Protein Powerhouse Morning Delight—Breakfast for 1

The Protein Powerhouse Morning Delight is a Mediterranean-inspired breakfast dish packed with high-quality proteins. This hearty meal combines fresh vegetables, lean meats, and legumes to kickstart your day, offering a perfect balance of taste and nutrition. Ideal for those seeking a protein-rich start to their morning.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas, cooked
  • 1/4 cup lentils, cooked
  • 1 small chicken breast, grilled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, fresh and washed
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Preheat your grill pan over medium heat for the chicken breast
  3. Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, and 1/2 tsp of oregano
  4. Once the grill pan is hot, place the chicken breast on it and grill each side for about 6-7 minutes or until fully cooked through
  5. Remove the chicken from the grill pan and let it rest on a cutting board Once cooled, slice it into thin strips
  6. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat
  7. Add chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 3-4 minutes
  8. Add minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for another minute until fragrant
  9. Add chopped red and green bell peppers to the skillet Sauté until they are soft, about 5-6 minutes
  10. Add cooked chickpeas and lentils to the skillet Stir well to combine with other ingredients
  11. Add diced tomato to the skillet Cook for another 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are slightly softened
  12. In a small bowl, crack open two large eggs Whisk them well with a fork until yolks and whites are fully combined
  13. Pour whisked eggs into the skillet over the sautéed vegetables and legumes Stir gently with a spatula to scramble them with other ingredients in the skillet Cook until eggs are done as per your liking (soft or hard scrambled)
  14. Add fresh spinach leaves to the skillet Stir well until spinach is wilted down into other ingredients in about 1-2 minutes
  15. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over top of everything in the skillet Cover with a lid for about a minute or two just so that cheese can soften from steam inside covered skillet
  16. Finally add sliced grilled chicken breast on top of everything in skillet Sprinkle remaining oregano over everything in skillet as final seasoning touch before serving
  17. Your Protein Powerhouse Morning Delight is ready to serve’

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure through the Mediterranean, I stumbled upon a breakfast dish that was so delightful, it had me up with the sun just to savor it. The locals called it the Protein Powerhouse Morning Delight, and let me tell you, it’s not just a name—it’s a promise! This Mediterranean breakfast recipe is an absolute game-changer for those seeking a protein-rich start to their day.

The Protein Powerhouse Morning Delight is designed to serve one but can easily be multiplied for more. It’s perfect for those who are looking to incorporate high protein foods into their diet or simply want to try out some healthy morning meals inspired by the Mediterranean diet.

This recipe calls for fresh ingredients like eggs, chickpeas, lentils, and grilled chicken breast—each contributing its unique flavor and texture. The eggs provide a creamy base while the chickpeas and lentils add an earthy depth. The grilled chicken breast brings in a smoky element that pairs beautifully with the vibrant crunch of bell peppers and onions sautéed in olive oil. A sprinkle of feta cheese adds tanginess while spinach leaves offer freshness. Seasoned with garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper—this dish is truly an egg chickpea lentil skillet delight!

To make this high protein breakfast idea come alive, start by grilling your chicken breast seasoned with salt, pepper, and oregano until fully cooked through. In another pan, sauté onions until translucent then add garlic followed by bell peppers until they soften up nicely. Stir in cooked chickpeas and lentils followed by diced tomatoes until slightly softened. Pour whisked eggs into this mixture and scramble them gently till done as per your liking—soft or hard scrambled works perfectly! Add fresh spinach leaves till wilted down then sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over top of everything in the skillet before finally adding sliced grilled chicken breast on top as final touch before serving.

And there you have it—the Protein Powerhouse Morning Delight Recipe! A healthy chicken and egg breakfast that’s not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to kickstart your day right! So next time you’re looking for high protein breakfast ideas or simply want to try cooking with chickpeas and lentils—remember this Mediterranean diet morning meal that promises a power-packed start to your day!

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