Two Minute Egg Breakfast & Meal Planning Monday!

Do you like eggs for breakfast but hate to get out the frying pan to cook a small amount? This is the perfect method for cooking an egg when only one person in the family wants one. I love it for a post-workout snack which is when I had it in this case. When else can you have an egg cooked (that looks like this) in under a minute?

Steps to a 2 minute Egg Breakfast:

*Get a small microwave safe bowl and spray it with cooking spray. Don’t forget this step or else you’re egg will stick to bowl! If you are making two eggs at a time you can do a larger cereal bowl. Then just crack your egg directly into the bowl and beat well with a fork or whisk, adding a splash of water or milk (about ~1/2 teaspoon).

*Place bowl in microwave and cook for 40 seconds to 1 minute. My microwave is SLOW and my egg was perfect in 1 minute. Obviously if you are making two eggs then you will have to cook it a little longer. If you have a powerful microwave, you might want to check it at 30 seconds. What you’re looking for: the pool of egg liquid will be gone, but the egg will still be fluffy (note: it does sink after it rests it just shouldn’t look dry). You can just lift up the egg patty slightly with a fork to check if there is any runny egg left. If it’s not completely cooked, pop it back in the microwave for 5-10 seconds at a time. The eggs cook quick so and if you overcook it, it will be rubbery. Not good.

Here is your perfectly cooked egg patty.

*Then I usually just sprinkle it with salt, pepper, hot sauce, chopped avocado if I have it and I have a quick egg breakfast in less then 2 minutes. 1 minute for the egg, 1 minute to add the additional toppings. For presentation purposes I transferred it to a plate, but normally I just eat it out of the bowl or put it on a piece of toast. I’m lazy like that. There are tons of options for toppings- cheese, herbs, veggies, ham. Have fun with it- keep it simple or go crazy. Your choice.

Have you cooked your eggs this way before? Try it, it’s too easy!

Ok, moving on to Meal Planning Monday. My meal planning is not as thorough this week because my mother-in-law is visiting and we’ll probably just figure out what we’re having last minute. I can run to the store easily with her watching the kids. I am also leaving it open in case she feels like cooking. Aren’t I considerate?

Menu for the Week of July 17th

Sunday
Pesto Turkey Burger on Whole Wheat Bun, Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad

Monday
BBQ Brisket (leftover in freezer from July 4th), Beans, Coleslaw, Watermelon

Tuesday
Lemon & Dill Salmon, Orzo-Feta Salad, Asparagus (I know you’re thinking…again!? However my MIL loves dill so I think she’ll like this meal)

Wednesday
?

Thursday
Date night with hubby after our hospital tour!!

Friday
? Maybe Pork Baby Back Ribs (my Dad made these while he was here and we loved them)

Saturday
?

Have a great week!

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Comments

  1. Gretchen Hokenson says

    Here is my menu for the week. My hubby is gone for week two of the trial. So once again we are having simple and kid friendly meals.

    Sunday–Bagel pizzas the boys wanted asiago cheese bagels at Costco, I am not sure if they will be fans so we will make individual bagel pizza’s with salad
    Monday–Your turkey lettuce wraps, these were a hit with my kids when we had them before.
    Tuesday–we have been invited for dinner from a kind family member finding pity on us.
    Wednesday–I am going to try to make homemade fishsticks with mahi mahi and panko breading with fruit.
    Thursday–left overs if we don’t have enough we have something simple or grab something out.
    Friday–Taco salad
    Saturday– this is my twins 7th birthday so they have the whole days meals planned out. For dinner we will have Cheeseburgers, french fries (clearly specified not sweet potato fries), Frozen fruit salad, Green beans and carrots (so they can be healthy, according to my little men).

  2. mimi says

    Just love the egg idea-I have been eating alot of boiled eggs lately-need to try something different and that sounds great. AM sure I will love it with the avocado and hot sauce-super easy too. No meal planning here-whatever is in refridge that looks easy and fast, of course tasty and nutritious too! I just love your ideas and have used so many of them-finished off that great orzo salad that lasted a few days and got better and better! xo MImi

  3. Dana says

    To say my July has been busy is an under statement, but I am back on track this week with meals
    Sunday- Pork tenderloin, acorn squash, sauteed spinach
    Monday- Marinated Flank Steak and Spinach, feta Quinoa
    Tuesday- Tilapia and stuffed tomatoes
    Wednesday- Leftovers
    Thursday- Chicken and Veggie Fajitas and i am going to try your crock pot pinto beans
    Friday-out
    To show my support for our sweet friend Brittany’s new eating plan I have committed to eat Vegetarian for the week with her, so I will only be eating the veggie part of each meal.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      How sweet of you to support Brittany. It’s not easy eliminating food groups. An FYI on the beans- I just made them again today and realized I wrote an error in the recipe. I used 1/2 Tablespoon of black pepper not 1 Tablespoon. I just changed the recipe so please reprint or note if you already printed!

  4. says

    Love the egg idea! Cleaning the pan is EXACTLY why I don’t make eggs that often-especially on a busy weekday. I will for sure try this out.
    We have a lot of travel this week, but here’s the plan so far!
    Monday-Blackened walleye sandwiches with red beans and rice
    Tuesday-Roasted corn and lime soup
    Wednesday-Tortellini pesto pasta with fresh mozzarella
    We will have to see from there!
    Thanks!
    Bree
    http://www.skinnymommy.com

  5. says

    Man, I wish I had looked at this yesterday. Because right now I have no idea what I am making for the week!!! And I need to go back to HEB b/c I certainly didn’t plan well. Oh well…we leave town for a week soon and I want to make good use of what is in the house.

    Melanie…never heard of this 2 minute egg! The boys in this family LOVE eggs! I will definitely try it!

    Mon: Make your own pizza night (we didn’t do it last week) [Me: vegan tomato basil soup and roasted zucchini}
    Tuesday: Egg in the holes, fruit [Me: Salad with avocado, tomato, cucumbers, and carrots]
    Wednesday: Crockpot Terikayi chicken thighs, Asian salad, brown rice [Asian salad]
    Thurs: Bean and cheese burritos (my family LOVES these…and I have found GOOD gf tortillas!)
    Fri: Have not been out to eat in WAY too long b/c of my diet. I am thinking this will be a good night for it!!!
    Sat: Driving to New Mexico for a week!

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