Red Pepper Egg Scramble Recipe

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


  • 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. graciouspantry says:

    Christy – Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. 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!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    My pleasure! I’ve got more coming, especially starting in January. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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!

  5. Trying to eat more protein/fiber and less sugar…especially for breakfast. Thanks for this recipe! I love red peppers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure. ๐Ÿ™‚