Southwest Scramble

I am doing 80 Day Obsession again, which is a combined fitness & nutrition program. It requires timed eating of different food groups. This Southwest Scramble makes a GREAT pre-workout and/or post-workout meal on the program! It also is freaking delicious and a great healthy breakfast option even if you are not following a timed nutrition program. I love that, with minimal meal prep, this recipe is so easy to make, even if you’re getting up SUPER early to eat and workout before work, like me! It only takes ten minutes or less.

 
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Total Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Spray ghee (I use 4th & Heart)
1/4 cup of frozen chopped onions
1/4 cup of frozen fire roasted diced red bell peppers
2 eggs
3/4 cup black beans
1/2 cup of fresh pico de gallo
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray a small- to medium-sized pan with ghee and set over high heat.

  2. Add onions and peppers to the pan, sauté for a few minutes until heated through. (I actually dump the two bags of frozen onions and peppers into a large container, mix them together, and keep them in my fridge for the week. Then I scoop out a 1/2 cup of the mix and warm it up on the pan.)

  3. While the onions and peppers cook, warm up 3/4 cup of black beans in the microwave. Set aside. (I put a damp paper towel over the bowl to add moisture. I also meal prep one or two pounds of black beans on the weekend, depending on what I’m making for meals that week, so that I can just scoop and go. I use my Instant Pot for this. I use 1 lb of dried beans and 3 cups of water for 35 minutes at high pressure and 20 minutes of natural release. No draining is required, as the beans absorb nearly all the liquid!)

  4. Crack two eggs directly into your pan and scramble them into the onions and peppers with your spatula. This is a trick that I learned from my husband. At first it seemed crazy, but it saves time and dishes scrambling this way!

  5. When you onions, peppers, and eggs are all mixed together and scrambled, remove them from the pan and add them to your bowl of beans.

  6. Top your bowl with pico de gallo. Salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 1 serving

Ultimate Portion Fix Containers: 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 tsp
(My husband likes to add cheese to his. I don’t, to make it fit with my 80DO meal plan. If you add cheese, make sure you count a blue container!)