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Microwave Poached Eggs and Veggies (Paleo)

A protein and veggie-packed breakfast you can make when the only cooking equipment you have is a microwave! Perfect for getting a healthy breakfast while staying in a hotel.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 1 serving


  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Slices of Bacon*
  • 1 cup Veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc)


  • Steam the veggies: Put veggies in bowl with approximately 1 tbsp of water. Place bowl in microwave and cover with plate. Cook veggies on high for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. If veggies can be easily pierced with fork, discard any remaining water and set aside. Otherwise, continue microwaving in 30 second increments until veggies are tender enough for fork-piercing. Top with salt and pepper if available.
  • Cook the bacon: Put a paper towel or napkin on plate. Put 2 slices of bacon side by side on top of paper towels. Put another layer of paper towels on top of bacon. Microwave bacon on high for 4 minutes (or until preferred bacon crispiness is achieved). Remove from microwave and set aside.
  • Poach the eggs: Fill mug with ½ cup of water. Gently crack egg and slide into mug. Set mug in microwave, cover with plate, and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Remove mug to check on egg. If egg white is still clear, return to microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds. Repeat process (likely 2 or 3 times depending on microwave) until egg white is cooked and holds itself together. Carefully remove egg from mug with fork and set on top of veggies. Repeat process with second egg.
  • * To make this vegetarian: lose the bacon, add another egg and a 2nd cup of veggies!Assemble your plate and enjoy!


* To make this vegetarian: lose the bacon, add another egg and a 2nd cup of veggies!
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Microwave, Bowl, Plate, Mug, Fork


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