Low Carb Veggie Scramble with Broccoli & Bell Peppers
Easy Scrambled Eggs with Veggies – 10 Minute Breakfast Scramble
You can whip up a warm, satisfying meal on busy
mornings—like this low carb breakfast veggie scramble recipe! I’ll show you how
to make scrambled eggs with veggies in under 10 minutes, so you’ve still got
time to sit down and enjoy before heading out the door.
You just sauté veggies in a pan, add whisked eggs, and everything’s cooked in just a few minutes! Take a few minutes to chop your veggies on prep day or ahead of time, and your easy veggie scramble becomes that much easier.
I’ll show you how I make scrambled eggs with veggies in my
minimal meal prep style, with the basic components ready to toss straight into
the pan. Switch up the veggies or serve with different toppings for endless
veggie scramble variety!
Breakfast Veggie Scramble Meal Prep Components
As I mentioned, I’ve got more of a minimal meal prep style—I like to prep basic components on my prep day, and then use those components to throw together freshly cooked meals throughout the week. If you’re a maximum prepper, you may be fine with leftovers and just prefer to have everything prepped and ready, so you can just reheat and eat. (I.e. breakfast egg cups, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast muffins, etc.)
Wherever you fall on the spectrum is great, do what works
for YOUR lifestyle, schedule, and budget! Knowing your meal prep style can help
you make your prep as efficient as possible. But, if you’re intimidated by meal
prep—especially the idea of maximum prep, with tons of perfectly portioned
meals arranged in prep containers—it’s helpful to know that there’s more than
one way to do it.
You don’t have to prep everything. You can just prep some things, just enough to make healthy meals easier and less-time consuming to cook! That’s what this breakfast veggie scramble is all about—making healthy cooking easier, with minimal effort. Here’s what I do ahead of time on prep day:
Chop Veggies on Prep Day
Of course, if you’re making scrambled eggs with veggies
you’ll need to have some eggs on hand, which are easy enough to store in the
carton you buy them in. No prep needed! And, you can also have toppings
on-hand—like salsa, avocado, shredded cheese—which you don’t need to worry
about until the time of eating.
So, the only actual prep work you need to worry about is
chopping up some veggies! You can even splurge on pre-chopped veggies that you
just take straight out of the bag when you want them. Or, take a few minutes to
chop the veggies of your choice and store them to use throughout the week.
Sweet potato, zucchini, even green beans—whatever you like!
For this low carb veggie scramble recipe, I’m using onion, broccoli, and bell pepper. I prefer to use pre-chopped onion, but if you’re using a whole onion go ahead and dice it up on prep day. Cut broccoli into florets and chop as much bell pepper as you’d like. Then, simply store in airtight containers in the fridge so everything is easily accessible in the mornings!
How to Make Scrambled Eggs with Veggies
With your vegetables pre-chopped, making a veggie scramble
is a breeze. To start, heat a pan with some oil and add chopped onion, if you’re
using it. Sauté for a minute or two to release the flavor, and then add your
other veggies into the pan.
Depending on which veggies you’re using, be mindful of how
long or short different veggies might need to cook. For starchier vegetables
like sweet potato that need to cook longer, add those to the pan first. For my
scrambled eggs with veggies, I first add broccoli to the pan to cook for a few
minutes. Then, I add my bell pepper since it needs slightly less time to cook.
Season to taste with any seasonings you like.
While the veggies sauté, whisk up your eggs in a measuring
cup or dish. Once the veggies are tender, pour the whisked eggs into the hot
pan. The eggs will immediately begin cooking as they hit the hot pan, just
gently fold them with your spatula until cooked through to your liking.
Transfer to a plate, and your scrambled eggs with veggies are ready to serve—in under 10 minutes! Jazz up your breakfast scramble with toppings like salsa or hot sauce, sliced avocado or guacamole, shredded cheese, or anything you like. For accompaniments, consider serving with healthy carbs like roasted potatoes or fresh fruit!