The ultimate high protein low carb breakfast to kick start the day – Over Easy Eggs with Smoked Salmon, and Veggies. Both Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too.
Over the last week I have spent 40 hours in the car, driving over 2000 miles from Massachusetts all the way down to Southern Florida. The US road trip that D and I have been planning for a few months now is finally in motion.
This first leg of it has been not so much about sightseeing rather more about meeting up with old friends and relatives. We’ve pretty much only spent one night per place in the last week, making stops in Philadelphia, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Savannah, Jacksonville and now Boca Raton.
We have managed to fit in a few long exploratory strolls in what I consider some of the more charming smaller east coast cities including Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, and St Augustine, Florida.
While the trip is already off to a great start one thing that has been missing so far is my go to breakfast aka this over easy eggs plate loaded up with smoked salmon and veggies.
No joke this is pretty much how I would start my day almost every single day while I was home for four months. I would go to sleep excited to wake up for this breakfast. This is the reason I could jump out of bed in the mornings.
For all you rushing out the door to get to work during rush hour traffic, having to scarf down a cold yogurt with granola while trying to make sure you don’t leave the house too late – I’ve got a way better breakfast option that will instantly lift your morning spirits.
By putting aside less than a half hour you can have this absolutely incredibly breakfast daily. Seriously though, I’m talking ever so slightly running over easy eggs made even creamier with just a dollop of mayo, loaded up onto a fork with sharp arugula, crunchy cucumbers, smokey salmon, smooth avocados and stringy alfalfa sprouts.
If you ask me this right here is the best breakfast ever.
And it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, high in protein and low in carbs. Can you think of a better way to start the day?
Now I used to be a hard boiled egg girl all the way, but slowly, with each year I’ve been letting those eggs get a bit runnier and runnier. First I opened up to soft boiled eggs, but now I’m all about the fried eggs, that are still slightly goey inside.
Is it weird that I just recently discovered the term “over easy” eggs? No joke.
All these years when ordering out I’ve always been ordering my eggs scrambled, which is not even close to my favorite way to prepare eggs, because I didn’t know you could with two words explain that you wanted your eggs heavily fried on one side, yet lightly fried on the other side and ever so slightly running inside.
You can describe all that in just two words – over easy.
And that is hands down my new favorite way to eat my eggs in the morning.
I highly suggest you jump on board, skip the bagels, yogurt, granola, and cereal, and make these over easy eggs with smoked salmon and veggies instead.
The ultimate high protein low carb breakfast to kick start the day - Over Easy Eggs with Smoked Salmon, and Veggies. Both Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free too.
10 minPrep Time
6 minCook Time
16 minTotal Time
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
- 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
- a few pieces smoked salmon
- handful alfalfa sprouts
- handful arugula
- 1/4 avocado, thinly sliced and sprinkled with squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper
- salt/pepper to taste
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a pan. Once oil has heated up (but is not yet smoking) crack eggs into the pan. Cook until eggs have browned and whites have started to sizzle up,
- Flip eggs over gently and continue to cook for another 30 seconds -1 minutes.
- Spread mayonnaise on eggs and serve garnished with cucumber, smoked salmon, alfalfa, arugula, and avocado.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.