Written by Megan Rivenburg
What do you make when you don’t have much time to spend cooking and eating? What about when your fridge is filled with random things that don’t seem to go together?
If you’re like me, you make eggs and throw in everything! Eggs are great because they keep you full, give you a boost of energy, provide essential nutrients, and are so versatile that they can be filled with almost anything you happen to have in the fridge.
It takes such a short amount of time to put together this delicious meal, and it can be personalized to accommodate whatever ingredients you happen to have, and whatever you feel like eating. It can be eaten for any meal, too.
These particular eggs I made for dinner after a long day of babysitting, and paired them with some quick homemade sweet potato “hash browns.”
Here’s the recipe for mine:
1 sweet potato
1 cup baby kale
¼ cup feta cheese
Cut the sweet potato into small cubes, and toss with olive oil and a little salt. Microwave for 3 minutes, mixing them up again halfway through cooking (You could always bake these too, but for the purpose of this quick recipe, I microwaved them). While the sweet potatoes are cooking, put a little olive oil in a pan and turn the stove on medium heat. Put the kale in the pan and cook it down for a little before adding the eggs on top. When the eggs are almost done cooking, add in half the feta. Put on a plate, topped with the rest of the feta, and the sweet potatoes.
So quick and so delicious!
Here are all the great things that the ingredients in this fast meal do for your body:
Sweet potatoes contain about 400% of your daily vitamin A needs, which assists in bone growth, vision, and maintaining a healthy immune system. They also provide vitamins C, B1, B2, and B6, and are a great source of dietary fiber and healthy carbohydrates for energy.
Olive oil is a healthy and essential fat, as are eggs. Eggs are also a protein powerhouse and feta adds a little more protein with calcium as well, so this meal is well rounded with protein, carbs, and fats.
Kale is one of the healthiest foods in the world. The vast amount of vitamins and nutrients it contains help with healthy hair and skin, digestion, and prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Depending on what ingredients you choose to include in your eggs, the health benefits will vary, but you can never go wrong with veggies! Next time you are stuck and don’t know what to make, no matter what meal it is, try some eggs!