We all have days when we don’t have time to cook a healthy breakfast. If you are like me you do one of two things: stop for greasy fast food or skip it altogether. Both options leave you at the snack machine by lunchtime. You either decided to just continue your eating pattern or are starving from skipping breakfast. But you can curve all of that with an egg, microwave, and three minutes to spare.
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- Scrambled Eggs
Of course, scrambled eggs are first, it is the simplest to cook. You can throw in some cheese and vegetables for a very filling breakfast.
- Grab a coffee mug or microwave-safe dish.
- Place two cracked eggs inside, scrambling with a fork.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter or olive oil
- Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on high, scrambling every 30 seconds.
2. Sunnyside Up Egg
This is my favorite method to use if I want a quick egg to put on top of noodles or cauliflower fried rice. It’s so easy and delicious!
- Get a microwave-safe plate and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Carefully crack the egg onto the plate
- Gently poke the yolk with the tip of a knife or fork. (I poke twice to be safe)
- Microwave 3 minutes on high, in 45-second intervals.
- Sprinkle with salt.
*Tip: You may not need the whole 3 minutes, as long as the egg is white around the edges and runny in the center.
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3. Poached Egg
This one won’t look like the traditional poached egg, but it gives you a more uniform egg and tastes great.
- Get a coffee mug and fill with ¾ cup water.
- Add a splash of white vinegar.
- Microwave the water and vinegar on high for 1 minute.
- Crack the egg into the mug of warm liquid.
- Poke the yolk lightly with a knife.
- Microwave for another minute on high.
- Remove from the mug with a fork then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
*Tip: If you like the yolk more runny microwave for 45 seconds
I hope this has inspired you to make some eggs next time you’re short on time.
Note: Microwaves vary that’s why cooking in intervals is suggested.