So. Saturday morning I woke up early and went to bootcamp. Yes, that’s right. Bootcamp. It was one of the most intense experiences of my life. For a good twenty minutes at the beginning I really thought that I might keel over and die right there on the sand. And for some reason I decided it would be a good idea to continue doing this four days a week for a month. I start tonight. Dear lord, wish me luck.
But what came out of this was something really spectacular. I came home and ate a mountain of breakfast. Why?Because I deserved it. I worked out. Which I never do…and the bootcamp claims that you burn 800 calories in a mere 45 minutes, so I figured I had to eat about a thousand when I got home… you know.. just in case. I was ridiculously starving, and I couldn’t think entirely straight, I just knew I wanted a whole lot of food. So I tried to make something new (which, for me doesn’t always work) but this time it turned out pretty good. I honestly just threw together whatever I had. I would change a few things in the future, so I’m going to put the changes on here as well, so you can take your pick of versions.
Ingredients (made enough for 2 plus leftovers)
- 1/2 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
- 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
- 1 baking potato, coarsely chopped
- 1 tomato, coarsely chopped (in the future, I would use a can of tomatoes to keep everything more moist. you pick)
- 1 shallot, coarsely chopped (mostly because I was starving and lazy)
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 bagel, sliced
- 2 eggs
- fill a deep 12-inch lidded skillet with about 1 inch of water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- add the carrots and potatoes and cook with the lid on until almost fork tender, about 10 minutes.
- pour out most of the water, leaving just enough to cover the bottom of the pan and add in all the other vegetables. cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat , stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper.
- turn the heat to low, and cook with the lid on for another 10-15 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender. If needed, add more water occasionally so nothing gets too dry.
- In another skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat and cook up 2 eggs however you like (I recommend somewhere between easy-and-medium)
- Toast the bagel slices.
- Serve one bagel slice with a heaping scoop (or two) of the vegetable mix and top with an egg. Serve open faced and hot hot hot!
One half a bagel with all this is probably enough for one person. Even if you just worked out…..Okay, I can’t lie. I ate two of these. Wow. Feels good to get that off my chest.