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Eating breakfast can get both your mind and body on the right track by kicking your metabolism into gear and providing you with the nutrients needed for focus and concentration. Eggs can be part of a healthy breakfast, providing protein, potassium, phosphorus, folate and choline, as well as the B-complex vitamins and vitamins A and D. If time is sparse in the morning, you can cook an egg sunny side up in the microwave in under a minute.
Heat a microwave browning dish on high for 2 minutes.
Place 1/2 teaspoon butter or oil into the hot browning dish. Crack one egg into the dish.
Puncture the top of the yolk with a sharp knife so it doesn't explode during cooking.
Place the egg into the microwave and cook on high for 45 seconds. Check to make sure the egg white is solid and the yolk has set. Continue to cook in 10- to 15-second increments if needed; otherwise, remove the egg from the microwave. Allow the egg to cool for a minute and then serve.
- “Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation”; Amy Brown; 2010
- Chicago Sun-Times; Sun-Times’ Student Cook Takes First Crack at Eggs; Janet Rausa Fuller; June 2011
- American Egg Board: Nutrient Chart
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