Microwave Monday: Fiesta Eggs

By Lauren Sharkey

An omelet is the staple of a healthy and delicious breakfast.  However, flipping an omelet is the last thing I want to do in the morning – I’d rather grab some tater tots from the SAC on the way to class than make an omelet.  Unfortunately, having tater tots as your breakfast is not the healthiest or most satisfying option.  Thankfully, there’s a fast and easy way to get that omelet goodness in your dorm!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 mug
2 eggs
2 tablespoons shredded cheese (your preference!)
1 tablespoon salsa
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon bacon bits
Cooking spray (PAM works best, but you can also use butter in a pinch)

Directions:

1.  Coat mug with PAM, or butter.

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2.  Combine eggs, cheese, salsa, and salt and pepper in mug (whisk well with a fork).

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3.  Give a good stir, microwave for one minute, and stir again.  Microwave until eggs set, approximately 1-2 minutes longer, checking every 30 seconds, get your fork ready, and enjoy!

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You can also fork out the contents of the mug onto a plate and you have scrambled eggs:

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Feel free to use other fixings such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, etc.

If you’re on your way to class, you can always pour the contents of your mug into a paper cup so you can toss it in the trash when you’re done.

If you’re looking for a healthier version of this dish, use egg whites and low fat cheese.  You can also use lean deli meat (such as ham or turkey) to give your breakfast that little extra something!

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