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3 easy midweek egg breakfast ideas

23 Nov 2022 • 1 min read

It is all too easy to skip breakfast during the week.

You might be busy getting the kids to school, trying to fit in your morning workout before rushing off to the office and then, before you know it, it is lunchtime.

However, it is important not to miss out on breakfast because you may end up eating unhealthy snacks during the morning or overeating when it comes to lunchtime, simply due to hunger.

Opt for a healthy breakfast to give you a great start to the day.

Why eggs make the best breakfasts

Eggs make for a nutritious and delicious breakfast. They are little protein powerhouses – a large egg contains around 6 grams of protein.1

This makes it one of the best breakfast foods available, as it will give you slow burning fuel throughout the morning, keeping you fuller for longer.

So we have pulled together three quick and easy breakfast ideas that will not make you late for work.

Try these midweek breakfast recipes next time you are short on time.

  1. Scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs are really quick and simple to cook. Lightly whisk up your eggs in a bowl or jug and then season with salt and pepper.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and use a small knob of butter to grease the pan.

Pour in the eggs and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula. Keep stirring until the eggs reach your desired consistency.

If you are really short on time and you do not want to get your pans dirty, you can even cook scrambled eggs in the microwave.

Simply whisk up your eggs in a microwave-proof dish and add salt and pepper to season.

Check the eggs every 30 seconds and whisk each time, until they reach the desired consistency.

Toast a couple of slices of wholemeal bread and add it to your breakfast for more substance and extra nutrients.

  1. Dippy egg

Loved by children and adults alike, you just cannot beat a dippy egg!

Not only super tasty, it is also one of the simplest breakfast recipes.

Simply boil your egg in water for four to five minutes, depending on how runny you like your yolk.

Once boiled, crack the top with a spoon and remove. And there you have it – a healthy egg breakfast.

Pop a couple of slices of whole meal bread into the toaster, cut into ‘soldiers’ and butter for a more substantial breakfast. Or why not add an extra egg for a double protein hit?

  1. Omelette

An omelette often sounds more complicated to make than it is.

In fact, an omelette only takes around five minutes to cook, including preparation time, making it one of the simplest egg recipes.

The beauty of omelettes is that you can add anything into them. If you are after an extra protein hit following a morning workout, add smoked salmon.

Adding vegetables such as peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach will also add lots of flavour, as well as vitamins and minerals.

The amount of variety available when it comes to omelettes also means that you will not get bored of them. You could have a different one each day!

If your filling requires cooking (e.g. vegetables), you will need to do this in the frying pan first.

Gently whisk your eggs in a bowl or jug and season with salt and pepper, just as you would when making scrambled eggs.

If your filling does not need to be cooked (salmon, cheese, etc), you can either pop it in to the whisked egg mixture or add it as an extra step, at the end of cooking.

To cook your omelette, simply pour your eggs into the pan, on top of the filling and tilt the pan from one side to the other, until the eggs are covering the whole of the bottom of the pan.

Let this cook for around 20 seconds and then tilt the pan to one side, pushing the runny egg from the top from one side to the other.

If you have a filling that does not need further cooking, you can add it here.

Simply place it on one half on the omelette and then flip the other half over, so it is covering the filling. Cook here until the mixture is cooked all the way through.

If you did not add filling, then repeat the tilting back and forth a couple of times until the mixture is cooked all the way through and voila – you have your tasty, breakfast omelette!

Read more: Try our delicious Spinach, Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Frittata Muffins with Mixed Seeds recipe 

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 16 April 2021

Sources

  1. https://www.eatthis.com/high-protein-foods/
 
bhupesh-panchal

Bhupesh Panchal

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: April 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.
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