An amalgamation of badass breakfasts..

I have been delaying posting so that I could do a recap of my fantastic weekend in Austin, but the wedding and my friend’s photos aren’t out yet! You will just have to hang on the edge of your seats a bit longer ;).

This week began as the week from hell, but that was expected. Being in Austin was a breath of fresh air, but it caused my school work to pile up. Breakfasts this week reflect both stress and time constraint, but they were SO delicious. Ahem…

Greek yogurt thinned with almond milk and vanilla extract, peanut butter and chocolate Puffins (brought over from Texas!), and 3 tbsp peanuts! Sheer comfort food.

My attempt at clearing out the fridge before going to Texas. 4 egg whites +  1 egg, 1/2 cup Great Northern beans, corn, onions, mushrooms, and 1/2 mashed avocado with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a dash of hot sauce!

BEST BREAK-FAST OF THE WEEK.

Cheddar-Apple & Egg Breakfast Pizza

Recipe: Serves 1

1 whole wheat tortilla

thinly sliced fuji apple

5 egg whites

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese

salt

Directions – Toast the tortilla until it retains its form when you lift it up. Place a pan on the stove on medium-low heat and grease with butter. Lay the apple slices in the pan.

Pour in the egg whites. Cover and let cook until opaque. Sprinkle the cheese on and recover. Once the cheese has melted and everything looks cooked, carefully use a spatula to slide the egg/apple/cheese pancake out of the pan. Lay on top of the tortilla. Sprinkle on salt if desired. ENJOY THE GOODNESS.

So good. Please make this!

And another (less attractive) version..

Similar breakfast pizza only with 1/2 of an avocado instead of cheese and in a bigger rush. Oh, and the apple was eaten while riding my bike to lab.

Good news…… I GOT MY FIRST INTERNSHIP! Finally! The interview was yesterday and I found out immediately afterward. I am going to be working at a fertility center for the head endocrinologist there. It will be a mixture of filing type work (merh) and fun stuff. The best part is that he also treats his patients with a particular diet plan and I will hopefully be able to get a bit involved with that! Nutrition aspect + hormones = perfect internship. I start next week! I have got to run but I’ll be back!

Benefits:

Apples * 3 a day can help decrease cholesterol by 10%!  They are rich in the antioxidants beta-carotenoids, vitamin C, and polyphenols. They also have filling fiber and pectin!

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!

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26 thoughts on “An amalgamation of badass breakfasts..

  1. First, that apple and egg breakfast looks delicious. I’ve never tried combining apple and egg, but I love egg and avocado too, which I had on a flatbread for lunch.

    And second, congratulations on the internship! It must be such a relief to know what you’re going to be doing, and it’s nice to be able to look forward to it.

  2. Amazing meals – all of them! I’m loving this apple & egg combo. Must try it. We have all of those ingredients, but I’d use a white corn tortilla – delicious! Congrats on the internship, Lauren! They are lucky to have you, and I have a feeling you’ll learn a lot of valuable information!

  3. lauren, your breakfasts are INDEED badass. i love all of them. they all look like comfort food to me! and theyre all super creative too. make breakfast for me woman!!! =)

  4. Yay!!! CONGRATS on the internship!! I still have no clue what my plans are for this summer 😦 = scary! Is the internship in Davis as well?

  5. I like all those breakfast ideas.

    Have you ever Natasha Turner’s book “The Hormone Diet: Supercharged”. It is interesting.

  6. Dearie, you speak my language! I love your breakfasts. I don’t even go for savory breakfasts that often, but yours always have mild element (like apples or avocado) that pulls me in.

    Glad you were in Austin! You were in 2nd degree Mimiland! I have a bunch of cousins who live there. And the love of my life, if he’s back from France, but that’s another story. Austin is so fun.

    I’m SO happy you got an internship. It’s such a stressful process. Yours sounds really cool though! I’d be interested in hearing his hormonal-based nutrition approach. Out of curiosity, is it just fertility hormones, or stuff like neurotransmitters too?

    1. I am truly flattered, thank you Mimi!Being in Austin was too good for words. I cant wait to go back over summer… if we are there at the same time, we can ravage Whole Foods togetha.I am beyond relieved about the internship. It will be all fertility related hormone stuff, which isnt quite my main interest (metabolic hormones) but Im still very appreciative of the opportunity.

  7. So my time contrain breakfast is a granola bar..so you got me beat! We’re allowed to eat pizza for breakfast now..AWESOME

  8. Woo hoo! Congrats on the internship…it sounds like it was open just for YOU! It’s so perfect!

    And your cheese/egg/apple combo looks ridiculously good! I’m weak when it comes to melted cheese! 😉

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