[Nutrition] End of the Week Breakfast

The Story Behind The Meal

If you're anything like me you will have a fridge full of left over tidbits of food by the end of the week. Even with having prepped my foods days prior, I'll always find a way to have random left overs. I hate to say it, but there are many times where these left overs meet the unfortunate fate of the garbage can. 

Ugh! Something to work on I suppose.

This past week I opened my fridge and found my left overs to be: the tops of bell peppers, a handful of spinach and some homemade tomato sauce.

I have to momentarily pause right here and laugh at having typed out HOMEMADE tomato sauce. C'mon! I hope the HOMEMADE part got an eyebrow raise out of a few of you. Who has time to make homemade tomato sauce?! Apparently I did. The shame.

Anyways, I stood in my kitchen humming and hawing with coffee in hand over what I could make with my left overs. I am in love with my oven safe skillet so I already knew that that would be in the mix. I am also in love with baked eggs so that helped steer my decision. I opted to make a form of baked eggs and veggies  AND LET ME TELL YOU...IT WAS SO GOOD! I was shocked. (I've had quite a few fails. Poor hubby will gladly divulge that piece of info). 

PS. I am not putting the quantities for this recipe because that would be missing the whole point of this post. I hope that this might encourage some of you to become a bit more adventurous with your left overs. Healthy does not need to be complicated! 

Step 1: Heat oil in a cast iron pan. Chop up some veggies.

Step 1: Heat oil in a cast iron pan. Chop up some veggies.

Step 4: Add left over sauce. Left over salsa was also a contender.

Step 4: Add left over sauce. Left over salsa was also a contender.

Step 2: Cook veggies. Continue to scour the fridge for more left overs.

Step 2: Cook veggies. Continue to scour the fridge for more left overs.

Step 5: Add eggs, feta and cracked pepper. Time to bake!

Step 5: Add eggs, feta and cracked pepper. Time to bake!

Step 3: Add more left over veggies. At this point I also found some garlic to add.

Step 3: Add more left over veggies. At this point I also found some garlic to add.

Baked to perfection.

Baked to perfection.

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Heat EVOO in skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add chopped veggies and spinach. 
  4. Once veggies are softened add tomato sauce on top. Create little "nests" for the eggs to sit in, otherwise the egg while slide off the sauce and you'll end up frying your eggs on the pan instead of baking.
  5. Add eggs and top with feta and cracked black pepper.
  6. Cook in oven for 7-10 minutes. I pull mine out of the oven when the egg white has just set that way my yokes are cooked to a soft/medium perfection. Keep a close eye!

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Bell peppers, chopped
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Tomato sauce
  • Eggs
  • Feta
  • Cracked black pepper

I'm a true believer that wholesome foods shine when they are left simple. I used to make VERY complicated recipes, but now tend to keep things as easy as possible unless it's something I've been dying to make. It's all about balance. 

As always, feel free to comment and give your feedback. 

Happy Sunday!