The breakfast pizza to end all breakfast pizzas.

I have my final final today for the quarter at 1pm. I will then rush on over to my internship until 5, maybe (but doubtfully) squeeze in a quick run or something, and then get ready for the celebratory festivities of the night! I am quite excited. Perhaps a little of this…

Little of that?..

the annual bar crawl

Either way, I need some substantial fuel for the day. I’ve been fiending for eggs lately (I just made up the stupidest joke regarding the fertility center I work at in my head), so I made the breakfast pizza to end all breakfast pizzas. 

come to Mama

This actually tastes like pizza. Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil (that I grew!), sun dried tomatoes, oregano, thyme, onions, spinach, perfection.

Italiano Supremo Breakfast Pizza

Recipe:c serves 1

1 egg + 3 large egg whites

2 tbsp onions

1 whole wheat tortilla

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

handful spinach

2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes

basil

oregano

thyme

garlic salt

Directions – Toast the tortilla until it is just firm enough to hold its shape. Place a pan on the stove on medium low heat and grease with 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, or however much you need to make sure it is very well greased (including the SIDES of the pan). Spread the onions in the pan. Crack the egg and egg whites into a bowl and mix well. Pour over the onions and cover. Don’t stir! Let cook until it is almost done and then add the cheese, tomatoes, spinach, basil, and spices. Recover. When the cheese is melted and the eggs are completely cooked, take a spatula and tease out the egg pancake. Try not to break it, but its fine if you do! Lay the entire egg pancake on top of the tortilla. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Tomatoes * also contain a LOT of vitamin A and C. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant that has been shown in studies to reduce the effects of smoking. This does not mean it is okay to smoke, but if you do, it is a VERY good idea to make sure are getting lots of vitamin A daily. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, which has been proven to halt the growth of cancer cells!

Onion * Contains quercitin, an antioxidant that halts the growth of tumors! Also, studies have linked regular onion consumption with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of colon cancer. A prime source of chromium.

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!

Basil * Has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids protect your cells from damage (and thus, in the long run, cancer).

Fun Fact

10 most purchased grocery items in America (in order) are:

soda, milk, bread, beer, salty snacks, cheese, frozen entrees, cereal, wine, cigs

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17 thoughts on “The breakfast pizza to end all breakfast pizzas.

  1. I tend to gravitate towards sweet things in the morning but girl, this recipe may turn me over to the dark (savory) side.

    p.s. I definitely contribute to cereal’s rank on that list. Carbs are my vice. (well, aside from PB.. naturally)

    have a blast and a half tonight sister friend!

  2. OHMG that pizza looks so good! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! (:
    I’m getting a big ol’ jar of sundried tomatoes at Costco tomorrow so I will definitely making this.
    Isn’t is sad that soda is the #1 bought product in grocery stores?

    And do reply to your comment on my blog post, I TOTALLY see where you are coming from. I definitely don’t want to go into the industry making the most cost efficient meat product for Taco Bell. I hope as a food scientist I can work in product development and create products that are more nutritious or perhaps work for big natural-food grocery store headquarters like Whole Foods. I won’t be minoring in nutrition but told my advisor that I want to take a lot of nutrition classes so I can still stay true to what I want to accomplish.

    It sounds like we have a lot in common! I’m going to do culinology in FS; have you heard about that?

  3. Soda is the #1 grocery item purchased in America. Big shocker there. A good friend of mine goes crazy when he sees the liter bottles on sale for 68 cents. D:

    Have loads of fun tonight!
    (I secretly wish you had shared the fertility center joke)

  4. So you girls are just gorgeous, and your pizza is too tempting! I want some right now! And don’t you just love using basil that you grew in your own garden? I sure do! Thank you for sharing with me, my friend. Your words and creativity bring a big smile to my face. Love and hugs from Austin!

  5. This looks WONDERFUL. Seriously. You’re so clever and eat deliciously… love it!

    And you’re just the most adorable thing in all your photos. I love that you are having a great time at college in Davis. You’re also brave for going there alone!

    Ok, the top 10 things purchased at the grocery store is gross. SODA?! Ug, People!

  6. dude that actually looks like a PIZZA (.. it’s not just flat and circular shaped and therefore is deemed a “pizza”) .. how do you think of these things haha – I’m still on an oats kick right now but when i get back into egg-mode.. trying this!

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