Okay, so…let’s just be honest here. The hardest part about eating healthy? At least for me? Those days when you have so much to do, you have no time, you’re crazy hungry, and the drive through is RIGHT THERE. Especially when you get home and it seems like there is nothing to eat!! Well. Here is one of our solutions. Not saying that I am perfect and never cave. To my shame I do that more often than Mr. Rodgers. But this Protein Plate has saved me from stumbling so many times, because I have these items on hand at all times!!
Like a few of my other posts, this is a little less “recipe,” and a little more just me sharing an idea with you that has worked for me. Obviously you can make your own version of this, as long as you keep a go-to for weak, hectic moments.
So here’s what I use:
- Frozen Burger Patties
- 2 Slices Bacon (Optional, I happened to have some the night I took these pics)
- 1/2 Small onion
- 1-2 Eggs
I think you can pretty much figure out the rest by checking out my pictures (sorry the lighting was bad, I was so hungry I didn’t have it in me to take the time to take really pretty pictures. I am known for getting “hangry.” You don’t want to mess with me when the hanger is upon me.
Basically, you just….
Heat up a cast iron skillet and toss in a frozen burger patty or two. Slice your onions into strips, rub a little butter on the bottom half of the skillet and sauté the onions while your burgers cook. I season both sides of my burger patties with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and a little chipotle chili powder.
Toss some bacon in the pan too if you are using that.
A couple minutes before it is done, create an open space and crack an egg in there.
When it is all done, assemble your monster meat pile. You will not be lacking in the protein area after this! I always find it so satisfying!
Yay Yay Yay Yay! What do you think of my idea? And what do you do when you have no time but need some protein fast?