I’ve recently developed a bit of an obsession with seeing what athletes eat. They put their bodies through incredibly grueling workouts on the daily, which makes me curious about what they eat to sustain this high level of exercise. One of my personal favorite athletes to follow on Instagram is Colleen Quigley.
She’s a highly accomplished Olympic runner who shares the ins and outs of her workouts on her platform. On top of everything, she’s a bona fide foodie! Her recipe posts are drool-worthy, and after stalking her food highlight one too many times, I decided to finally make my own version of her famous egg scramble. So whether you’re a wannabe Olympian or someone just getting into working out, check out our tasty and balanced egg scramble recipe!
- 3 eggs
- Handful of fresh spinach
- 3 slices of organic ham, diced
- 2 tablespoons of fresh goat cheese
- 2 slices of your favorite whole-grain bread
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- ½ tablespoon of vegan butter or grass-fed ghee
- 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
Start by placing a pan on medium heat, and pour in the olive oil. Next, take your two slices of bread and put them in the toaster. Once your pan is heated, throw in the spinach and ham and cook for three minutes. Then, add in your eggs and spices. Whisk everything together vigorously, then transport your mixture onto a plate when the eggs are cooked to your liking. Take the bread slices out of the toaster and top them with a bit of vegan butter or ghee. Finally, top your eggs with some goat cheese crumbles and serve!
This meal is sure to have you performing like an athlete! It’s full of the perfect balance of protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats to fuel your day’s activities. If you’re ever stuck in a recipe rut, just search for your favorite athletes on Instagram for the perfect meal inspiration.