Monday, July 11, 2016

Delicious & Healthy Breakfast | Baked Eggs with Paprika

Over the past couple of years I've been making healthier choices when it comes to what I eat. I've lost anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds since graduating college two years ago and I credit the majority of that weight loss to a change in my diet. It helps that I no longer eat Dominos at two in the morning, after a night out in college, but I'm a big believer in starting the day with a solid breakfast!

Lauren and I were watching Runaway Bride on TV one night and that scene came on where Richard Gere goes on and on about what kind of eggs Julia Roberts likes. Essentially, his argument is that you don't know what you want out of life until you know what kind of eggs you like. I know the context of that scene was really about what kind of man/relationship she wants, but it made me realize that I'm at a place in my life where I'm completely comfortable in my skin, due to my diet and lifestyle choices.

To me, there's nothing better than starting the day with eggs; They're light, full of protein and delicious! I usually eat two eggs each morning with sourdough toast and - if I have it - avocado. This breakfast is perfect because it fills me up, without being too filling, and gives me plenty of energy throughout the day.

Here's how I've perfected it...

Total Time: Less than 15 minutes

You will need:
Two (or more) eggs
Muffin baking pan
Parchment Paper

1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees and prepare the baking pan with parchment paper (Don't skip the parchment paper or you will ruin your pan eventually. I learned from experience...)
2. Crack the eggs into the baking pan
3. Lightly sprinkle desired amount of salt, pepper and paprika onto the eggs
4. Bake for 12 minutes
 *I cooked with large eggs. The degree of doneness does reflect the size of the egg, so keep that in mind. They should look slightly risen and be gelled up on the outside. I like them runny, but you can cook them a few minutes longer if you prefer them solid.
5. Take the eggs out of the oven and let them sit for one minute
6. Toast and butter a piece of bread
7. Using a spoon or a knife, scoop the egg out of the parchment paper and place on your toast.
8. Enjoy!


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