When I was a little girl, my great-grandmother lived right next to us, so of course I spent a lot of time at her house. Grandma always had something cooking, and one of my favorite dishes was also probably the simplest one she made: eggs, hard-boiled, mashed up, with a pat of delicious butter mixed in.
She called them “baby chick eggs” and my five-year-old self thought that was awesome. Looking back, what? Baby chick eggs? Like, baby chickens laid the eggs? Or… the eggs are baby chicks? I’m not sure where she was going with that, but the tastiness of this simple breakfast speaks for itself. No matter what you call it, you’ll enjoy eating it and it will keep you full until lunch! We eat breakfast pretty early, usually around 6:45am, so satiety is important to me. I don’t want to listen to my stomach grumbling at 10:00am!
For less than 200 calories, this filling, protein-packed breakfast is quick to put together, especially if you’re like me and keep a stash of hard-boiled eggs in your fridge. Mash two eggs with a fork, put half a tablespoon of butter on top, and microwave for about 45 seconds or until the butter is very soft. Stir to mix the butter in, add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re ready to dig in!
Simple, delicious, and good for you. 190 calories, 12.7g of protein… and your kids will love it too. 🙂
Look for more simple breakfast ideas coming up! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I’m always on the hunt for fresh inspiration.
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon (7 grams) butter
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place raw eggs in small pot and cover with cold water (water should be about 1 inch above eggs). Place on burner and turn on high heat.
- When water begins boiling, let boil about one minute, then cover and remove from heat.
- After 10 minutes, remove eggs and peel.
- Mashed eggs with a fork in a bowl, add butter, and microwave until butter is softened (30-45 seconds).
- Stir to mix butter into mashed eggs.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.