Italian Breakfast Scramble Recipe

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Breakfast is a mystery to me. Somehow, I’m expected to get up each and every morning, stagger to my kitchen without any caffeine in my veins, and create something that actually tastes good, all before 7:30am. It’s just not right.

Clean Eating Italian Breakfast Scramble

I’m a night owl by nature. I think nothing of working until 2 or 3am, and sleeping until 10am. It’s just what my body naturally wants to do. It’s always been that way. Had anyone told me that my child would be a morning person, I would have sat down to have a very long conversation with my higher power BEFORE getting pregnant. I swear somebody up there has a cruel sense of humor because your flesh and blood is supposed to be just like you. They are supposed to have your traits, your habits, and sort of fall into the natural cycle of the household at some point.

But no. Not my child. My child shoots out of bed at somewhere between 5:30 and 6am EVERY morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to start the day. And starting the day inevitably entails climbing on top of me, getting his face really close to mine and saying, “Mommy, I’m hungry.” repeatedly until I become conscious enough to understand why it is that I can no longer inhale a complete and single breath.

How breakfast ever gets on the table at all baffles me because half the time, I don’t even recall making it. But somehow, I end up sending a well-fed kid to school every day, so my autopilot must be working just fine even if my conscious brain isn’t. And to top it all off, he gets a healthy, clean breakfast to boot. So that higher power must have installed some serious hardware in that autopilot function of mine. I guess I shouldn’t argue. At least it gets the job done.

This is the last breakfast I do not recall making. But it was so good, I had to remake it just to photograph it. So I had it for lunch too, and THAT, I remember!!

Yup, mornings are tough around here sometimes…

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Italian Breakfast Scramble Recipe

A delicious egg scramble with Italian flare!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 small zucchini (grated)
  • 1 tsp. Italian herbs (see recipe link above to make your own)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil (for a non-stick pan. Use 1 tbsp. for a regular pan)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce (leftover spaghetti sauce works too)


  • Melt the oil in your skillet and crack your eggs into the pan along with the zucchini and herbs.
  • Scramble until the eggs are cooked.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the tomato sauce.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 279mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
Clean Eating Italian Breakfast Scramble Recipe
Author: Tiffany McCauley | The Gracious
Serves: 2 servings
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 tsp. Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp. (non-stick pan) coconut oil OR 1 tbsp. (regular pan) coconut oil (other oils work too
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  1. Melt the oil in your skillet and crack your eggs into the pan along with the zucchini and herbs.
  2. Scramble until the eggs are cooked.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the tomato sauce.

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I'm Tiffany, a writer for MSN and the AP Newswire, a cookbook author, digital publisher, food lover, and mom. I create healthy, clean eating recipes for everyday living.

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  1. Nicole Trevisan says:

    simple yet looks awesome! and i have all the ingredients on hand now…. =)

  2. Christine says:

    I love this post – very entertaining! 🙂 And the breakfast looks delicious as well! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Didn’t have zucchini but just made this with spinach and it is yummy. Thanks!

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