Asparagus for Breakfast! Steamed asparagus with a little lemon and a poached egg. Nutritious and fiber-filled breakfast that is super delicious. You may think of fresh asparagus as a dinner food, but amazingly this vegetable is delicious for a filling and healthy breakfast food.
Eggs with Asparagus for a Healthy Breakfast
What a great way to start your day! Asparagus contains the type of fiber that promotes healthy gut bacteria and a healthy gut is a happy gut! Add to that the nutritious little egg, you have an awesomely healthy breakfast that is also low in fat and calories.
By adding vegetables to your morning breakfast, you are sure to get your 5-6 servings of vegetables per day. Add a little pan roasted tomatoes for an extra kick of flavor and nutrients.
Steam the Fresh Asparagus
Steam the asparagus while cooking the eggs or simply cook in a skillet of lightly boiling water for about 3-4 minutes. Don’t overcook the asparagus or it could get soggy.
It takes about 5 minutes to steam asparagus and the benefits of steaming vs. roasting is less fat and calories. Drizzle a little lemon juice, salt and pepper on the asparagus while steaming and you won’t miss the fat from butter at all.
Ingredients Needed for Breakfast with Eggs and Asparagus:
- Fresh Asparagus
- Eggs – buy organic if possible.
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Poached Egg with Lightly Steamed Asparagus and Pan Roasted Tomato for a healthy start to your day.
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus cleaned and ends snapped off
- 4 large eggs
- salt & pepper
- 1/4 of a fresh lemon
- 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
Steam asparagus for 5 minutes.
Lightly add lemon, salt and pepper to asparagus while steaming.
Poach 4 eggs over easy. While eggs are poaching, fry tomatoes in a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Serve eggs on top tomatoes and asparagus.
What Can I Serve with Eggs with Asparagus Breakfast?
- Fresh Tomato Slices – these can be fried in a little butter before serving
- Baked Salmon
- Cheese Sauce
- Turkey Sausage – see our favorite turkey sausage patties
- Buttered English Muffins
- Add a side of whole wheat toast and some fresh strawberries and you get an AMAZING start to your day.
Why Eat More Eggs!
Start your day with eggs. There are so many ways to create a clean & healthy fat-free, highly nutritious breakfast that tastes delicious! Eggs are filled with nutrients and sometimes consider to be the perfect food. Read more on Eggs are The Perfect Food
How to Poach an Egg
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There are a few easy ways to poach an egg, but using a poaching pan is definitely one of the easiest. You can also fill a small 8″ frying pan with a small amount of salted water and bring to a light boil. Gently crack the egg into the water and let it cook for about 3 minutes.
How to Steam Asparagus
Start with fresh asparagus. Clean asparagus by breaking off the ends and rinsing with cold water. Use a steamer basket in a pot or pan filled with about 1/4 inch of water. Bring water to a light boil. Lightly salt asparagus and steam for about 3-4 minutes or until the asparagus in tender. Drizzle with lemon juice while steaming.
How To Bake Asparagus
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Clean asparagus in cold water and gently break the ends off. Pat dry with a paper towel.
Lay fresh asparagus on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly salt and pepper.
You can also use some fresh squeezed lemon.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
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