Every ingredient in this recipe was picked for a purpose. The best way to start your day is fueled, but the kind of fuel you put in your body matters. If you put diesel in a gas car it would surely break down, that why starting off the day with some clean protein (eggs) and healthy fats (egg yoke, bacon) your priming your body to function at it’s best. Now of course we all are different and some people do well on higher carbs in the morning just like some cars need synthetic, synthetic blends, or natural polymers. Do what works for you and what energizes you!
More about each ingredient after the recipe!
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 2 Slices Applegate Organic Uncured Bacon
- 1 Tsp Turmeric
- 1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Cilantro
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Tarragon
- Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
- Place bacon in cast iron skillet, heated on medium and let the bacon fat oil the pan for you
- After bacon cooks for two minutes add in chopped yellow onion, 1 Tbsp chopped tarragon, 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro, rosemary, salt and pepper.
- Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes or until onions are almost completely soft, flipping the bacon over as needed and moving the onions around.
- Crack to eggs in a bowl, scramble then poor eggs with the rest of the cilantro, tarragon and add turmeric
- Cook until eggs are done, remove from heat, and salt and pepper if desired and Enjoy!
Ingredient Health Benefits
A staple in many Indian style dishes, Turmeric root is an anti-inflammatory, and a antioxidant! The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin is responsible for it’s many health benefits.
Want a more in-depth overview of how AWESOME turmeric is read HERE!
A member of the Allium family are packed with Flavonoids (1) and antioxidants, because onions are so often used in cooking they are actually among one of the most significant sources of antioxidants in our diets. (2)
A notable flavonoid is quercetin, it acts as an antioxidant and according the the University of Maryland Medical Center (3) it can reduce the symptoms of bladder infections, promote prostate health and help to lower blood pressure. Onions are also rich in folate, fiber and vitamin C.
Almost every enjoys the taste of a little black pepper sprinkled on their plate, but when cooking with turmeric it’s important to pepper ( hah… so punny) into your dish. Curcumin is poorly absorbed by the body and needs peperine for better absorption. Piperine makes curcumin 2000% more bio available. (3)
No wonder pepper is sprinkled on almost every main course dish… it increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid which is essential for optimal digestion(4). You aren’t what you eat…
“You are what you digest”
A somewhat less common herb, tarragon boasts some health benefits that are going to make you want to incorporate it into more of your dishes. The oils in tarragon contains carotenoids, which signal saliva excretion in the mouth to begin, which in turn gets your gastric juices going and your body primed for digestion. (5)
Cilantro in my mind is a SUPER herb dun dun da-lunnn! It is know for it’s ability to chelate heavy metals from the body, protect against oxidative stress and much more. I took a little excerpt from Dr. Josh Axe’s website, I think it’s such a great resource… anyways…
“One study found that “Coriandrum sativum”, a.k.a cilantro, significantly protects against lead induced oxidative stress, while another study found that cilantro actually accelerates the removal of heavy metals from the body.(8, 9)”
Pretty cool right! No matter how hard we try it’s impossible to completely avoid heavy metals, therefore it’s great to have a SUPER herb like cilantro in our wellness toolkits!
Himalayan Sea Salt
Salt is often viewed as the bad guy and for some people it is, but did you know too little salt can also actually make you dehydrated?! Not to mention himalayan sea salt is a little more health enhancing than just your normal table salt, which is heavily processed and therefore eliminating it’s minerals.
Himalayan sea salt on the other hand is mineral rich and can even help balance the body’s pH levels, thanks to it’s sodium and electrolyte content. A healthy acid-to-alkaline ratio in the body helps to promote optimal health. (10)
Besides being just overall awesome and delicious, eggs offer a great ratio of fat to protein that will keep you full and satisfied throughout your morning! The health benefits of eggs can be broken up between the white and the yoke.
Eggs also contain the macronutrient choline. Choline is used to build cell membranes maintain healthy liver function, support energy levels, maintain a healthy metabolism and much more. (13)
Nitrate Free, Uncured Bacon
Bacon is often thought of as the bad guy, don’t get me wrong.. I’m not saying bacon is a health food per say but if you buy the RIGHT kind of bacon your looking at a tasty protein bite and a little enjoyment with fewer health hindrances. To eat the “healthiest” bacon possible you want to avoid nitrates and conventionally raised pork.
Nitrates for one thing are preservatives that are often found in processed meats. Studies have show they may be linked to pancreatic cancer, and Alzheimer’s and diabetes. (14)
We all should know by now to avoid conventionally raised pork, as it is more likely to have been feed antibiotics and not have been living in an enriched environment. If you really want to avoid pork completely, swap it out for some turkey bacon instead!
There are a lot of health benefits of rosemary, it really deserves it own full length post but I’m just going to highlight it’s digestive properties (comment if you’d like me to do a post about all it’s benefits!)
Rosemary has anti-inflammatory and stimulant effects which can help regulate your bowels and help your gastrointestinal system to function at it’s best! Traditionally Rosemary has been used by numerous cultures as a natural remedy for upset stomachs, constipation and bloating. traditionally been used by dozens of cultures as a natural remedy for upset stomachs, constipation, bloating, and diarrhea. (15)