Add Some Variety to Your Morning with This Healthy Baked Peppers and Egg Recipe
Tired of the same old scrambled eggs for breakfast? It’s time to shake things up! Not only is this Baked Peppers and Eggs recipe super eye catching, it’s also incredibly easy to make, gives you a full serving of veggies, and it works well for meal prep! Win-win-win.
Trying a new recipe may seem daunting (especially one that looks so Insta-worthy!), but we assure you this recipe comes together in just a few simple steps.
- First, start off with the two main ingredients: eggs and a bell pepper.
- Then, all you need to do is slice the pepper, crack eggs, and cook.
- And to make this a complete breakfast, pair the pepper and egg combo with a side of fresh melon, and almond butter toast. That’s it!
Other than being an easy meal prep breakfast, this recipe can also be customized to fit your preferences. Don’t like melon? Swap it out with a serving of your favorite fruit! More of a PB gal? You have the freedom to use the nut butter of your choice. You can even add a variety of color into your week by switching up the types of peppers you use, which will also add in a slightly different flavor to the dish.
And when you really want to get funky…try getting creative by sprinkling different spices onto the eggs: turmeric, paprika, chili flakes, fresh herbs…so many options!
(Just note that any adjustments will slightly alter the nutritional information below.)
Starting your day off with a hearty meal could be exactly what you need to stop you from reaching for chips halfway through your morning. And we get it — time in the morning is precious. That’s why meal prep can be such a life saver. Choose one or two days a week to prep all your breakfasts ahead of time, so you can just grab the food and go as you run out the door to work. No wasted time; no growling stomach at 10am. Sounds good to us!
Check out the full recipe below. And if you want even more meal prep ideas, take a look at the full Xtend Barre meal prep where this recipe was originally featured.
Baked Peppers and Eggs with Fruit and Toast
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 medium bell pepper sliced into two 1-inch rings, reserve remaining pepper pieces
- 2 eggs
- fresh chives chopped (optional)
- ¾ cup cantaloupe cubed
- 1 slice whole grain bread or 1 1/2 english muffin toasted
- 1 ½ tsp nut butter or ghee
Slice peppers horizontally to make two 1-inch rings.Finely chop any remaining parts of the pepper
Heat a skillet over medium heat; coat with nonstick spray. Cook rings and chopped pepper for 2 minutes.
Flip rings. Divide chopped pepper evenly between rings. Crack 1 egg into the center of each ring, on top of chopped peppers. Season if desired.
Cover with lid and cook until eggs are done to your liking. Garnish with chives (optional).
Serve with cantaloupe and toast with nut butter.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
1 Fruit & Vegetable
1 Other Carbohydrates
Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative