It’s the wee hours of the morning, the kids are anxious to rip off the wrapping paper and find what Santa’s brought them, but you’ve gotta’ grab some breakfast first—so what do you do? Although it may seem tempting to reach for Christmas Eve’s leftover cookies, Chris and I have a quick and healthy one-minute solution up our sleeves to save you time…and your waistline.


Seriously, 60 seconds is all it takes to whip up this easy, delicious and nutritious Christmas morning breakfast! Don’t limit this quick trick to holiday mornings either—it’s the perfect solution to those busy mornings when you feel there’s no time to slow down and prepare a meal. Check out the vid for deets…but if you aren’t able to watch the video, all the ingredients and the full how-to are below. Bon appetit!


One-Minute Egg Breakfast
Serves one


2 eggs
Diced veggies  (I did bell peppers in the video but you can do anything)
1/8 cup shredded cheese
Fat-free cooking spray
Salt + pepper to taste


  1. Spray the inside of your mug with your cooking spray.
  2. Add your eggs to your mug.
  3. Mix in your veggies, cheese, salt + pepper.
  4. Using a fork, quickly whisk all ingredients together.
  5. Pop the mug in the microwave for 1 minute.
  6. Briefly let cool.
  7. Dig in and enjoy Christmas morning with your family. 🙂

Nutritional information: 203 calories, 14g fat, 2g carbs, 16g protein

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