Leftover Healthy Egg Scramble

Breakfast for dinner? Say whaaaat? And what’s easier than leftovers, right? It’s all about taking those leftovers and making something new…so I decided to do a healthy egg scramble for hubby and I. Honestly, my husband is not a fan of eggs. But this dish was so flavorful and had so many different textures, he loved it!


Health tips: Kidney friendly, low carb, diabetes friendly

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • Olive oil
  • 3  eggs
  • 1/3 cup leftover grilled, sliced chicken breasts (or you can use whatever leftover meat you have such as steak, pork, etc)
  • 2 TBS chopped scallions (green onions)
  • 2 or 3 TBS chopped red bell peppers


  • Diced tomatoes
  • Greek yogurt
  • Your favorite salsa (I used leftover “roasted salsa verde” from our grilled chicken tacos recipe)
  • Crushed tortilla chips (not optional! You have to try this!)
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Diced avocado (optional, but delicious)


  1. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat and add olive oil. While the skillet is heating, crack your eggs in a bowl and whisk (add a little salt and pepper if you’d like or just pepper if you are watching your sodium intake).
  2. Add chopped bell peppers to the skillet and cook for a few minutes. Add scallions and chicken and cook for a minute, just until the chicken is reheated through. Pour eggs on top and scramble them up.
  3. IMG_1176Now put the egg scramble on a plate. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, and crushed tortilla chips (yeah, I said it-crushed tortilla chips…it’s amazing). Dollop some of your favorite salsa on the side or on top. And don’t forget the Greek yogurt!!! I know that sounds odd, but trust me-if you like sour cream, you’ll love Greek yogurt! It’s a healthy alternative to sour cream ..and it’s delicious!

Note: This is my go-to scramble whenever we have leftovers.  This is more of a “method” than a recipe. Feel free to use any meat/veggies you like. Maybe you have leftover ham and broccoli (instead of chicken and bell peppers)?  You can mix and match just about anything. AND you can always add cheese! (But “kidney friends” may want to leave it out)

Happy eating breakfast for dinner!

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