In all honesty, how fast is fast food? Maybe you can get a shriveled, fatty burger from some eateries in less than five minutes, but that’s only because it has been waiting for you under heat lamps for an hour. At more “upscale” fast-food places, where they cook to order, you’re looking at a minimum 10-minute wait, and at the end of that you’re still ingesting mystery meat and tons of hidden high-fructose corn syrup.

But what if you could make yourself a much more wholesome meal, one in which you could vouch for all the ingredients, in that same 10 minutes? No hidden carbs, no secret fats, plated and on the fork in as much time as it would normally take to hit the drive-thru?


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped broccoli
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 oz cured ham, chopped


  1. Turn on broiler. Pour olive oil into a large skillet placed over medium heat. Add broccoli and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, beat egg whites and eggs in a medium bowl.
  3. Add ham to broccoli-onion mixture and heat for a minute or so. Add eggs to skillet and let cook without stirring until set around the edges. Remove skillet from stove and place under the broiler until eggs are entirely set. (If your skillet handle isn’t ovenproof, wrap it in aluminum foil first.)
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