I am an obsessed woman. Obesessed I tell you…with my homemade Fajita Seasoning. I know, I know, of all the things I could be obsessed with, it’s just a mix of simple spices. I am chalking this one up to my Mexican heritage. I’ve been sprinkling this on everything, including my morning eggs.
This is such a simple solution to a real (healthy and nutrient dense) meal made fast. Instead of “fiesta breakfast” this could be called “fajita eggs” or maybe “fajita egg fiesta”, at any rate besides the seasoning, it’s the colorful peppers that makes the meal so tasty.
You can certainly slice and dice your veggies if you want, but I cut corners and save time by using frozen organic peppers and onions. Plus, bell peppers are on the Dirty Dozen List, which means they are best bought organic. Where I shop, it is cheaper to buy a bag of frozen organic peppers than it is to buy fresh, unless they are on sale. So double bonus, save money (and time)!
What’s So Great About Bell Peppers?
Bell peppers are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. Though a 3 ½-ounce serving of raw bell pepper provides only 20 calories, it is a good source of a large number of nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin K, thiamine, folic acid, and vitamin B6. Bell peppers are also a very good source of phytochemicals with exceptional antioxidant activity, such as chlorogenic acid, coumeric acid, and zeaxanthin. Red bell peppers have significantly higher levels of nutrients than green. Red bell peppers also contain lycopene, a carotene that offers protection against cancer and heart disease.
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