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Vegetable Breakfast Skillet

This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day!
This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day! www.nutritionistreviews.com
When the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans came out, I was excited to see the new nutritional recommendations that the government had for us. Overall, most of the recommendations stayed the same but a big one that changed was regarding cholesterol.

The old recommendation stated that you should have 300 mg or less per day of dietary cholesterol. One large egg has 186 mg of cholesterol. For years, many people have thought that eggs are unhealthy for them due to the high amount of cholesterol. What was found was that dietary cholesterol is not what raises blood cholesterol.

This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Instead, blood cholesterol is primarily affected by saturated fats such as what is found in fried foods, meats, dairy products, etc. What we should focus on is limiting foods high in saturated fat to less than 10% of our daily calories. What that means is that we can eat eggs! I hear many times that people think that the yolk is fattening and just high in cholesterol.

This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day! www.nutritionistreviews.com
The truth is that the yolk is rich in nutrients including choline which promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients through the body as well as helping with the development of infant's memory functions. Don't toss those yolks away just yet! They actually make quite a nutritious food.


I created this vegetable breakfast skillet with nutrient rich eggs and a bunch of vegetables for a delicious, tasty and nutritious breakfast (that would be awesome for any meal actually!). You can switch up the vegetables based on what you have on hand. I added chili powder, garlic and onion to mine for flavor but you can use whichever spices you want to make it your own.
This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day! www.nutritionistreviews.com

Vegetable Breakfast Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16-20 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 eggs
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and heat oil. Add sweet potatoes and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
2. Add the zucchini, pepper and mushrooms and cook for several minutes. Add the spices and stir.
3. Make 4 wells in the vegetable mixture and break an egg into each one.
4. Place the skillet into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the eggs are set. Cook longer if you like the eggs hard-cooked. Top with black pepper.
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This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day! www.nutritionistreviews.com
For this recipe, I used Eggland's Best eggs which are always fresh and delicious. Eggland's Best eggs have 4 times the vitamin D, twice the omega-3 and 25% less saturated fat than regular eggs.

Eggland's Best is on the hunt for the best original egg recipe in America by using an ingredient that is locally-sourced. For my locally sourced ingredient, I used zucchini which are very plentiful in Michigan in the summer months. You can go to the farmer's market and find them at most of the farm stands for a great price! You can find out more about Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe" Contest here.


This vegetable breakfast skillet is packed full of nutritious vegetables and baked eggs for the perfect start to your day! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Recipes you may also like:
Spinach and Bell Pepper Egg Bake
Blueberry Banana Granola Bars
Pina Colada Baked Oatmeal

Check out The Nutritionist Reviews Breakfast Pinterest board for more healthy and fun recipe ideas!

Giveaway

The giveaway will be for a $25 Visa gift card and a coupon for a free carton of Eggland's Best eggs. 
Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card from Eggland's Best to develop this recipe and enter this contest. All opinions are my own.

19 comments:

  1. Your recipe looks good but I live alone so I need something smaller, I like to make small omlets.

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  2. I am always looking for recipes that I can make in my cast iron skillet. This recipe looks really good and I am inspired to try it this weekend. Thanks.

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  4. I like chorizo & egg tacos
    Leidy R rafflecopter

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  5. I like making quiches of all kings

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  6. I like to make scrambled eggs with cheese.

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  7. My favorite dish to make with eggs is scrambled eggs with tofu. These are as good as when I had chickens and fed them the best, soo good!

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  9. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)March 20, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    I really enjoy making omelettes because the options are pretty much endless with what you can put in them. We really like onion, pepper, spinach, garlic, tomato and Bocca breakfast sausage.

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  10. I like making Jimmy Dean Skillets with eggs and putting it in a burrito.

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  11. I make spinach, egg and bacon quiche. It's delish! Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and add sautéed onions and green peppers too!

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  12. My favorite dish with eggs are Breakfast burritos! I mix scrambled eggs with different cheeses, and use ground sausage with Sage, and roll up in a burrito shell!

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  13. My favorite dish with eggs are breakfast burritos.

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  14. My favorite is eggs and bacon!

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  15. I like to make scrambled eggs with ham and cheese.

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    Thanks for the contest.

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