Baked Eggs with Cripsy Kale, Capsicum and Pumpkin Seeds – You will love this nutritious breakfast to start off your day! All the goodness of eggs, veggies and some pumpkin seeds thrown in together, baked in one pan and ready to go. Not only easy but pretty tasty too! This is the perfect dish for those on paleo, grain free or gluten free diets, it is not only nutritious but nice and filling. No toast needed!
This dish is very versatile – spinach can be used instead of kale, and any veggies you like or seeds can be added in around the side. Tomatoes and mushrooms are other good breakfast options. If you are not dairy intolerant then a sprinkle of parmesan cheese can be nice to go on top or for those on dairy free diets adding a sprinkle of nutritious yeast over the top can give this dish a nice savoury cheesy taste. However in saying that it tastes just as good without either of those!
To those that know me you will know I am a big fan of starting the day off with some protein. Protein is so important for stabilising blood sugar for the day (particularity if you are drinking any caffeine in the morning) and helping with hormonal balance, sustained energy and a stable mood throughout the day. All very important things for those with busy full on day’s……….and let’s face it who doesn’t have busy full on days these days? Whether you are in the corporate world, have your own business or a stay at home mum no doubt at some time during the day your energy will be flagging!
Adding some veggies in to your breakfast instead of having fruit based breakfasts can also give you a boost in energy as you won’t be getting a blood sugar dip later on from those fruit sugars. I always like to get my greens into my diet where I can, so if I can get them into breakfast too then that’s always a bonus! I’m a firm believer that the 5 + veggies and fruit a day that is promoted for good health is not enough to offset the acidic diet and lives we often live in modern society and the chronic health problems that are so common today. What do I mean by acidic diet and lives? Too much caffeine, too many grains, too much sugar, too much alcohol and far too much stress! So 8 + veggies a day is a general guideline I personally prefer to help boost those vitamin and mineral levels and help a healthy body pH to be maintained. Practicing mindfulness techniques, relaxation and meditation are all great for reducing stress. But I’m digressing here, the nuts and bolts of it are if you can get veggies into your breakfast then you are off to a good start! Its a win win
For other healthy breakfast ideas you may like my Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Poached Egg, Avocado & Pesto, Creamy Coconut Chia, Acai & Strawberry Layered Smoothie or Pumpkin & Banana Chai Breakfast Muffins(Gluten Free).
I hope you enjoy this recipe, please share if you do, have a lovely week! x
An easy nutritious breakfast of egg's and vege's all baked in one pan.
5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1/2 Tbspn coconut oil
- 2 cups kale
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup red and yellow capsicum, finely chopped
- 2 Tbspn pumpkin seeds
- Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
- Heat oil in a cast iron skillet or pan.
- Wilt the kale in heated pan for about 2 minutes until soft, make into two birds nest shapes.
- Crack an egg into middle of each bird's nest.
- Sprinkle chopped capsicum and pumpkin seeds around the sides.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over top of each egg.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes until egg's are set.