Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Quick and Easy Zucchini Breakfast

My weekday mornings usually start one of two ways. I either get up at 5:00am and go to the gym or I groggily look at the clock, convince myself I will exercise after work, and go back to sleep. Either way, it doesn't leave much time to cook breakfast. You can throw this together pretty quickly, even if you have severely limited time in the morning as I often do (Who doesn't? I want to meet this person and learn their secret).

Quick and Easy Zucchini Breakfast
Serves 4

-2 tbsp coconut oil
-1 yellow onion, chopped
-4 zucchinis, shredded
-1 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
-2 cups spinach
-2 chicken sausage links, sliced

-Heat oil in a pan over medium heat
-Add chicken sausage and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes
-Add onion, garlic, zucchini and tomatoes and cook until zucchini just starts to brown (about 5 minutes)
-Add spinach and cook until wilted, about one minute
-Optional: Top with crumbled bacon or serve with a side of scrambled eggs (or both, like me!)

Note about shredding zucchini - I cover a plate with a paper towel and shred the zucchini over the plate. When I am finished, I gather up the shredded zucchini in the paper towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. 

Another note - If you don't have sausage links, don't fret! This meal would be great with ground sausage or even ground beef. I would throw in about half a pound and brown it up before throwing in the veggies.