Scrambled egg whites with fresh herbs and spices

Healthy breakfast with scrambled egg whites, fish, fresh herbs and spices.

Scrambled egg whites with fresh herbs and spices

Egg whites at their best, with tuna making it a protein-rich breakfast to start your day. A colourful, versatile breakfast leaves you feeling supported and nourished.

SERVES: 2 PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 10 mins


  • 3-4 egg whites, freshly cracked or from a carton (½ cup)
  • 1 cup green vegetables, e.g. spinach, kale, broccoli, beans, finely chopped
  • ½ - 1 cup vegetables for colour and flavour as desired, e.g. radicchio, capsicum, carrot, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tin (90g) tuna or salmon, drained
  • ½ - 1 clove fresh garlic, finely chopped or crushed, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • chilli flakes or fresh chilli, to taste
  • Choose a selection from these additional spices:
  • ¼ teaspoon of spice, e.g. ground cumin, coriander, paprika (or to taste)
  • Handful of fresh herbs, e.g. basil, parsley, coriander, loosely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a small non-stick fry pan heat the olive oil and sauté the vegetables, starting with the vegetables that need the most cooking such as capsicum or beans (if using baby English spinach, leave this aside).
  2. Add the turmeric, garlic, chilli flakes and any other spices and sauté.
  3. Add the tinned fish and stir it through the spicy mixed vegetables.
  4. Add the egg whites and stir through and cook until desired consistency is achieved (i.e. from soft to well done).
  5. Add the baby English spinach and fresh herbs and cook for a minute or two until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Serve immediately in warm bowls (hint: to quickly warm a bowl, microwave on high for 30 seconds in microwave, or use boiling water).
  7. Keep aside some fresh herbs or chilli to sprinkle on top if desired.


A great way to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet is to swap a sweet breakfast for a savoury one. Read this article Are we consuming sugar or is sugar consuming us? to find out more.

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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  • By Victoria Lister, MBus (Philanthropy & Npt St)

    Nonprofit professional, underwear entrepreneur, healing practitioner, qualified chef and research degree student, Victoria has loves supporting women’s health well-being in particular and humanity in general.

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