Red Pepper Egg Scramble Recipe

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This Red Pepper Egg Scramble is a wonderfully protein-based way to start your morning!

As I move along in this weight loss struggle with all its “ups and downs”, I’m starting to see that carbs play a huge role in weight loss.

Clean Eating Red Pepper Egg Scramble

Don’t panic, I’m not going to stop creating recipes full of clean, carby goodness, but I will be doing more low-carb recipes for several reasons…

The most important of which is that it really does make a huge difference in my blood sugar when I reduce carbs. And managing my blood sugar is my main motivation for eating clean in the first place. Insulin plays a major role in weight and/or weight loss.

I’m also learning (perhaps a little late in the game), that carbs, though healthy and very necessary for our bodies, are something that really does need to be managed in a clean eating diet. That’s not to say that everyone should live low carb, but it’s worth it to look at how many carbs you are actually consuming, and in what forms you are consuming them.

I recently started making it a point to eat only protein and veggies for breakfast. The difference in how I feel has been nothing short of amazing. Typically, by the time I get home from school with Mini Chef, I’m more than ready to lay down and take a nap right alongside him.

Great for bonding, bad for getting things done.

But I’ve found that if I eat protein and veggies for breakfast, that sleepy/drugged feeling just isn’t there. So for me, it’ worth it to get rid of the carbs in my morning meal. Besides, who says you can’t have a nice, warm bowl of fruity oatmeal for dessert instead?

So with that in mind, I will be starting a low-carb section on my blog here. I hope you find it useful.

What I am talking about here is that I will be doing a few more low-carb recipes from time to time because I personally need to cut back a bit for my blood sugar. It’s a personal decision and I am in no way advocating that everyone should do this. But I also know that there are a lot of low-carb eaters out there, which is why I started this category.



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Clean Eating Red Pepper Egg Scramble

Red Pepper Egg Scramble

A delicious breakfast scramble with minimal ingredients.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 430kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white (Or omit the two whole eggs and use 5 eggs whites to lower the fat)
  • ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  • In a skillet, sauté the onion and bell pepper in the olive oil until they just begin to become soft.
  • Add in the egg and stir continuously to scramble the eggs.
  • If using parmesan, stir in just after removing pan from heat.


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


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 444mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4328IU | Vitamin C: 147mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Astyellowrose says:

    I’m very excited to see you post some low-carb recipes! I try watching mine and usually end up failing in a couple of days because I run out of ideas. Love your site and now even more anxious to check it out. 🙂

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Astyellowrose- Thanks so much!

  2. Joanne Martin says:

    I’m with you! As much as I love carbs, and as much as I know that they make up a part of a healthy diet, they are absolute kryptonite for me. When I gain weight, it is almost always because of carbs. And I cannot lose weight without seriously cutting back on them.
    Love your blog! I’ve been using your recipes and my family is loving clean eating – much to my surprise. I was expecting a little more complaining but they’ve been very compliant. Just goes to show that healthy, whole food is ultimately more satisfying and tasty than junk.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Joanne – So true!!

  3. Thank you! You described me to a T! I’m going to commit to trying only veggies and protein for breakfast for 2 weeks and see if I notice a difference. Would it be possible to explore some “non egg” recipes. I’ll eat eggs but there not my favorite. Again thank you.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Piglet – Yes, I will have more recipe in the low carb section in the next few days. So check back. I just have to go through all my recipes to categorize them.

  4. Lkahriger says:

    Try to minimize my carbs. I love a non sweet breakfast. Protein and veggies is best for me. Thanks for some ideas!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Lk – I’ll have plenty more of those coming!

  5. Lscoffman72 says:

    Just signed up for your blog after a friend in Chile recommended it. Really need to watch my blood sugar so I appreciate the low carb/good card recipes! Thanks.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Lscoffman – Welcome! Thanks for signing up!

  6. This recipe sounds yummy and I’m going to try it tomorrow! As for carbs, we all react differently. I find that I feel best when my diet is about 40-50% carbs, I try only to eat the complex carbs and stay away from simple carbs. It is challenging to say the least! Kudos to your for pinpointing the problem in your diet and making changes!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Kelly – Thanks!

  7. J Connolly says:

    Have you read the Carb Sensitivity Program by Dr Natasha Turner? It’s a really interesting read about the roe carbs play and how each of us has our own sensitivity levels to them. I’m by no means a Paleo eater but I think there’s a lot to be said for our societies over reliance on grains.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      JC – No, I haven’t read that one. I’m just going by what seems to work best for my body and blood sugar.

