This is a full meal that has slowly evolved. I am not much of a breakfast person, but I am trying to get better at eating a heavier meal in the mornings and just a light snack after work, if needed. I work somewhere between a 1st and a 2nd shift schedule and usually get home after 8 PM, which is a bit late for a big meal. So, while trying to be more health conscious, I have started to adjust to eating a larger meal for breakfast. I usually divide it and eat about 1/2 before work and the other 1/2 as a snack/lunch. My lunch break is actually my dinner. If I have calories left over, I will have an evening snack.
I started out with scrambled eggs in a mug. That progressed to omelet in mug. Then I started trying to add a grain and vegetables to the eggs as additions. (I’m not including the stuff that went into the omelet as protein or vegetables.) Finally, I have started adding protein. It has become a full meal, actually 2 meals for me.
So, quick and easy generally is best for me. It’s not always out of a box anymore (instant oatmeal or grits), and I actually use the stove instead of just the microwave. I’m not a morning person. My first hour awake is generally waking myself enough to get the girls out the door for school. Then I can get myself ready for work. I’m not quite to the point of prepping meals the night before, but that may become part of my evening agenda. I do feel bad that Lil Bit sometimes asks for eggs, and I have to tell her no. I have to plan time for eggs for them in the morning. Maybe I should resurrect the scrambled eggs in a mug for her…..
This particular variation was better than expected, although it doesn’t look “pretty”. I had some leftover rotisserie chicken that had been on clearance at the store, scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon bits, spinach with bacon bits, and a small tortilla. It folds into a soft taco.
Definitely encourages me to try other proteins rather than just ham slices or bacon. I want to try beans, too. I haven’t moved far beyond asparagus, spinach and mushrooms yet. I’m not a fan of peppers or onions so I’m still exploring options.