For those who know me, know I LOVE eggs.
In 1st year university, I was that weird kid that said her favourite food was eggs… and at that time I honestly thought that I would get over it, that I would make myself sick of eggs and hate them. However, it’s about a decade later, and I still love the little guys and eat multiple of them daily.
So, I’m always trying to find new ways to cook them and make them even more convenient! Recently, I discovered how to poach an egg in a mug in the microwave. This has seriously been life changing.
But first, let’s talk about why I love eggs.
- They are delicious.
- They are cheap
- They are quick and easy to cook
- They are versatile! (poached, fried, scrambled, sunny side up, sandwiches, wraps, deviled, pickled…)
- They are nutritious!
- One large (53g) Grade A egg contains 6 g of protein and only 70 calories.
- Eggs provide 14 important nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, folate, iron, zinc, and choline.
- One large egg also contains 50% of your requirements for Vitamin B12
Okay, enough about why I love eggs. They’re amazing, so you should love them too!
Somedays I work insanely early, like 5:00am early and put in a 12 hour day easy, this usually includes a 6:00am functional fitness class so packing proper nutrition is important. However, I am human and sometimes I suck at the whole planning, packing and being prepared for these type of things. Eggs are my go-to for breakfast because they are quick and easy, I get at least 12g protein when I have two (I always have two.. who eats only one egg??) and they keep me full and satisfied!
Usually, I make a breakfast sandwich, a wrap or hard boil my eggs. However, when I forget or don’t have time in the morning I needed another option. So one morning that happened, and instead of popping by for something fast food I grabbed two eggs, an english muffin, cheese and an avocado.
With only having a microwave, I experimented. I filled a microwavable mug about half way and cracked an egg in it with a little salt. I microwaved for about 1 1/2 minutes and then removed with a spoon and out came a perfect little poached egg!
I paired with an english muffin, old cheddar cheese and pepper. I was super sad, as I packed an avocado and totally forgot about it…
As microwaves differ greatly, I recommend starting off by microwaving for 1 minute and adding time as needed. I have also added two eggs to the mug and both came out perfectly!
How do you enjoy your eggs?