It doesn’t get any simpler than the American-classic, ‘steak n’ eggs’ to provide a hearty, protein-packed meal.
Whether it be the lack of inflammatory foods, minimal carbohydrates, or bioavailable protein, more and more people swear by the benefits of consuming an animal-based or carnivorous diet.
What’s even better is that eating this way requires minimal preparation and effort!
This recipe has a very high protein to energy ratio, meaning it will keep you feeling full for longer and suppress your appetite.
The steak provides hefty amounts of all B vitamins, amino acids, iron, and zinc, while the eggs supply vitamins A, B2, B5, selenium, folate, and iron.
To ensure you’re getting the most nutrients from this meal, avoid overcooking your steak and eggs. Instead, aim for slightly runny yolks and a medium-rare or medium steak as opposed to one cooked medium-well or well. This helps protect the delicate, heat-sensitive vitamins found in your proteins from damage.
If you’re headed off for a big day where you’ll be expending a ton of energy, adding in small amounts of unprocessed, fibrous carbohydrates can fuel your activity. Spices like garlic, pepper, and herbs are other low-calorie add-ins that add flavour and nutrient value.
One serve provides 380 calories, 56 g protein, 16 g fat, 1 g of net carbs and P:E = 3.2.
The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.
- 150 g sirloin steak
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Heat a frypan to a medium/high heat and add the steak.
- The general rule is 3 – 4 minutes a side, but if your steak is very thin or thick, you will have to judge how long it needs to cook.
- Add eggs when you turn the steak, cook the egg to your liking, flipping if you want to.
- Plate up the cooked steak and eggs.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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