Eat your veggies
Looking for an easy way to get that extra serving of veggies into your day? Scrambled eggs to the rescue. With Jeanine's suggestion or tasty recipes such as Asparagus Zucchini Frittata or Garden Fresh Omelet, even picky eaters will be asking for second helpings.
Nutrient-rich quinoa makes this an extra-healthy twist. Sauté the veggies separately while you're cooking the quinoa, then stir everything into the eggs just before they set. Here's how to cook quinoa.
Spice 'em up
I would never have thought of adding this combination to eggs, but it may just be the zip I need to get going in the morning. One whiff of wasabi and I'd be wide awake. This recipe for Curry Scramble is also on my to-try list of morning energy boosters.
Or, instead of chili powder, you could use leftover chili: Cook the eggs and top them with last night's homemade chili, a dollop of sour cream and hot sauce. (Also sounds like a good hangover cure.)
Don't forget about adding fresh or dried herbs such as rosemary, basil, thyme and sage to scrambled eggs. And experiment with seasonings like Old Bay or garam masala for a unique flavor twist.
Cheddar, Swiss, Colby—I don't think there's a cheese out there that doesn't pair well with eggs. For a little zip, try pepper jack. For a mild and creamy taste, add Havarti. Or stir in a Mexican cheese blend and a can of chopped green chilis. Here's what your cheese of choice says about you.
Cheese 'n' chives
Susan brings up an important point. Whatever you mix with the eggs, remove them from the heat before they're completely set. They'll continue to cook from the heat of the pan and even onto the plate (known as carryover cooking), so unless you like your eggs the consistency of a rubber band, it's better to undercook than overcook.
Where's the meat?
This combo has breakfast for dinner written all over it. The pairing of ham and eggs makes this dish a protein powerhouse. And it's right in line with the "egg on top" food trend—I just hadn't considered putting an egg on top of an egg.
For more hearty egg dishes with meat, try Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo, Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer's Breakfast or Quick Corned Beef Hash. And don't even get me started on bacon. (If you love bacon too, check out Taste of Home's best bacon recipes.)
Simple & sweet
I must admit that I have a sweet tooth, so syrup and eggs sounds like an irresistible combination. Especially if there's a waffle and some bacon involved.
Eggs to go
This might just be my new solution for eating a real breakfast during the week. Or I could make Scrambled Egg Muffins on the weekend, stash them in the freezer, and grab one on the way out the door.