If you eat a healthy diet or count your macronutrients, then scrambled eggs are a typical meal at your house. But eating eggs every day can get really dull. To enhance your scrambled egg flavor palate, you may want to add some healthy spices.
Spice is a great way to add more nutrients and flavor to your scrambled eggs without adding significant calories. We’ll list the best spices to put in scrambled eggs, as well as recommend some great flavor combinations to liven up your healthy breakfast.
Do You Season Scrambled Eggs Before or After?
But before we can discuss herbs, we need to talk about the best time to season your scrambled eggs while cooking. According to The Huffington Post, Gordon Ramsay recommends that you don’t season your eggs until the end of the cooking process. This keeps flavors fresh and saves the eggs from any discoloration from the spices.
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The Best Healthy Spices to Put in Scrambled Eggs
Here is a list of the best healthy scrambled egg spices and herbs:
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Tarragon, an herb in the sunflower family, is a strong spice where a little goes a long way. Tarragon is also very healthy for your body and digestion because it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and iron.
Holy Basil has a fresh flavor that blends with eggs, and studies have found it can increase immune system function. It also contains many nutrients that reduce the growth of bacteria, mold, and yeast.
Cayenne pepper is from the chili pepper family and is often used to add heat to the dish. Cayenne is also very good for you and can also reduce appetite and increase fat burning.
A rich herb that really enhances eggs, garlic is also known for combating the common cold and improving heart health. It’s no wonder that garlic has been used for medicinal properties throughout history. But remember, garlic has a strong flavor where a little can go a long way, so don’t over do it.
A favorite herb to put in scrambled eggs, thyme has a rich earthy flavor that also contains lots of valuable nutrients, such as:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
Cumin is a very versatile spice that comes from a leafy plant in Asia and the Middle East. Besides being full of vital nutrients, cumin also helps kill harmful bacteria and improve your overall gut health.
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A strong flavor that complements scrambled eggs, dill is an easy herb to add. Dill is full of antioxidants and valuable nutrients, such as magnesium, vitamin A, and C. When working with dill, start with a pinch and add more as you adjust your seasoning.
Traditionally used to add heat to a dish, chili powder comes from the chili pepper plant. While the heat index is fairly tolerable as long as you don’t put too much in, chili powder is full of vitamins and minerals that increase energy and your metabolism.
Paprika is a spice derived from dried peppers so that it delivers a mild kick. Its bright red color livens up scrambled eggs and deviled eggs with to-die-for flavor. Paprika contains many essential nutrients such as fiber, Vitamin A, E, B6, iron, and antioxidants.
Sage is another rich earthy herb that is used in savory dishes all the time. By adding sage to your eggs, you also add various nutrients, including Vitamin K, which helps build bones and improve blood clotting.
Turmeric is a middle eastern spice that has been flavoring curries and other Indian dishes for thousands of years. Also used for medicinal purposes, turmeric contains the active compound called curcumin with anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of antioxidants.
Healthy Spice Combinations for Delicious Scrambled Eggs
Once you’ve picked your favorite spices and herbs, it’s time to experiment with flavors to create memorable dishes that turn a bland breakfast into gourmet inspiration. Try out these combinations to add variety:
- Mexican-style flavor: Garlic, chili powder, and cumin
- Indian inspired flavor: Cardamom, ginger, cloves, turmeric, coriander, red pepper
- French flavor: Thyme and marjoram
- Italian flavor: Oregano, basil, garlic, and mushroom
By using a combination, you harness the health benefits of each of the spices. And if you just want to add some healthy heat, add a dash of cayenne pepper.
Add Spices to Your Scrambled Eggs to Elevate Your Breakfast
Whether you add one spice or a combination of herbs, you can elevate your scrambled eggs without adding substantial calories. Not only will it give your eggs some delicious flavor, but it also includes valuable nutrients that can improve your overall health.
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