Crack two eggs in a small, ovenproof ramekin. Top with finely chopped vegetables and a splash of whole milk or half-and-half. Bake until whites are set but yolks are still runny enough for dipping. “Choose whole-grain toast to make this a perfectly balanced vegetarian meal,” recommends Lainie Cooper, a Denver-based nutritionist.
What’s not to love about two fried eggs covered with salsa and served over corn tortillas? Literally translated to ranch-hand eggs, this hearty breakfast staple offers a host of healthy benefits, from the tomato salsa, the whole-grain tortilla and the good fats in the eggs.
Add extra protein to your morning oats by stirring in a lightly beaten egg as the oatmeal is cooking. It thickens it up nicely, too. Top with a small drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey, 1/2 cup blueberries and a handful of chopped walnuts for a one-bowl morning meal that provides a myriad of nutrients for the day.
Poached on a Salad
Top your usual mixed greens and vegetables with two poached eggs. You don’t even need salad dressing: Simply drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil and break the yolk open to create a tasty topping.
This Italian egg dish is the perfect clean-out-the-produce-drawer recipe — just chop veggies and sauté in olive oil in an ovenproof skillet until just tender. Add beaten eggs and top with a handful of grated cheese. Cook on the stovetop until eggs just begin to firm up around the edges, then broil until the top is golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with salad.