Personally, I’m a major creature of habit. Give me something that I like, then give it to me on a consistent basis. My habits form easily, even when it comes to breakfast. And, since I end up eating some of the same meals frequently, I like them to mesh seamlessly with my lifestyle, which means two things:
- Simple and easy – as a Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coach I often times end up living in a hotel room, a temporary apartment, or even in the stadium. That said, I need a minimalist approach to cooking.
- Clean and healthy – how I eat affects how I feel in just about every aspect of my life – from energy levels at work, to self-esteem and self-image, to motivation in the weight room. I’ll always strive to eat as clean as I reasonably I am able.
With these two characteristics in mind, here is one of my personal favorites for breakfast – one that can be made quickly and simply, is healthy and wholesome, but can also easily be customized based on your own unique taste.
EGG AND CHEESE OMELETTE WITH FRUIT BOWL
- (2) Jumbo/Large Eggs
- (1/4 Cup) Shredded Cheese (Sharp cheddar used here)
- (~3 oz.) Fresh Strawberries
- (1/2 Cup) Fresh Blueberries
- (~5 oz.) Small Red Delicious Apple
- Crack two eggs into a small bowl and beat until evenly mixed
- Pour eggs into non-stick pan, with oven on medium heat
- Let sit until eggs become relatively solid
- For any of the eggs that are not cooking, use spatula to pull liquid to edge of egg and underneath
- Spread 1/4 Cup of shredded cheese on one half of the solid eggs
- At this point you can add any veggies, meats, or sauces that you want to personalize the omelette
- Use spatula to fold the eggs in half
- Let sit until the eggs lightly brown
- Add any sauces to top of omelette as desired (in my case, Frank’s RedHot Wings sauce)
FRUIT BOWL INSTRUCTIONS:
- Slices the tops off of approximately 4-5 medium strawberries
- Slice strawberries as desired and add to a small bowl
- Add 1/2 Cup of blueberries to bowl
- Core and slice small Red Delicious apple as desired and add to bowl
You might be reading this thinking to yourself, “That’s it?” But, as I said, my breakfast is about simplicity, quickness, and health. It’s also about perception for me as well. I want to perceive that I am having a lot of food, even when I may not. So, by having a satiating protein (eggs) with some fat (cheese) sprinkled in, plus a big bowl of fruit, I will believe and feel like I am having a ton of food.
Here’s some quick nutritional info on this meal:
The beauty of this meal is that you can easily add protein by throwing more eggs in, while customizing it to your taste by adding spices, vegetables, or meats as omelette fillings. Also, it can be served as a quick and easy dinner as well – just sub in some vegetables in place of the fruit bowl. I do it all the time. Like I said, I’m a creature of habit.