Healthy breakfast recipe: packed with protein requires zero cooking skills and a skillet

Looking for healthy breakfast recipes? We bet this is the easiest cooked breakfast idea you'll find on the web

healthy breakfast recipe in a Le Creuset skillet
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Looking for a healthy breakfast recipe that does not require MasterChef level cooking skills? Or, even better, no cooking skills whatsoever? We sympathise: elaborate cooking is the last thing anyone wants to do early on New Year's morning. Still, a cooked breakfast is just so much nicer and more nutritious than just a slice of toast. 

This recipe is super easy, super healthy – it's basically eggs and vegetables – and it goes brilliantly with toast. You'll find more recipes on our dedicated hub page. There's no need for lots of cookware, either; you just need a very good quality skillet. We like Le Creuset ones, because they're so sturdy and truly non-stick, but any hefty cast iron skillet will do. 

A healthy breakfast in Le Creuset skillet

(Image credit: Amazon/Le Creuset)

You will need:

  • 4 large eggs;
  • One onion, diced;
  • Cherry tomatoes, 300 grams
  • Rapeseed oil, a tablespoon;
  • Concentrated tomato paste, a squirt;
  • Sweet red chillies, two;
  • Spring onion, chopped, 50 grams;
  • Coriander, roughly chopped, 25 grams;
  • Salt, to taste
  • Worcestershire sauce, a dash (optional)

How to make this healthy breakfast recipe:

1. Begin by sautéing the onion in the rapeseed oil; it should soften but not change colour. 

2. Next, add the tomatoes, chilli, and the tomato paste; spread the paste evenly among the tomatoes. Cook on medium heat for about five minutes. 

3. Then, add the eggs, breaking them carefully on top the tomatoes. When they begin to set, stir everything gently and cover the whites with the tomatoes, allowing the yolks to peep through. Cook for another five minutes. 

4. Garnish with spring onion and coriander and serve with bread of you choice (we like sourdough or flat breads)..

Optional extras: for a protein-rich breakfast, add a drained tin of mixed beans to the mixture (note that you will need to use more salt in that case). For a more piquant taste, add some Worcestershire sauce.