Based on the food pyramid’s nutrition facts, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods out there. Here’s a great scrambled eggs recipe, a no fuss, no muss way to whip up a healthy breakfast, lunch or snack.
Even though eggs are pretty easy to make, even if you prepare them in the traditional way, I really like making my scrambled eggs in the microwave. It’s a quick and easy healthy recipe, and minimizes preparation, mess and clean up.
Microwave scrambled eggs sound gross, you say? Well, I say they taste great and retain the eggs’ nutrition; here’s how you make them.
Take a shallow pasta or soup bowl and put some butter in it, as much or as little as you like – I use about a teaspoons worth – and nuke it until it melts, about 20 seconds (depending on the strength of your microwave).
Remove the bowl and add a bit of half and half or milk, three eggs and salt and pepper to taste. Whip the contents of the bowl until foamy and scrambled and then put the bowl back into the microwave.
Set the timer for 2-minutes and let ‘er rip. After about 30 seconds, stop the oven and stir the mixture. An odd thing happens when you microwave eggs, they cook around the outside of the bowl in an almost perfect circular pattern and leave a little pond of uncooked eggs in the middle. As a result, you have to stop the microwave and mix up the eggs; otherwise you’ll wind up with overcooked and ruined scrambled eggs.
So don’t leave the scrambled eggs unattended.
Another cool thing about the microwave scrambled eggs is that as they cook they get all fluffy and soufflé-looking. I don’t know what causes this, nor do I care. All I know is that they taste good and are healthy.
After approximately a minute and forty-five seconds, the scrambled eggs should be done and ready to eat.
Depending on how you like them, you can cook them a little more or a little less. What I like to do is put some cheese on top of the eggs for the last 20 seconds and then mix it all up when it melts. If you keep a bagel or some good toasted bread handy, you’re in for quite a treat; the eggs really are quite delicious and nutritious.
The best thing about this healthy scrambled eggs recipe is that the preparation, cooking and eating all use the same bowl, minimizing clean up. Guys, I think I can safely say that the fact is, less clean up is always preferable. Am I right when I say that?
Give my microwave healthy scrambled eggs recipe a try; you’ll be glad you did.