I think breakfast is the perfect time to incorporate more vegetables into your day, especially when you’re trying to lose weight on the 17 Day Diet or any low carb way of eating. This Asparagus and Eggs recipe is a perfect example!
Adding more fiber early in your day will help keep you fuller longer so you’re not reaching for a carb-rich snack mid-morning when you’re suddenly starving for energy.
A custom green smoothie is a perfect breakfast where you can sneak in some greens, but if you’re looking for a hot breakfast with a ton of flavor, look no further!
This Asparagus and Eggs recipe is super simple, rich in fiber and protein, and really easy to make.
This Asparagus and Eggs breakfast recipe only calls for a few ingredients, so simple really is the name of the game here.
Asparagus and Eggs Breakfast Ingredients
It’s probably not too difficult to know the main ingredients based on the name – asparagus and eggs!
Now, that’s not all you’ll need, but they are the main ingredients. The key when working with asparagus is getting rid of the woody ends of the vegetable.
You can either cut off about an inch or more off the ends or break the end of the asparagus where it naturally breaks, and you’ll be good to go!
There’s nothing worse than eating a tough and flavorless piece of asparagus stalk!
If you’re looking for another layer of flavor, consider a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese. It’s purely optional in this recipe, but adds a lovely bite of cheesy sharp flavor!
If you want all-over flavor, go for a shredded or powdered variety of Parmesan Cheese and sprinkle over the top of your dish.
If you’re the type of person who likes a burst of flavor in a few bites, go for a bit of a shaving of Parmesan. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
How to Prepare Your Eggs
While this particular recipe calls for frying your eggs, you can really prepare your eggs however you choose!
For me, the secret to a really great tasting Asparagus and Eggs breakfast is the egg yolk! Yes, a runny egg yolk! YUM!
Now, your egg preference might be different from mine, so if the egg yolk grosses you out or you prefer a cooked yolk, then a boiled egg will do the trick!
Make sure you season your boiled eggs with salt and pepper and you’ll have yourself a yummy breakfast!
Bonus points if you can make your boiled eggs fresh so they’re nice and warm along with your cooked asparagus!
If you want to skip frying your egg in oil, then a poached egg is a perfect way of preparing your eggs for your Asparagus and Eggs breakfast.
When I poach eggs, I put a teaspoon of vinegar in the simmering pot of water.
I find it easier to first crack my egg into a small measuring cup. With a large slotted spoon, I give the water a quick swirl and gently place my egg into the water.
A perfectly poached egg will cook in about 2 to 3 minutes depending on the size of your egg and the temperature of your water.
Another way is to full cook your eggs in the pan. You can serve your Asparagus and Eggs along side scrambled eggs, as an omelette, mixed together as a scramble, or a frittata.
Regardless of how you prepare your eggs, you’re going to love the combination of Asparagus and Eggs!
If you go all out with an omelette, add in some yummy meat and you have yourself a low carb gourmet meal!
Different Ways to Serve Asparagus and Eggs
You can certainly eat this Asparagus and Eggs as is – asparagus topped with fried eggs and a bit of cheese!
However, if you do want to switch it up a bit, here are a few ideas on how to serve this dish:
Asparagus and Eggs On Toast
Toast would make a lovely addition to this recipe.
Top your toasted piece of bread with a few spears of asparagus and a fried or poached egg.
Asparagus and Egg Salad
If you’re all about the extra fiber for breakfast, add your favorite veggies to the mix and make it an Asparagus and Egg Salad!
You can’t go wrong with this idea! Plus, you can turn this into a lunch or dinner with all the extra additions!
Asparagus and Eggs for the 17 Day Diet
This recipe can be eaten on all cycles of the 17 Day Diet.
If you want to include toast, best to wait until Cycle 3.
If you need a refresher on which foods are allowed during cycle 1, make sure you take a peek at my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List.
You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).
Which Phase of the Kickstart Diet Can I Have This Recipe?
If you happen to be on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet, you can eat this yummy dish starting on the 4-Day Soak Up Phase when eggs are allowed.
If you’re not quite sure which phase allows which foods, make sure you review my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.
Are Asparagus and Eggs Keto?
Absolutely! This yummy Asparagus and Eggs recipe can definitely be enjoyed on the Keto Diet.
If you want to add a little extra fat to your dish, make sure you use butter!
Low Carb Egg Breakfast Recipes
If you’re an egg lover and want more ideas for breakfast time, here are a few egg-based low carb breakfast recipes you may want to try, most of which are featured in my blog post about low carb breakfast ideas:
Egg-Free Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
If you’re a huge breakfast fan and want a few more ideas on different low carb breakfast ideas that are non-egg based, here are a few recipes you may want to check out:
- Breakfast Smoothie for the 17 Day Diet
- Breakfast Chia Pudding
- Healthy Homemade Granola
- Busy Bee’s Superfood Smoothie Recipe
- Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie for the 17 Day Diet
- Blueberries and Cream Green Smoothie
- Chicken Apple Sausage (perfect to serve with eggs)
Asparagus and Eggs Low Carb Recipe
I think it’s important to step outside the “breakfast box” every once in a while. If you’re the type of person who usually skips vegetables in the morning, give this Asparagus and Eggs breakfast recipe a shot!
You might surprise yourself!
If you do make this recipe, I’d love for you to come back to review the recipe below. If you’re on social media, tag me @17ddblog with your photo of your creation! Enjoy!
- 5-6 stalks Asparagus
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Your favorite herbs for topping (optional)
- Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat.
- Cut off ends of asparagus and add to skillet along with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss the asparagus in the skillet to fully coat in oil and seasonings and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes.
- When the asparagus is finished cooking, spread asparagus out and add a bit more oil (if necessary) and crack eggs in the center and season eggs with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle cheese over asparagus and eggs. Cover and let cook until egg whites are firm and yolk is done to desired consistency.
17 Day Diet - al cycles
17 Day Kickstart Diet - starting in the 4-Day Soak Up Phase
You may fry eggs in separate pan if easier.
You can also prepare your eggs anyway you wish - see the blog post for different ways to cook your eggs.
Perfect for all meals - breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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