05-20-2013, 08:18 AM
Only took one try and voila
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: South Central NH
Originally Posted by pjlla
Cooked potato, diced - 3 oz.
Fresh baby spinach - 1/2 C, coarsely chopped or torn
Half a diced onion
Any other leftover cooked vegetables
Bit of Mrs. Dash style seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste.
Protein: 3 egg whites or one whole egg or 3 oz of light firm tofu.
Optional: black/kidney beans, shredded cheese, diced cooked veggie burger
Into a hot nonstick (possibly sprayed with non-stick spray or lightly oiled... your choice) skillet dump the potatoes and onion. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until potatoes are starting to get browned.
Throw in other diced leftover cooked veggies (carrots, celery, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, corn, beets... drained and patted dry if they are very wet) and heat through. Toss the spinach over the top during the last minute or two of cooking, just to wilt it. Push veggies to the edges of the pan and into the middle place your protein, stirring and cooking until done. Scramble the protein with the veggies and serve! You could also add any/all of the optional items at the end of the cooking.
This is a wonderful way to use up leftovers and get your day off to a good start with plenty of veggies!
It is called a "change-it-up" breakfast bowl because it is so easy to customize. If you aren't eating carbs you could eliminate the potatoes (although it was so tasty!). If you don't eat animal protein you could go with tofu and/or the beans and/or the cheese and/or the veggie burger!
If you aren't concerned about eating egg yolks you could DEFINITELY use whole eggs instead of whites.
This makes just one serving, but it would be easy to add an additional 3 oz of potatoes and another serving of protein to serve 2 folks!
I was inspired to make this after seeing an advertisement for a Jimmy Dean frozen breakfast bowl. I would honestly NEVER buy something like that, but it looked appealing, so I decided to make my own! I'm sure the one that was advertised contained JD sausage, but I cannot condone eating sausage or bacon, so I won't even MENTION it.....
ENJOY! I'll post a photo go to with this recipe later today!..............P
I think I'm making this for lunch today! I have some lowfat chicken/veggie sausage to use up and plenty of tofu in the house plus lots of yummy veggies... peppers, onions, and mushrooms to cook! I think I'll get the veggies in a pan now to cook while I am in the house cleaning! If it looks great, I'll post another picture!............P