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9 Egg Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less

author image Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN
Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN, is a chef, nutritionist, recipe developer, media personality and award-winning cookbook author. She’s a cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and frequent contributor to Rachael Ray Every Day magazine. Her newest book is the second edition of "The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook." Instagram/Twitter: @jackienewgent

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9 Egg Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less
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Don’t hit that snooze button: You just need 10 minutes (or less) to make a delicious breakfast. Eating a morning meal is a much better use of your time than a few extra minutes of dozing! And it’s definitely better than skipping it all together. Studies convincingly show that eating breakfast regularly may reduce your risk for coronary heart disease, diabetes and obesity. One of the most popular breakfast foods is the egg. Luckily, it’s a quick-to-fix and naturally nutritious pick. It provides the highest-quality protein available too. So get your day started right and kick your metabolism into full gear by whipping up one of these 10 easy egg breakfasts. Your body (and taste buds) will thank you.

1. Easy Caprese Frittata
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1 Easy Caprese Frittata

To make a fast frittata, the trick is to make it large and thin so that it’s almost crepe-like. It’ll take just two minutes of cooking! It’s a terrific vehicle for getting some vegetables at breakfast, too. Here you’ll sprinkle the eggs with tomatoes when cooking. (Hint: Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, is a carotenoid pigment that makes tomatoes red and may be more available to your body when heated.) To serve, sprinkle it with a little fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. And for an extra punch of flavor, drizzle this Caprese salad-inspired frittata with aged balsamic vinegar. CALORIES: 307

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2. Wild Mushroom and Baby Spinach Egg Skillet
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2 Wild Mushroom and Baby Spinach Egg Skillet

A fast breakfast doesn’t mean you need to give up on flavor or actually hit the drive-thru for some “fast food.” This dish is full of flavor and full of veggies. It's simple, too: You just saute everything in one skillet. The mushrooms make it hearty and filling. What’s more, mushrooms are the only natural source of vitamin D found in the produce aisle. So for strong bones, be sure to keep this recipe in your regular repertoire. CALORIES: 189

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3. Sunny-Side-Up Fried Rice
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3 Sunny-Side-Up Fried Rice

Sometimes the best breakfasts are leftovers. And sometimes the new meal you create with those leftovers is more delicious than the original dish. That’s exactly what you’ll find with this transformation of Chinese takeout. When you have some extra vegetable fried rice in the fridge, all you need to do is quickly reheat a cupful and top with an egg. Then you can sprinkle it with sesame seeds, which provide flair and a healthful dash of minerals, including calcium. All together, it makes a full-flavored, well-balanced breakfast instead of just a grain-based side. CALORIES: 410

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4. Huevos Rancheros Scramble
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4 Huevos Rancheros Scramble

If you’re a fan of guacamole and chips, you’ll want to try this recipe. It has the flavors of the mouthwatering finger food all scrambled up with a couple of free-range eggs. Serve it in a breakfast bowl and enjoy it with a fork, not your fingers. It’s a fun way to boost your intake of plant foods, with its combination of avocado, pico de gallo (fresh salsa), fresh cilantro and baked organic blue corn tortilla chips. Yes, tortilla chips are made from corn, which counts as a whole grain! So skip the white toast or white-flour-based pancakes and take a bite out of this. CALORIES: 457

Read more: See Complete Recipe and Nutritional Info in LIVESTRONG.COM’s Calorie Tracker

5. Herb Scrambled Egg Crostini
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5 Herb Scrambled Egg Crostini

Crostini are basically small toasts with a topping and often served as an appetizer. You could actually serve this breakfast-inspired crostini as an appetizer anytime. But here it’s specifically designed to be a complete meal with five crostini for a serving. It’s much more fun than serving eggs with toast on the side. And, since you’ll be using whole-grain toasts and the egg topping is scrambled with plenty of fragrant herbs, it’s good for you. Fresh herbs are health protective and count toward part of your vegetable intake, by the way! CALORIES: 297

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6. Western-Style Eggs in a Wok
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6 Western-Style Eggs in a Wok

Don’t just make Asian food in a wok. A wok is an ideal pan for quick, high-heat sauteing (or stir-frying) of all kinds, like for this Western omelet-inspired breakfast entree. It’s a delicious way to prepare vegetables in general too. Unfortunately, overall consumption of vegetables in the U.S. is too low -- adults only consume them about 1.6 times a day. Use breakfast time as an opportunity to do something about that stat. To help you boost veggie intake, the peppers are the true stars of this dish. The eggs are scrambled in during the last 30 seconds of the cooking process to complete it. CALORIES: 342

Read more: See Complete Recipe and Nutritional Info in LIVESTRONG.COM’s Calorie Tracker

7. Brie and Egg Breakfast Bun
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7 Brie and Egg Breakfast Bun

Breakfast sandwiches have been popular for decades. This trend likely started with the birth of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, a classic English muffin sandwich stuffed with an egg, Canadian bacon and processed American cheese, including plenty of preservatives for which your body has absolutely no need. So don’t head to the drive-thru window, just walk on over to your kitchen and fix this. It’s fast, flavorful and oh-so-much better for you. A whole-grain or sprouted-grain bun is stuffed with a free-range egg, a little bit of Brie (real cheese!) and lemon juice-splashed baby arugula. So fresh! CALORIES: 268

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8. Egg, Organic Ham and Toast Scramble
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8 Egg, Organic Ham and Toast Scramble

It’s OK to have a little fun with your food. It’s one way to transform a rather humdrum dish into an exciting one. This one has a healthy dose of that excitement because whole-grain or sprouted-grain toast is diced and scrambled into the egg mixture. But it’s not just fun-filled, it’s also protein-packed, thanks to the duo of eggs and ham. Make sure to select organic ham as it’ll be from animals fed 100 percent organic feed, raised to meet animal health and welfare standards and given no antibiotics. If you’re a vegetarian or don’t eat pork, simply swap out the ham for sauteed mushrooms to create an equally delicious dish. CALORIES: 327

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9. Middle Eastern Eggs in a Mug
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9 Middle Eastern Eggs in a Mug

Are you a fan of hummus and pita? Then you’re going to want to give this breakfast entree a go. Instead of hummus, you’ll be dipping whole-grain pita chips into a different Middle Eastern-inspired delight: scrambled eggs whirled with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, scallions and grape tomatoes. That generous squirt of lemon juice not only provides refreshing flavor balance, it can help boost iron absorption due to its vitamin C. And to further entice you, you’ll be thrilled that the eggs take just over a minute to cook using the microwave. So it’s an energy-saving meal, not just a tasty one! CALORIES: 311

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What Do YOU Think?
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What Do YOU Think?

Do you think eggs are healthy? Why or why not? Do you ever have eggs for lunch or dinner? What’s your favorite quick egg dish? Please leave a comment below and let us know.

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