The Meal I Eat Everyday For Breakfast and Lunch: Vegetable and Egg Scramble

an easy and healthy breakfast and lunch idea

I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch every single day. A vegetable and egg scramble.

Reason number one I eat this same thing every day? Because it’s healthy.

Reason number two is because it’s mindless. It’s one less decision I have to make every day, I know exactly what to buy from the grocery store every week, and a yummy, filling meal is always in the fridge ready to heat up when it’s lunch time.

If I don’t make this in the morning, I eat an entire sleeve of Ritz crackers, or a bowl of cereal for lunch. So that’s a little extra boost of motivation to make it in the morning!

Also, another huge bonus of this recipe is that it’s completely customizable – you can add or sub any vegetable or meat in here to switch it up. I’m always tossing extra veggies or meats in so they don’t go to waste in my fridge.

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a healthy breakfast and lunch idea

Here’s the recipe:

Vegetable and Egg Scramble Breakfast and Lunch
makes 2 servings

Olive Oil
yellow onion, grated or finely diced
1 yellow squash, chopped
1 zucchini squash, chopped
2 medium size mushrooms, chopped
1/4 bell pepper, chopped
2 large eggs
fresh cheese (I use cotija, but feta would be great too)
salsa (or Sriracha sauce)

optional: 1/2 link chicken sausage (or whatever meat you’d like), chopped

Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Add your onion to the pan (I like to grate mine with a cheese grater so it’s very fine and I don’t get crunchy chunks) and saute for about thirty seconds.

Add the remaining vegetables and saute until almost crisp tender.

Add the meat, if you’re including it, and heat through.

Crack the two eggs over the vegetables and scramble in until they’re cooked through.

Scoop half of the stir fry onto a plate, top with fresh cheese and salsa, and serve immediately!

Save the other half in a tupperware (without the cheese and salsa) and store in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to eat it, heat in the microwave and then top with cheese and salsa.

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9 Comments

  1. Helen says:

    That scramble looks so delicious! I also love making scrambles for any meal. It’s a great way to make an easy meal and use up any leftovers in the fridge.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  2. Julianna says:

    Yea! Thank you!! Do you ever get sick of it? I think i could eat it everyday for breakfast or lunch but 2X’s a day???

    • Merrick says:

      I don’t get sick of it cause it’s really easy to modify. Change up the veggies, throw in a little bit of last night’s leftover meat, add a different cheese or salsa…it becomes just like new! I’ve been eating it almost every day for six months and I’m not sick of it yet!! 😉

  3. @ILIKETOCREATESTUFF says:

    I do this a lot, too!

  4. Brittany says:

    Do your kids eat something different? My son would get sick of eating the same thing and I’d have to make something different for him.

  5. Becky E says:

    This is a great idea! Lunches are the hardest meal for me, im going to try this from now on!

  6. Ronda O says:

    Hi Merrick! I have read your blog for years and always enjoy your posts, especially sewing.:) This post hit home and I had to finally comment. I have been looking for something to help me eat healthier in the new Year. I take a lot of time making food for my family but often forget about myself. I get so hungry during the day that I will just grab something.(the sleeve of ritz crackers really hit home) then I feel horrible the rest of the day. Today I tried this little recipe and it was delicious! I didn’t have to think about what I was making/going to eat and I feel so much better about myself for eating healthier today.. I will be doing this everyday.:)
    thank you so much for posting this! Just one question…Do you have a favorite salsa? I am intrigued by the one in your photos.:)

  7. Ali says:

    Love this kind of breakfast!! This is a really silly question – but with the onion and other veggies – do you notice that you smell like a pizzeria the rest of the day?! Pretty. much everyhting I like to eat starts with onions and garlic, but i hate that i smell like that after cooking. my hair, my clothes, etc. Any tips?

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