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Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! 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 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?!

That, and this month’s Recipe Redux theme which happens to be: Budget-Friendly Eats

How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.

Not only do these Scrambled Eggs in a Jar eliminate the need to hand wash a stuck-on skillet {no F-bombs from Mr. Spicy required!}, they’re also quick and easy, portable, nourishing {20 grams of protein per serving}, and, budget friendly too!

Not to mention, they’re also a great way to eat more vegetables and fruits, which I know you’re all doing. Right??? #winkwink

I did the math, and 1 serving of Scrambled Eggs in a Jar comes out to $2.69 per serving {topped with microgreens} or $2.66 per serving {topped with avocado}.

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!

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!

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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!

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!

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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I can’t wait to see what other healthy, budget friendly meals my Recipe ReDux friends are whipping up this month!

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15 thoughts on “Genius Healthy Breakfast Hack! Scrambled Eggs in a Jar”

    1. 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

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