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I don’t know about you but mornings at my house are busy. The kids need to get dressed, lunches have to be packed, teeth need brushing. And that is a good day. Often times fights need to be broken up, lost shoes need to be found, and a last minute form needs to be completed. With all that early morning craziness breakfast has to be super quick. Like made in the time that the Keurig can brew my 2nd cup of coffee quick. These 2 minute keto scrambled eggs in the microwave fit that bill.
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I was at the grocery the other day and saw a relatively new product that provides eggs and toppings that you microwave in a couple of minutes for an easy breakfast. I loved the idea but wanted to find a way to control the ingredients, reduce the cost and keep the convenience. So that is how the 2 minute keto scrambled eggs in the microwave recipe was born.
Saving Money by Eating at Home
Keto and low carb lifestyles can be overwhelming with regards to cost and time when you first start out. As a working mom of 2 little ones, I am always looking for ways to make my life easier in the kitchen without inflating my grocery bill with expensive convenience foods.
Here is a quick breakdown of what it will cost you to make these 2 minute Keto scrambled eggs in the microwave at home:
2 Eggs -.14
2 oz sausage – .31
2 oz cheese – .34
Tiny amount of cream – .03 (by the way if you want some useless knowledge, there are 96 teaspoons in a pint. Thank you google)
Total – $0.82
Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles 3.29
I don’t want to turn you completely off to the premade product. I have purchased it and it is good. If you are in a pinch, this is certainly much better than grabbing a bagel or a donut!
I simply want to show you that you can make a similar meal for a fraction of the price with just a small amount of prep. Plus you can make whatever variety you or your family prefer! 3 for 1 is where it’s at if you are trying to save money.
2 Minute Keto Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave
I like to do an easy meal prep on these to save some additional money and keep my weekday breakfast in that 2 minute range. If you are not a meal prep guy or gal, you can buy prepackaged items to help you out and speed this up even more.
What Do I Need:
Ham, Bacon or Sausage Crumbles
Cute Keto Coffee Mug or small but deep tupperware dish
If you prep your meats ahead of time, it will make your breakfast come together during the work week in less than 2 minutes. I usually just brown up a roll of breakfast sausage or some bacon and separate the cooked crumbles into 2 oz portions.
If you are rolling your eyes at the 2 oz portion, I don’t blame you. We are talking about a quick breakfast and here I am telling you to measure out 2 ounces of sausage. Don’t worry, you don’t need a measuring cup. I use these 4 oz containers and fill them half way. If you want to go with a full 4 oz, go ahead!
After I fill my containers and let them cool, I put some in the freezer for later and a few in the fridge for the week. For the ones that you plan to eat this week, go ahead and throw in 2 oz of cheese (just fill the rest of your container) and any diced veggies that you might want. I usually keep mine simple and do just the meat, cheese and eggs but I have done a little diced onion and tomato. Now you have your containers ready to dump in the morning!
If you want ultra simple prep, buy the already crumbled sausage, real bacon bits or diced ham.
Making Your 2 Minute Keto Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave
These are your steps for the morning that you are ready to eat! Crack 2 eggs in your coffee mug or tupperware dish. Take a fork and scramble them. Add a teaspoon of heavy whipping cream and scramble a bit more.
Microwave for 1 minute. Carefully remove from the microwave and add your 4 oz cup of meat, veggies and cheese. My 4 year old caught me at this step the other day. She was completely disgusted that I was making “bacon coffee.” I just love her little perspective!
So here is what your eggs will look like at this point, mostly cooked on top but if you stir them, there will still be some liquid throughout.
Stir to incorporate the toppings with the eggs. In this picture I used some diced ham, diced tomato and a slice of cheddar cheese. Feel free to sub in veggies and other toppings of your choice! It is very versatile.
Return to the microwave and cook for 20-30 seconds until the egg is fully cooked. That usually does it for me but if needed, heat in additional 10 second intervals until egg is done.
When I make 2 minute keto scrambled eggs in the microwave, I like to top with a little hot sauce before serving. You could give it a southwestern twist with a little sour cream and avocado too! I added a few chives to this one as well because I had them in the fridge and they made my 2 minute eggs feel fancy.
Trim Healthy Mamas
If you are not fully keto and following THM (like I do), this is a “S” meal because of the whole egg and fats from the meats and cheese. To round out this meal, you could add in some leafy green spinach or some delicious berries. I love these because you don’t have to mess up a skillet everyday and 2 minutes for breakfast is right up my alley.
You could make this an E meal by omitting the heavy cream, using egg whites instead of whole eggs, omitting cheese and using a lean meat plus veggies. That just sounds no fun, so I will keep it an S!
I hope you love making simple 2 minute keto scrambled eggs in the microwave before starting your busy day. Stay on plan and have a great day! Be proud of the choices you are making for a healthier you.