Health & Wellness

High Protein Breakfast: Kicked Up Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pepper and Cherry Tomatoes

If you think breakfast doesn’t matter, think again. Because after a night of digesting last night’s dinner, your body needs fresh fuel to get you through the morning. This kicked up breakfast offers the right nutrition to get your day started right: the eggs offer a big dose of protein, the jalapeno pepper is a great mood booster, and the tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that has been shown to decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Kicked Up Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pepper and Cherry Tomatoes


  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white
  • Kosher salt, to season
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, egg white, salt, and black pepper. Place a small skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, lightly coat skillet with cooking spray. Add jalapeno and cherry tomatoes to the skillet; cook for 2 minutes or until soft. Add eggs. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring gently, until eggs reach desired consistency. Plate, sprinkle with green onion.

Other great breakfast ideas include a veggie omelet with a slice of whole-grain toast, high-fiber cereal with fresh fruit, a breakfast smoothie, or a bowl of oatmeal with raisins or nuts.