The Egg Bowl Recipe Collection

Eating clean and healthy is a constant challenge.

A few months ago, I was opening the fridge for the eighth time in 90 seconds desperately hoping something new would magically appear. All we had were some pepper and kale scraps, eggs, and a couple leftover new potatoes from a restaurant. "What the hell am I going to eat?" I silently whined. Then I got high and had a flash of brilliance. 

I've never been someone who likes salads, but I recently started making fruit sauces to substitute for dressing over my greens and actually liked it. It was that thought that lead me to this one: "Maybe I could make an egg salad, and use the yolk as my dressing."

So I sautéed up the piddly little remains of vegetables that were in the fridge, fried a couple eggs over easy, and tossed it all in a bowl with some sea salt and pepper. It was delicious. 

The best part was that this was a super-versatile concoction.  

I started experimenting with other veggie combos (after I went grocery shopping). I found that I really loved throwing a little Asiago cheese into the mix at the last second for some added flavor (and who doesn't love a little fried cheese), and sautéing my veggies in fresh bacon grease never hurt. But no matter what scraps lay around, I was usually able to make some kind of *healthy* meal for myself in under 15 minutes. 

Then there was a couple weeks when my roommates went out of town, and I was left to fend for myself. The first day, I just decided to cut up all the veggies I had available so that they'd be convenient throughout the week. Then when it was time to make a meal, I'd throw together whatever pieces I was feeling like and make a completely new combination. Even at the end of the two weeks, I don't think I could say I ever got tired of these because they were different every time! 

Below, I've created a collection of some of my favorite creations to help inspire you.

But remember, the best part of this approach is that it's fun — don't be afraid to try something you haven't considered before! You can really make one of these "egg bowls" out of anything in your fridge — there are endless opportunities for experimenting! You could even throw these combos on some bread for a little "treat yo self." ;) 

The veggies I prepped ahead of time:

  • green beans
  • zucchini
  • carrots
  • new potatoes
  • red and green peppers
  • sweet potatoes
  • yellow onion

Other ingredients I had on hand: 

  • bacon
  • Asiago cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Sweet potatoes, red peppers, onion, zucchini, Asiago cheese, salt, pepper (pictured with Grace Glass bong) 

Carrots, green beans, new potatoes, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper (pictured with Gladiator Dab Vac and gold dabber) 

Green beans, new potatoes, yellow onions, Asiago cheese, bacon, salt, pepper (pictured with Strawberry Cough joint and Lola Lola lighter) 

Red onion, new potatoes, red and yellow peppers, salt, pepper (pictured with Urb pipe) 

Purple cauliflower, new potatoes, green beans, yellow onion, salt, pepper  (pictured with Urb pipe and amethyst crystal) 

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