Mexican Eggs: Barefoot In The Kitchen Breakfast

This breakfast-eggs recipe will address all your nutritional needs and get you all the way through to the afternoon. It is also gluten-, grain- and diary-free, as well as free from carbohydrates and paleo-friendly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 heaped tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 organic or free-range eggs, whisked
  • Himalayan rock salt to taste
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method for this Mexican eggs breakfast:

1. In a non-stick pan, sauté the diced red pepper until soft. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Heat the butter or coconut oil in a non-stick pan.

3. Whisk the ground cumin and coriander powders into the eggs and pour the mixture into the hot pan. As the eggs start to cook, season them with salt and turn them over once or twice – you are working towards a soft, “broken omelette” result, not really scrambled.

4. Take the eggs off the heat just before they are cooked through, so they remain soft and delicate.

5. Serve them plated and topped with the avocado, red onion, sautéed red pepper and coriander leaves.

Health benefits

Eggs are an excellent source of complete protein, and are high in selenium, vitamin D, B12, biotin, and minerals such as zinc and iron. Chine in eggs is essential in healthy skin functioning, and also helps the body to maintain proper levels of B vitamins, essential for energy production. Hard-boiled eggs are nature’s best packed lunch food, full of nutrients and easy to transport on your daily travels. Red peppers, also known as capsicums, are very high in vitamin C and A, and worth including in your diet often.

The flavanoid in red peppers are beneficial for preventing cardiovascular disease, and, due to their high levels of vitamin A and C, red peppers are also effective as an anti-aging food and promote healthy skin. Red onions are particularly beneficial to diabetics, as they help to regulate blood sugar levels. Onions relieve stomach aches and help to prevent tooth decay, boost the immune system, and can help to relieve a sore throat and cough symptoms. They are a good source of minerals such as manganese, potassium and phosphorus, as well as vitamins C and B6, folic acid and thiamine. Click here to find out more health benefits of red peppers.

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