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Bored With Your Breakfast Eggs? Here’s a Versatile Recipe.

Bored With Your Breakfast Eggs? Here’s a Versatile Recipe.

Ever run out of breakfast ideas? Do you sometimes feel eggs can be boring? Do you think scrambled eggs are bland? Think a good tasting breakfast is too much hassle? Here are some simple food ideas where you don’t have to worry about the scale. I am not a nutritionist and these recipes are simply what I myself have for breakfast. I don’t measure my ingredients, as I cook by taste but I will try my best to give you a fair idea of how much or little I use.

I love to eat clean but I also love food with flavour. Who likes plain, bland, tasteless food? I have lost 15 Kgs over the last few years. It has been a slow and steady process, but I have been able to keep it off and have incorporated good food into a lifestyle change. I am a huge foodie and love experimenting with herbs and multiple ingredients to give my meals that extra zing. Eating the same thing every day gets pretty boring in my eyes, so I always need to switch things up for variety.

I do however love eggs and have experimented with different ways of making scrambled eggs. I don’t follow a specific diet or calorie intake, I simply choose to eat healthier options 80% of the time. The other 20% I l actually eat whatever I want! It’s a great balance and I don’t feel restricted whatsoever.

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As I am an Australian raised Filipina with a Spanish and Chinese background, I have been exposed to a variety of flavours when it comes to food. Below I have shared different ways I make my scrambled eggs.  I basically use the same main ingredients and then add a couple of extra ingredients to give it a completely different flavour each time. This way I never get bored with my food.  Give it a try!

A Special Scrambled Egg Recipe

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    The Main Ingredients:

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    • 2 eggs per person (If you want a larger meal, I will only use egg whites for the extra eggs.)
    • Spinach, tomato, mushrooms, shallots, capsicum, any kind of vegetable I feel will work. Sometimes I add peas and corn.

    The Method:

    1. Sauté the vegetables using a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of garlic. Sprinkle Mixed herbs (not too much, just a pinch)
    2. Beat the eggs and add a pinch of smoked paprika in the egg mixture. (feel free to add Himalayan salt for extra taste)
    3. Add the beaten eggs to the vegetables and sprinkle on some cracked pepper to taste.

    Now for some interesting variations –

    Mexican twist: add a couple of tablespoons of re-fried beans and sprinkle a pinch of turmeric.

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    Asian twist: add a teaspoon of soy sauce to the vegetables before you add the eggs to the pan.

    Aussie twist: Sauté chopped bacon with vegetables. This can go well with spinach, mushrooms and sun dried tomato. Sprinkle with a hint of pink Himalayan salt to taste. Sometimes I might add some feta or parmesan cheese depending on my mood.

    Seafood twist: Add chopped smoked salmon at the very end to avoid overcooking it. Sometimes I add fresh smoked Salmon on the side as you can see in the above picture..

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    It’s amazing what these different ingredients can do, to change the flavour. It really does feel like you are eating completely different meals. It’s quick and simple and keeps me always wanting my protein! I also alternate between serving the eggs on rye bread, brown rice/quinoa or on it’s own when I want to cut back on carbs. I hope you enjoyed these ideas!  Play around with your eggs and see what you come up with.

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    Last Updated on December 9, 2019

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

    Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

    Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

    Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

    1. Get Rationally Optimistic

    Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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    This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

    In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

    The result: no more mental stress.

    2. Unplug

    Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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    How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

    It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

    Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

    3. Easy on the Caffeine

    Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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    Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

    4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

    That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

    How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

    • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
    • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
    • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

    While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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    5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

    This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

    The result: mental stress will be gone!

    So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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