One of my favorite things to make for dinner is savory breakfast foods! I’m not a fan of savory foods for breakfast (hence my love of oatmeal) but it’s the best thing for dinner. So do I love it?
First, savory breakfast foods tend to be pretty quick to make. My three favorite breakfast for dinner meals (that I will be sharing at the end) are all egg based and most cook up in less than 10 minutes. Which means I can make and eat something that’s not leftovers even when I’m on a time crunch!
Not only is it pretty quick to make but it’s easy to change up the flavors of any of the dishes I’m about to share. Which, just like oatmeal, means I can eat it multiple times a week without getting sick of it. Unlike my husband, who can and has eaten the same exact meal for lunch and dinner, I can get burned out on eating leftovers for multiple days.
The last reason I love breakfast for dinner goes along with how easy it is to mix up the flavors. It’s an awesome way for me to get in different kinds of vegetables! My go-to vegetable additions are spinach and sweet bell peppers but I also love mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli in my savory breakfasts.
Now, onto my three favorite savory breakfast for dinner (or for lunch) meals!
I haven’t had avocado toast in a while but this was my go-to savory breakfast meal during marathon training (mostly as part of my post-long run meal). It was Mike who introduced me to over-easy eggs (which I was never a fan of until about two or three years ago) and this is my favorite way to have them. The combination of runny egg yolk and avocado (plus salt) is one of my favorite flavors and it’s so nice with the crunch of toast.
Potato Hash with Eggs
This is my current favorite savory breakfast meal. It’s what I have most Wednesday nights after my run and before heading off to knitting group. It takes a little bit longer than just cooking scrambled eggs but I love the addition of potatoes. A tip for making this cook up faster is to microwave your potatoes (after they are cut up) with a little bit of water for about three minutes before adding them to the pan. This means they will get nice and crispy on the outside while still being soft on the inside!
Making an egg bake is a new addition to my breakfast for dinner meal list. It’s a great way to make a large batch of food for Mike and me that lasts a couple of days without too much work. Basically all I have to do is mix together the eggs, vegetables, spices and cheese and then let it bake in the oven. I love hands-off cooking since in the time it takes this to cook, I can get in a quick core workout or some extra foam rolling.
Do you also love breakfast for dinner? Share your favorite meals in the comments!