Loving your leftovers is a task for many of us, until you discover this one-pan breakfast skillet recipe. Having great ingredients like shredded chicken, ground beef, greens, onion and mushroom leftovers from this weeks diners, is the start to creating this masterpiece breakfast. For more ideas on breakfasts, visit my breakfast ultimate guide.
Protein to start the day
Most of us eat 3 or more meals a day which averages out to over 1,000 meals a year! This breakfast recipe is designed to help you make decisions t with a nutritious protein based start to your morning routine. Although you may think breakfast = eggs, we have left the eggs out of this recipe for a new skillet twist on your morning start. Another benefit of protein in the morning is that it’s likely to keep you full longer and satisfied longer , spreading out your protein intake instead of like most standard diets, having it all at dinner.
Opening our fridges, we find greens like Kale, broccoli and spinach, left over from this weeks dinners we think “now what?” The addition of greens to this morning breakfast skillet adds robust phytonutrients and helps us maximize our grocery purchases too! If you love learning more about ideas to maximize nutrition , subscribe to my Podcast for great discussions on nutrition.
Topping off this robust nutritious breakfast skillet is the addition of using good healthy fats like coconut oil and or butters to sautee the onion and garlic. Jam packed in this one-pan breakfast skillet recipe is great protein to start the day, good nutritious selection of greens and best of all time savings for you in your very busy day. Using left overs to create a new spin on starting your day!
One-Pan Breakfast Skillet RecipePrint
Healthy Breakfast Skillet 101
- Healthy fats
- spices and herbs
- Learn to build your own skillet with variety of ingredients. Easy 6 step process to everyone can make happen.
Start with a healthy cooking fat
- coconut oil
- grass fed butter
- other animal fat such as lard , bacon fat,
Chose a protein (cooked or left over)
- shredded cooked chicken, ground beef, lamb, chicken (any ground meat)
- salmon, bacon. If the protein is uncooked the first step, cook the protein in the skillet using the healthy fat. Once cooked remove and set aside. Then add more fat to the pan and carry on with next step. If the protein is cooked you will add it at a later step and start with next step.
Add onion and garlic to the pan
- chopped 1/4 of an onion and 1-2 garlic glove per portion being prepared and add to the pan.
- Sautee 4-5 minutes.
Add one to two vegetables
for a total of 1 cup per portion being cooked, to the pan and cook until almost completely soft
- mushroom, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, zucchini
- If protein in cooked it’s time to add now. If you cooked the protein earlier add it now.
Add some flavour to the pan
- sea salt and pepper, herbs of any kind :rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, cinnamon, ginger, cumin
In the last couple of minutes, add 1 cup chopped greens per portion being prepared
- kale, chard, spinach, collard greens,