Top 5 Egg-cellent Ways to Reinvent Breakfast

Alexis O. Navarro  |  5/13/2014 6:46:55 PM

There shouldn't be anything boring about breakfast or brunch. Give yourself a creative, healthy and delicious start to your day with these five unique substitutions for your tired eggs and toast routine. Eggs are a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B12 and phosphorous, and a very good source of protein and selenium.

Baked egg in an avocado

Remember eggs in a frame? When we were little, we used to use a cup to cut out a round circle in the middle of a slice of bread and fry it up with an egg in the cutout area. This is a new and healthier version of eggs in a frame. Instead of all the butter and/or oil, you bake it. And instead of the toast - which you can have on the side anyway - the egg is cooked inside of an avocado where the pit has been removed.

Crustless quiche with kale

If you thought quiches couldn't be crispy without crust, think again. This quiche piles on the kale which is packed with dietary fiber; vitamins A, C, K and B6; calcium; potassium; copper; and manganese. Because the leafy green pokes out and around the top of the quiche, the top of the quiche essentially becomes a layer of kale chips, giving it a crunchy and tasty exterior.

Egg and hash brown nests

Breakfast couldn't be cuter - or yummier - with egg and cheese hash brown nests. They bake for just enough time to leave the egg runny, so when you cut it, the yolk spills over the layers of hash browns and cheddar cheese seasoned with shallot, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.

Spinach and baked egg galette

Spinach and baked egg galettes have everything you could possibly want in a breakfast or brunch: egg, protein, carbs and veggies. Spinach, sautéed onions, feta, black forest ham and a baked egg sit on top of a flaky pie crust that's baked 18-25 minutes, leaving the crust golden brown and the egg deliciously runny.

Flower power eggs

Make your morning groovy with flower power eggs. Instead of chopping up bell peppers and throwing them into an omelet, crack the eggs into colorful rings of bell peppers and cook them over a skillet. So simple and fun to eat!

Top 5 egg-cellent ways to reinvent breakfast by Melissa Valliant, May 9, 2014
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