Whip up these Scrambled Eggs in a Jar, and in less than 10 minutes you’re out the door with a healthy, nourishing breakfast that will fill you up, and energize you until lunch. Naturally gluten free, vegetarian, and low carb with a low FODMAP option, these Scrambled Eggs in a Jar are perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner too!

Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! Scrambled Eggs in a Jar | Recipe, at The Spicy RD, is gluten free, low carb, vegetarian, w/ a low FODMAP option. Delicious for lunch or dinner too!

Step aside Salad in a Jar. You’re so over.

JK. I still love you. But there’s a new jar superstar in town…

Scrambled Eggs in a Jar!

Inspired by one too many rushed school mornings where one teenage daughter, who shall remain unnamed, left her “stuck-on-scrambled-egg-skillet” in the sink, leaving Mr. Spicy {aka “the dishwasher”} cursing her out, these scrambled eggs in a jar were born.

FYI: 15 year old daughter {and 13 yo son} do help with the dishes, but as any parent of a teen will attest too, it’s hard enough getting your teenager to eat a nourishing breakfast, let alone eat that nourishing breakfast, AND do the dishes, while still getting out of the house to go to school on time. Right?!

Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! Scrambled Eggs in a Jar w/ Avocado, Pesto, Feta Cheese, and Sugar Plum Tomatoes | Recipe, at The Spicy RD, is gluten free, low carb, vegetarian, w/ a low FODMAP option. Delicious for lunch or dinner too!

Avocado lovers, rejoice!!!

Budget notes: All ingredients were purchased from Trader Joe’s in San Diego. The eggs, sugar plum tomatoes, microgreens, and avocado were all organically grown too!

Scrambled Eggs in a Jar Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Your eggs may require more or less cooking time, depending upon the wattage of your microwave. I discovered 1 1/2 minutes on high power is perfect with my microwave~experiment with your own to find the optimal cooking time.
  • Want to save even more time? Pre-crack your eggs in a mason jar, and keep it sealed in the refrigerator, ready to go!
  • Although these are perfect for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, they’re deliciously adaptable for lunch or dinner too. Try serving them “bar” style, where everyone gets to add their own toppings, for a fun family dinner idea!
  • Speaking of variations, here are some ideas to get you started on top of your scrambled eggs in a jar:
    • Bruschetta + Fresh Mozzarella + Arugula & Fresh Basil
    • Salsa {Low FODMAPers, try this Low FODMAP Salsa from FODY Foods!} + Monterrey Jack Cheese + Spinach & Fresh Oregano
    • Garlic Olive Oil + Cheddar Cheese + Steamed Broccoli & Bell Peppers {tip: lightly steam chopped broccoli and bell peppers in mason jar for 1-2 minutes in microwave, then add eggs to jar and cook for additional ~1 1/2 minutes}
    • Now it’s your turn! Share your favorite Scrambled Egg in a Jar creations on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #scrambledeggsinajar and tag me @thespicyrd I can’t wait to see your delicious creations!
These 5 ingredients are all you need to make Budget Friendly Scrambled Eggs in a Jar. Easy, healthy, delicious, and only $2.69 per serving! | Get the recipe at The Spicy RD

Let me show you how to make these yummy scrambled eggs in a jar!

Scrambled Eggs in a Jar {Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Carb, Grain Free, Low FODMAP Option}

Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! Scrambled Eggs in a Jar | Recipe, at The Spicy RD, is gluten free, low carb, vegetarian, w/ a low FODMAP option. Delicious for lunch or dinner too!

Scrambled Eggs in a Jar

Whip up these Scrambled Eggs in a Jar, and in less than 10 minutes, you’re out the door with a healthy, nourishing breakfast that will energize you until lunch. Naturally gluten free, plant powered, and low carb with a low FODMAP option, these Scrambled Eggs in a Jar are perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner too!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons pesto* {or salsa, marinara, bruschetta, garlic olive oil, etc.}
  • 1 cup sugar plum, grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup microgreens {or spinach arugula, kale, 1/2 avocado, etc.}
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Crack 2 eggs each into 2 wide mouth mason jars. Stir well to combine with a fork or whisk. Place 1 jar at a time in the microwave and microwave on high power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Carefully remove jar from microwave, and repeat with second jar. Use a fork to gently break up scrambled eggs, then top each jar of eggs with 1/2 of the pesto, tomatoes, cheese, and microgreens before serving.

Notes

*Feel free to sub your favorite toppings, cheese, veggies, herbs, and seasonings to suit your diet {i.e. low FODMAP} and preferences. Be creative!

Nutrition

Serving: 1jar (2 eggs) | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 392mg | Sodium: 640mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, Lunch
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Low FODMAP Option, Vegetarian
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Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! Scrambled Eggs in a Jar | Recipe, at The Spicy RD, is gluten free, low carb, vegetarian, w/ a low FODMAP option. Delicious for lunch or dinner too!
Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! Scrambled Eggs in a Jar | Recipe, at The Spicy RD, is gluten free, low carb, vegetarian, w/ a low FODMAP option. Delicious for lunch or dinner too!

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15 Comments

  1. Good morning. I have my jar and eggs ready to give this a try.

    Thanks for the inspiration! Rather genius.

  2. What size mason jar are you using?

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    This certainly is pretty dang GENIUS!!!! I actually love TIN FOIL too for EASY transportation! ANYTHING can be an on-the-go food with jars and tin foil!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Awwww…thanks so much!!! How had I not thought of transporting food in tin foil?? My mom buys extra rolls and always gives me her leftovers, so I have no excuse not to try this! xoxo

  4. very cute and love the cress on top, going to get the kids grow some at home in the next school garden club

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I love seeing all the photos and you and your kids on the farm 🙂 Hugs!

  5. Meri @Real Living Nutrition says:

    This is so clever! I love it! My husband does something similar with a ramekin but no room for all the other stuff. Can’t wait to show him this.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Meri! I can’t wait to see what your husband tops his scrambled eggs in a jar off with!!

  6. Katie Cavuto says:

    Awesome idea!! I love how versatile this makes the eggs too — just top and go! Love it

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Katie! I’ve made these with sautéed broccoli & bell peppers too-yes-super versatile 🙂

  7. Maggie Moon says:

    Such an interesting idea! I do something similar in a ramekin.. but it’s still hard to clean!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Maggie! Adding a little cooking spray or oil to the jar helps with clean-up, and, unlike my cast iron pan, the jars can go straight in the dishwasher 🙂 Cheers!

  8. What a great idea for busy mornings (uh . . every morning)!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Jennifer! Busy mornings ever day? I totally hear ya’ 🙂 Cheers!