minutes.  Garnish with cilantro. 5. Serve with a piece of whole grain toast (spelt, kamut, etc.) or a toasted brown rice or corn tortilla.