SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH RED PEPPERS

Scrambled Eggs Red Peppers and Parmesan LCHF

Simple scrambled eggs can offer a filling and quick meal. Diced red pepper offers great flavor and healing antioxidants. Parmesan cheese and butter offers a good source of fat that will keep you full all the way to lunch.

Allergens and substitutions: To avoid dairy omit the parmesan cheese and replace the butter with olive oil. To avoid the egg use a different recipe.

 

HEALING BENEFITS

Eggs are great for diabetics since they are affordable, easy to find and full of healthy nutrients. It is one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, which helps with our gene expression, metabolism, immunity and moods. The incredible, edible egg contains antioxidants for maintaining good eye health, something most diabetics need. Avoid Egg Beaters® at all costs, it is a heavily processed food-like item with low-quality ingredients by the mega food producer ConAgra. Take the extra 10 seconds to crack your own eggs, your body will thank you. Buy local, organic, pasture-raised eggs if you can afford it. These also taste better.

 

Bell peppers deliver on flavor, vitamin C and digestive fiber. This nightshade vegetable also has beneficial antioxidants for good heart and eye health. All bell peppers are heavily fertilized which is why they are on the Dirty Dozen list, so only buy organic. Here it is worth the extra money to reduce your intake to potential toxins.

 

PUTTING IT ALTOGETHER

Follow the instructions below to make this savory meal. This breakfast is super quick to make, so we prefer to make this fresh every morning. If your morning is busy, you can make this recipe all at once. Then reheat in a microwave or just eat cold.

It’s good practice to pull out all the pots and pans you need before cooking. Likewise, pulling out the ingredients you need to measure or chop beforehand will simplify your cooking. The French call this practice mise en place which translates to “putting in place”. It is practiced in restaurants and taught to chefs in culinary school.

Low-carb, high-fat LCHF Scrambled Eggs Red Peppers and Parmesan

One of the secrets to getting a great scramble is to use a fresh egg. An easy way to tell if your egg is fresh or not is to float it in some cold water. As eggs get older they develop an air pocket inside that grows. This is why the egg on the left floats different from the one on the right in the picture below.

A trick to getting the freshest eggs is to look for the “egg birthday” in the grocery store. There’s a number on the side of the egg carton that ranges from 001 to 365. These numbers match to the calendar day when the egg was packaged and is called the “Julian date”. The number 001 means it was packed on January 1st, while 365 means the last day of the year. In some stores, the eggs can range up to 45 days since they were packed – and that’s an old egg by our standards. Try to pick eggs with the smallest difference between the packaged and current dates. And keep in mind that the numbers reset toward the end of the year.

Eggs Fresh and Old Water Test Check

Scramble the 2 or 3 eggs in a bowl. Add the salt and pepper. If you prefer some heat, try adding a dash of red chili flakes. Whisk them for at least one minute. You want the yolks completely blended with the whites. Set aside.

Bring a medium skillet up to temperature over medium heat. Melt about 1 tbsp of butter or ghee in the pan. Add the diced peppers first. If you’re making these fresh, it’s about 1/2 (1,500 calorie) or 2/3 (2,000 calorie) of one pepper to dice up at a time. Pan fry them for 3-5 minutes to soften them up and develop flavor.

Once the peppers are slightly cooked, add the eggs to the pan. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir the eggs. After about a minute of cooking the eggs, add the parmesan cheese and reduce the heat to low. The per serving amount for the parmesan is 3 tbsp (1,500 calorie) or 4 tbsp (2,000 calorie). Continue stirring for about another minute or until your desired level of doneness. Remove and enjoy.
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SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH RED PEPPERS
 
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Simple scrambled eggs can offer a filling and quick meal. Diced red pepper offers great flavor and healing antioxidants. Parmesan cheese and butter offers a good source of fat that will keep you full all the way to lunch. Servings: 4X for 1,500 calorie meal plan and 3X for 2,000 calorie meal plan
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30 oz
Ingredients
  • Eggs, Whole 8X (1,500) / 9X (2,000 calorie)
  • Bell Peppers, Diced, ORGANIC, 2X
  • Butter or Ghee, 3 tbsp
  • Sea Salt, ¼ tsp
  • Black Pepper, ½ tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese, 12 tbsp (3/4 c)
  • Optional: Red Chili Flakes
Instructions
  1. Scramble the 2 or 3 eggs in a bowl. Add the salt and pepper. If you prefer some heat, try adding a dash of red chili flakes. Whisk them for at least one minute. You want the yolks completely blended with the whites. Set aside.
  2. Bring a medium skillet up to temperature over medium heat. Melt about 1 tbsp of butter or ghee in the pan. Add the diced peppers first. If you’re making these fresh, it’s about ½ (1,500 calorie) or ⅔ (2,000 calorie) of one pepper to dice up at a time. Pan fry them for 3-5 minutes to soften them up and develop flavor.
  3. Once the peppers are slightly cooked, add the eggs to the pan. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir the eggs. After about a minute of cooking the eggs, add the parmesan cheese and reduce the heat to low. The per serving amount for the parmesan is 3 tbsp (1,500 calorie) or 4 tbsp (2,000 calorie). Continue stirring for about another minute or until your desired level of doneness. Remove and enjoy.
 

 

Photo by Whitney and Sharunas Jurevic.

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