The 1-Minute Breakfast: Perfect Poached Egg

Happy September!  Hope you all are enjoying the (slightly) cooler air and embracing Fall like I am, although it is still feeling like Summer here in Maine.  Don't worry I'm pulling out the seasonal candles and decorative pumpkins as we speak!  ALSO, Lemon Pantry will be having a giveaway on Labor Day so be sure to head back here on Monday for details!

Growing up I have always been a HUGE fan of poached eggs but as an adult if you don't have the patience (or the special poached egg pan), they can be a little challenging and time consuming.  Historically, I've been a skeptic of microwaved eggs but this version gives you not only a fast, convenient breakfast but a beautiful, delicate little egg that is not at all rubbery.

Poached eggs are also one of the healthiest ways to prepare eggs as they require no added fat.  The American Heart Association recommends eating one whole egg per day (or seven per week).  As many people know the yolk contains the cholesterol but it also contains loads of nutrients like calcium, iron, B-6, B-12, phosphorus, and zinc.  A good tip for "bulking up" your eggs is to include one whole egg plus one or two egg whites.  Also, pair with whole wheat toast and veggies for a satisfying meal or snack!

1-Minute Poached Egg
Recipe by Ali Caron
Serves 1

1-cup ramekin or mug
1/2 cup water
1 egg
Black pepper to taste

Directions: Add 1/2 cup water to ramekin. Gently crack in the egg and sprinkle with black pepper.  Cook in microwave for 1 minute. (For a slightly harder yolk cook 1 minute 10 seconds.)  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (1 egg):  63 Calories, 4.4g Fat, 0.3g Carbohydrate, 5.5g Protein, 62mg Sodium, 59g Potassium

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