I was telling a friend the other day about a single-serving Eggs Florentine I made for myself for breakfast earlier that morning. She asked me how I found time to make something like that for breakfast on a work day. It DID sound quite fancy for a work day, if you think about it, doesn’t it? I paused for a second, realizing that my method was quite simple and time effective. It just SOUNDED gourmet. I considered letting everyone think I was a gourmet chef every day of my life, but alas, that’s not the case. So, I decided to share my secret and the truth is it only took about 5 minutes to make.
As an added bonus, this morning ‘fine dining’ has the benefit of being a hearty way to begin a day with high protein, whole grains, veggies and is satisfying to the tongue. Plus, using the nonfat dairy, it’s lower fat than traditional Eggs Florentine. A healthy breakfast is always key to a good day, right? And in just 5 minutes? How can you say no?
But of course, I can’t just let it rest there. I had to put my theory to the test with stopwatch & camera* in hand. Here are the results… (*Disclaimer: Taking pictures while on the clock does not turn out so well, but you get the idea)
Lowfat Eggs Florentine with Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 slice wheat bread (I used 2 small slices of Judy’s Breadsticks – Vegan with sunflower seeds)
- Spinach (small handful)
- Tomato (a couple of slices)
- Parmesan cheese (approx 1 tea)
- Fat Free milk (approx 1 Tbsp)
- Fat Free cream cheese (approx 1 tea)
- Minced garlic or garlic paste (approx 1/4 tea)
Fill pan with 1 inch water. Place on stove over high heat
Pull out all ingredients: Egg, bread, spinach, tomato, parmesan cheese, milk, cream cheese, garlic.
Pull out utensils and tools: Sharp knife, spoon, fork, cutting board, plate, small microwave safe bowl.
Place the bread on your plate. Throw a handful of spinach over the top. Microwave for 20 seconds.
Slice the tomatoes while the bread is in microwave. Place the tomatoes on top of the spinach.
Drop egg in the now boiling water. Turn heat down to medium-high. Let it cook for approx 2 mins.
Put parmesan, milk, cream cheese and garlic in small bowl. Stir lightly.
Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir.
Remove egg from pan and place on top of the spinach. Drizzle sauce over the top.
Done. Now, go eat!
Nutrition: 150 cal, 6g fat, 14g carb, 2.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 11g protein