Jamie says: This week was the start of Lent- the 40 days before Easter. As a Catholic, I’m not supposed to eat meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent. Additionally, Ash Wednesday (which was this past Wednesday) and Good Friday are days of fasting, which means eating one normal meal and two lesser meals that don’t equal the size of the normal meal. For me, this means eating three normal-sized meals with no snack (and it’s still a sacrifice). For my first meat-free Friday, I made breakfast for dinner. Here’s what I made for my main entrée:
Broccoli with Toasted Garlic and Cheese Scramble on a Everything Bagel
- 1/2 head of broccoli (or 1 cup chopped)
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1/8 tsp coarse sea salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- no-stick cooking spray (PAM)
- 2 large omega-3 eggs
- 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 everything bagel
- 1 Tbsp organic tomato ketchup
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Chop broccoli, mince garlic, and place both on a baking sheet. Add sea salt, half of the black pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix well. Bake for about 30 minutes or until garlic and broccoli are toasted and broccoli is softened.
- Slice bagel in half. When there’s about 10 minutes left of cook time left for the broccoli, place the bagel (cut side up)on a baking sheet in the oven.
- When there’s about 5 minutes left of cook time left, prepare the eggs: Coat a small frying pan with no-stick cooking spray and place on a burner on medium heat. Crack eggs in a small bowl and use a fork to beat. Pour eggs onto the pan and allow to cook for about 2 minutes. Then use a spatula to flip and scramble the eggs. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until done. Remove from heat and add the remaining black pepper, parmesan cheese, and cooked broccoli with toasted garlic. Mix well. Serve on an open-faced bagel. Use ketchup to make a smiley face on your plate. Serves: 1. Enjoy!
So flavorful! I really liked how the extra virgin olive oil moistened the bagel and gave it a golden color and buttery taste. The addition of the toasted garlic was definitely a bonus since everything bagels usually have only a minimal amount of toasted garlic on them.
- Nutrition note: Veggies don’t only have to be just a lunch or dinner thing. For a change, try adding them to your breakfast.