  8. J_mcclarty says:

    I’m a nutrition student interested in food and it’s role in disease and prevention. I love your blog but had always been discouraged with so many high carb/high glycemic “clean” recipes (even with alternatives like oats and grain flours like spelt). Minimizing insulin response is so important to weight and overall health. I highly recommend Wheat Belly (Davis, William MD) – great book if you’re interested in the impact of today’s wheat products/gluten on the body, blood sugar, leading to weight gain, inflammation and disease. I thought I couldn’t live without wheat products, but it’s changed my life and I no longer struggle with weight, cravings, etc. Thanks for moving in this direction!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      J – Interesting! I’ll have to check out that book. Thanks!

  9. I’ve been reading alot about slow carb too which I think is important because of the lack of fiber in most low-carb diets. So eating fiber rich low carb veggies/fruits is important and always eating protein first which will always minimize spikes. But it is sad but true, I always lose so much weight when I eat more low carb. This link for clean low carb flax meal bread is nothing short of amazing.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      PR – Ya, I hate to admit it because I LOVE carbs!

  10. Luckydixie85 says:

    My biggest problem with carbs is with breakfast so I’m going to love using this recipe. Add a little fruit on the side and I’m set!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Lucky – Great! I’ll have more low carb recipes listed by tomorrow.

  11. AnnieGoSloMo says:

    Love the new lower carb options!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Annie – Thanks! I’ll have more shortly. Just need to go through my recipes to categorize.

  12. My mom actually made this for me growing up all the time. But she used green pepper, and no cheese. I am looking forward to giving the new version a try! 🙂

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Nikki – I hope you enjoy it!

  13. Losing In The City says:

    i try to watch my carb intake but it’s so hard sometimes.. i love the low carb section.. looking forward to it..

    1. graciouspantry says:

      LITC – Thanks!

  14. Thank you for the lower carb options. I recently went low carb, high protein, and high fiber. Wow what a difference it makes. I have found out that although I LOVE carbs – they don’t love me. Of course I have carbs daily but I have changed them up dramatically and they are healthier and a lot lower than they used to be. I have found it really helps my sugar balance and also helps me feel less sluggish and lethargic. I have more energy now and that, I am told, is a sign that I don’t tolerate bad carbs very well. Learning all the time!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      LR – Yes!! I’m experiencing the exact same thing! I have so much more energy all of a sudden. I LOVE IT!!!

  15. Theresa Oberlag says:

    Love the addition of Low carbs…….we’re all in the same boat……trying to find what works for us….for me I know its eating less carbs….

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Theresa – I have a feeling that that is the case for many people out there.

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Jeanp – Ya, everyone is different and it’s vital to know what works for your own body. Glad you like the new section!

  17. graciouspantry says:

    Shondra – Fantastic! I hope you enjoy them!

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  19. graciouspantry says:

    Lisa – Thanks! I’m happy you found this useful! And you’re right about the lower stomach thing. I dropped 4 belt notches by cutting back on carbs.

  20. graciouspantry says:

    Kendra – Ya, that’s a tough one. But I’ll work on it!

  21. graciouspantry says:

    Christy – Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it!

  22. graciouspantry says:

    Jayofat – It’s definitely a struggle. But I find that the less carbs I eat, the less I crave them. Same with natural sweeteners. It is hard, but it’s worth the struggle for finding that balance!

  23. graciouspantry says:

    My pleasure! I’ve got more coming, especially starting in January. 🙂

  24. Carol Cook says:

    You are the BEST!! Just made red pepper scramble for breakfast- YUM!! Peppers on sale at the market, and you KNOW the rest: stuffed peppers, chopped/frozen peppers for cooking, and a couple just waiting for me! Ever so much more energy than oatmeal… and a MUST today!! This week brings on hosting luncheon for # 53 (done), teaching a Moroccan cooking class for # 14 (host home got to be moved). Watching the wonder of women flank their girlfriends always brings JOY to life!! and a return to sanity for me!! Just made variation of spiced nuts for ‘starter’ and nibbles at class!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  25. Trying to eat more protein/fiber and less sugar…especially for breakfast. Thanks for this recipe! I love red peppers! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure. 🙂

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