You already know protein is great for curbing hunger and building muscle, but did you know your body responds even better when it gets it from eggs? According to Men’s Health, your body needs less protein from the breakfast staple than it does from meat to get the same benefits. If you typically stick to just the whites, listen up. The yolk is packed with B vitamins, folate, riboflavin, iron, and zinc. They also happen to be the tastiest part of the whole package.
So how do they help you slim down? Livestrong said the protein fills you up and curbs your hunger. And since the nutrients help repair muscles, including eggs in your diet will help you perform your best at the gym. Start eating your way to a leaner body today with these five spectacular recipes.
1. Scrambled Egg, Black Bean, and Arugula Breakfast Tacos
Tacos can get a bad rap thanks to late-night binges after way too much alcohol. While those greasy versions from the drive through can be a calorie bomb, tacos can make for a nutritious meal when prepared in your own kitchen. Food52’s recipe gets a double dose of protein from eggs and black beans, which also provide satiating fiber. Arugula adds a spicy bite, and offers vitamin K to keep your bones healthy. Finishing the tacos with queso fresco and salsa verde takes the flavor through the roof. This breakfast almost guarantees a great day.
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Pinch salt
- 6 small corn tortillas
- 1 handful of arugula
- 1 cup black beans, drained, and rinsed
- ½ cup crumbled queso fresco
- ⅓ cup salsa verde
Directions: In a medium pan, melt butter over low to medium-low heat. Crack eggs in a small bowl, and whisk to combine. Add eggs to pan, and stir constantly until just set, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt, and remove from pan. Set aside.
Warm tortillas. Divide eggs, arugula, beans, salsa, and cheese evenly among tortillas. Serve.