Through my journey with clean eating I have tried various recipes in search for that tasty, satisfying, clean, and delicious breakfast. Along this journey, I have stumbled onto some terrific recipes, as well as been given quite a few delicious ones. But, out of all the recipes that I have experimented with, this recipe is among my favorites! It’s definitely a keeper, and occupies a special place in my recipe box. As you know my husband and I garden, which makes clean eating much more economical. This year, we’ve been blessed abundantly with squash and zucchini. I’m not complaining! I love squash and zucchini almost anyway they’re prepared. After canning countless quart jars of each, vacuum sealing and freezing dozens of quart bags for future use, giving away too many to count, eating them in stir fry, and enjoying them in a variety of recipes…my delicious vegetables were still beginning to pile up. I So, I decided one of the best ways to eliminate them from taking up space in my kitchen would be to experiment with them. After all, what did I have to lose. I wanted a new breakfast or brunch dish. I wanted that appetizing dish that was also satisfying. After a few mishaps, this delicious, filling, satisfying, and totally clean recipe emerged! Now, I enjoy it at least once a week. It’s clean, loaded with fiber, low-fat, low-calorie, tasty, and very filling. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I actually enjoyed this tasty dish for brunch today!
1 fresh or organic zucchini
1 fresh or organic yellow squash
1 fresh or organic egg
fresh or organic chives to taste
organic olive oil or organic coconut oil
sea salt to taste
cracked black pepper to taste
grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat oil in small pan. Cut squash and zucchini into small cubes/chunks and place in the hot skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with vented lid. Turn squash and zucchini occasionally to prevent sticking and promote even cooking.
When squash and zucchini have reached the desired tenderness you may plate them and fry your egg. You may also poach the egg. Either way this is a great dish. I prefer the egg to fried with cooking spray in the same skillet. Season egg to taste.
Place the egg over the plated squash and zucchini and top with fresh chopped chives. You may also add a light sprinkle of parmesan cheese. I like it either way it’s a breakfast fit for a queen!
Trust me this is a great dish that is totally clean when the parmesan cheese is omitted. I have also experimented and added salsa to this dish. I must say that it was delicious as well! This dish is approximately 300 calories per serving excluding the parmesan cheese.