10 Healthy Breakfast Sides

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I am here to share my top 10 favorite healthy sides to pair with your eggs and breakfast in general. So many veggies to be enjoyed in so many ways!

Eggs are great source of protein and they are relativity inexpensive (yes, even the pasture-raised high quietly eggs are not that expensive. Doing the math, a $5 carton of eggs comes out to only 41 cents per egg. Much cheaper and healthier that those pricy protein bars.

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I love to have eggs and veggies after my workouts. I eat them so often for breakfast or lunches during the week that I need to change it up as much as possible to avoid getting sick of them.

There are so many sides you can whip up with your eggs. Every time I post my egg pates I have people comment about never thinking of that combination so I decided to make a little blog post for those of you who need a little more pep’ in your egg side step.

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Egg styles

There is poached, scrambled, hard scrambled, soft scrambled clouds (yes egg clouds) hard boiled, soft boiled, over easy, over medium, fried, omelettes, sunny side, baked and basted. Whew that’s a lot. If you don’t like eggs – perhaps you just haven’t found your style of egg yet. I won’t get into which I dislike on that list, but let me assure you there are a few styles I won’t eat.

The sides on this blog post are good with ANY style egg. I show them with a lot of soft scrambled plates because that is what I am currently into but let me assure you there are no limits when it comes to which eggs pair with which sides.

Vegetable side ideas:

These are my top 10 favorite veggie and one fruit sides with my eggs:

  1. Sautéed Broccoli (season with your favorites toss in a little oil and throw it into a pan for 10 minutes)
  2. Roasted cauliflower (season with your favorites and roast in the oven you can also sauté them like the above)
  3. Mushrooms any kind any way but I prefer them sautéed in avocado oil
  4. Jalapeños – did i loose ya? Just cut out the seeds and sauté them well. If you aren’t into spice then move to the next
  5. Sweet potatoes chopped in cubes with a little salt and chipotle powder. You will be hooked. Don’t like sweet potatoes? Try any other potato
  6. Caramelized onions
  7. Peppers – Green, orange, yellow they are all great with eggs
  8. Tomatoes – roasted roma is my favorite but any will do
  9. Avocados – This is a fruit yes but it’s one of my top ten!
  10. Plantains – Another fruit but another great side with eggs. Plantains are not sweet like bananas, they are more starchy like a potato so trust me they pair great with eggs
  11. Bonus: Zucchini, squash (any kind!), sautéed spinach or kale
  12. Bonus: Canned beans, canned tomatoes, artichokes or sun dried tomatoes if you don’t have access to fresh veggies right now!

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  1. Thanks, I love this site! I never would’ve thought of spinach and mushrooms as a side. I sautéed them together and paired the dish with mini quiche and a side of fruit. Perfect meal for my camping trip with my husband on our getaway.

    1. So happy to hear this! Sounds like a great meal for camping too. Thank you for leaving a comment 💕

  2. Yo, thank you for the advice! I’m a beginner in body building and was looking for a healthy snack with necessary nutrients. So far, Broccoli & Mushrooms are my favourite with omelettes and hard boiled eggs. The whole snack’s packed with proteins and vitamins, and I’m happy

    1. So glad you’re enjoying these ideas! Sounds like they fit into your diet perfectly. Thanks for leaving a review.

  3. 07-26-22
    For some time now I was not sure where cooked eggs fit into meal possibilities. Finally! I got it! -to pair a version of soft scrambled eggs with: yes! -vegetables! I can not write a response for this suggestion, but this evening, I hope for SUCCESS! -with: soft scrambled eggs and a SIDE of: Southern green beans AND potatoes. Your website was inspirational, while the accompanying pictures looked enticing on behalf of eating and enjoying: eggs! Thanks for the education.