Veterans Health Administration

08/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/20/2019 06:13

VA provides free recipes and cookbooks for Veterans

The recommendation to not skip breakfast is just plain good advice. After all, you need enough fuel to make it through the morning, right? It is recommended that you eat breakfast within a few hours from when you wake up. Remember, when you're sleeping, your metabolism is asleep as well, so you need to jump start your metabolism with a healthy breakfast. To learn more about preparing healthy breakfast meals, visit VA's Nutrition web page at

You may be surprised how many healthy breakfast ideas require little effort when preparing. Helen Sanders and Rossmery Villavicencio from the Tampa Veterans Affairs Medical Center explain how you can easily prepare this tasty breakfast of eggs, toast, oatmeal, and fruit without much effort and cleanup.

Let's get started!


How to prepare

  • Crack 3 eggs and pour into a mixing bowl
  • Scoop out 2 egg yokes, leaving one egg yoke
  • Chop green onion and add to egg bath
  • Mix well
  • Add butter or olive oil to skillet
  • Pour egg with green onion into skillet and scramble
  • To prepare oatmeal, follow directions on oatmeal box
  • Toast 2 slices of bread
  • Drain water or syrup off of fruit
  • Serve with a cup of coffee or tea

To maintain or achieve a healthy diet and body weight, consider joining the MOVE! Weight Management Program at your local VA health care system. Veterans should visit with their local VA nutritionist for a personalized plan.