Thursday, August 11, 2011

Not-Our-Usual Breakfast for Dinner

Over the weekend, I bought some soft tofu from “our tofu guy” at the Farmers’ Market. I also picked up some spinach and mushrooms and was going to make a tofu/egg scramble for breakfast. However, the beginning of the week was quite busy, and there just never was the time for a “more involved” breakfast. So I decided to make the scramble for dinner.

Tofu/Egg Scramble
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup soft tofu
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pound spinach
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Tapatio sauce to taste
  1. Slice mushrooms and sauté them in an oiled pan (I use a spray bottle with olive oil) for a few minutes.
  2. Add spinach and sauté for a few more minutes.
  3. Scramble eggs and mix in tofu. Season tofu mixture with salt and pepper.
  4. Add tofu mixture to pan and cook until mixture is thickened.
  5. Plate and drizzle with Tapatio sauce if desired.
[Tip: The mushrooms and the spinach may contain a lot of moisture. Make sure there isn’t  any excess liquid in the pan before you add the tofu mixture. If there is liquid in the bottom of the pan once the egg/tofu mixture is cooked, discard it.]

Servings: 2 – 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes

I served the scramble with a fruit salad (apples, bananas, cantaloupe, blueberries, cherries, and grapes). After cutting up the fruit, I added the juice of one lemon as well as some NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia drops. The fruit salad turned out delicious!

Finally, I thought our meal needed a bit more fat. Smile So I added some avocado to my plate, and hubby added some organic bacon to his meal! However, the toddler decided he wanted to eat “my” avocado, so hubby had to share his bacon with me after all…

Questions: What’s your favorite breakfast food? Do you ever eat breakfast for dinner? If so, what’s your go-to breakfast for dinner meal?
Be well,


  1. Wow it looks just like an egg scramble! I've been wanting to try a tofu scramble. Looks delicious!

  2. I would have eaten this for dinner instead of breakfast. I'm not a person who likes veggies at breakfast. I don't like tofu either :)

    I don't have really favorite breakfast food. My breakfasts aren't that special, I don't have the time to make a big breakfast. What I do like is some pancakes with fresh fruits at the weekend but I hardly ever make that.

  3. Anonymous8/11/2011

    What a great idea to add tofu with eggs for a quick meals. Eggs are definitely my go to for lunch and easy dinners. Funnily enough, I don't care for them at breakfast! HA!!

  4. YUM
    (my toddler devours avocado too)

    our favorite go to breakfast for dinner is the pancake eggs, that whole routine.

    they LOVE it for dinner!

  5. Tasty breakfast. I usually stick with fiber cereal - boring!

  6. Yummy! Hehe--you have your own tofu dealer?! I want one!
    On occasion we will have breakfast for dinner, but it's rare. I would say the closest we come is doing a frittata with toast.

  7. OH fun, we had breakfast for dinner just last night. Scrambled eggs are our "go to" for sure. Have a great day Andrea!!!

  8. Cory and I love having breakfast for dinner (aka Brinner)! Scrambled eggs and omelets are definitely a favorite :)

  9. I love breakfast for dinner! I especially love omelets. This looks delicious! :)

  10. You have a "tofu guy?" How lucky! I eat breakfast for dinner a lot since I skip breakfast all the time (don't yell at me please hee hee). My favorite is the old-time oatmeal, and then I loooove fried eggs, runny yolks.

    The toddler prefers avocado over bacon? raised him well! :)

  11. Anonymous8/11/2011

    oh yum this tofu dish looks so good! love that you raised a child that prefers to eat avocados!

  12. We do grits and eggs with whole wheat toast for our dinner/breakfast meal. Probably being in the south has something to do with that!

  13. That looks like a PERFECT breakfast or dinner!!! Yum yum yum!!!! I would eat breakfast for dinner all the time if I didn't have a family who who would get sick of my toast and scrambled eggs twice a day!

  14. I've never seen Tapatio sauce. I'll have to look that up. Wonderful meal!

  15. that looks GOOD!!!
    I do lottsa dinner for breakfast here.
    the child will join me.
    the husband? notsomuch :)

  16. I'm an egg/smoothie girl. For the family I make a healthy french toast with a grainy bread, omega 3 eggs and tons of fresh fruit. I love that you customized your plate and your husbands differently while sticking with same base meal, strategic (even if unplanned).

  17. Anonymous8/12/2011

    The scramble sounds delicious, especially with the addition of avocado.

  18. This sounds fantastic! Especially with the addition of the avocado. Avocado makes everything better. Nick and I eat breakfast for dinner probably 2 days a week. Nothing beats it!

  19. What a colorful meal! I've always wanted to try tofu in scrambled eggs...I need to!

  20. Mmm, your fruit salad looks great. I'll always love cereal for breakfast most, but it never keeps me full, so lately I've been having oatmeal with protein powder: proatmeal! :P

  21. I like the idea of tofu and mushrooms with eggs. I've been eating a lot more breakfast meals for dinner because time is so scarce these days. This scramble looks like a great idea.

  22. I love breakfast anytime of day and yours looks delicious! My favorite breakfast is a bowl of Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) cereal, a piece of fruit, and a small dish of yogurt. I usually have this in the morning, but on occasion I may break out the cereal box if I'm home alone and eating dinner by myself.

  23. Bacon strips are delicious side dish to the tofu and egg scramble.

  24. Hmm, this is hard, my favorite breakfast is always a smoothie and then whatever else we're eating. If we've had a lot of eggs then its pancakes, or oatmeal