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Poached Eggs in Bone Broth

Unless you are new to Well Nourished, you would have heard me bang on about breakfast and my new ebook over the past week. It’s a meal time that I clearly feel pretty passionate about.

However, to tell you the truth, I’m actually not all to fussed over eating breakfast myself. Ask my mum; as a teenager, we used to argue over my poor appetite at breakfast all the time.  But as I’ve grown older and wiser, I’ve come to put two and two together and I have to admit she was right!  I notice a huge difference in my energy levels, productivity and weight management when I make an effort to eat a good quality breakfast.

I believe this is one of the reasons why many people feel so much better on many of the better quality, whole food oriented ‘diets’ out there.  When people following the diet are made to drop their usual processed breakfast and eat real food, they always feel SO much better, regardless of the other dietary changes they’ve made.

It has been the greatest windfall of the food processing industry to have us all programmed to believe that breakfast has to be cereal, toast or more recently a boxed breakfast drink.  None of these foods are foods at all.  They are heavily processed, nutritionally void, pseudo-foods that are damaging to your health (including the health food varieties too).

Which brings me to this weeks recipe. Although this is not a recipe in my new ebook Rise and Shine – A Well Nourished Breakfast, I have suggested this type of breakfast in the section about bone broth.  This is my families absolute all time favourite breakfast at the moment.  My kids aren’t too keen on kale at all, but for some reason, when I serve it like this I don’t hear one moan. Go figure!

This breakfast just feels SO right – instantly nourishing and healing.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Health Benefits
The bone broth I’ve raved and raved about here.  The stuff is as close to a cure-all as you will get.  The garlic is a wonderful detoxifier and vitamin rich food.  The kale is another nutrient dense food with a host of healing phytochemicals (plant-based nutrients), especially when cooked.  The eggs are protein-rich nutrient bombs.

Bonus points
Doubles as a fantastic lunch or dinner.

Ingredients (per serve)
1 cup (approx.) bone broth, recipe here
1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
3 kale leaves (approx.) washed and shredded
5-6 mushrooms, my preference is shitake (very immune boosting), oyster or Swiss brown mushrooms
1-2 large free-range or organic eggs


  • Place the garlic and broth in a small pan.
  • Heat until just simmering, add the mushrooms and cook for a minute.
  • To poach the eggs you can do one of two things:
  1. Poach them in a separate pot as you would normally (I use this method when cooking for the family)
  2. Push the mushrooms to the sides of the pan and crack your egg into the middle of the pan.  I spoon the broth over the yolk as it simmers (this works best for a single serve).
  • Add the kale just prior to serving to wilt it quickly.
  • Season with sea salt and ground pepper and serve immediately.
  • I love this served with sauerkraut or Kim chi (for more digestive support).


Egg-free and vegetarian
I would add either a legume or quinoa for protein. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken.

More or different veggies
Go ahead, the limit is your imagination.

Anti-inflammatory boost
Add finely grated ginger and turmeric root early in the cooking process.

With a slice of sourdough or grain free bread like my Breakfast Bread (pictured here).

I know you are going to love this flavour combination.  As always I love to receive your feedback, post a comment below. Have you ever poached eggs in the broth?


PS – For more beautiful breakfast inspiration, you can browse my ebook ‘Rise and Shine – A Well Nourished Breakfast” here or buy your copy here.

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  • Eliza

    Wow Georgia, yum!! I saw the Instagram post of your weekend eggs and filed it away in my brain to give it a try some time. Today was the day! I used beef broth and poached a single egg in it and I am proud to say it’s the first time I have ever done a ‘freeform’ poach (have only ever been brave enough to do a need in the little cups!) It was surprisingly light and refreshing but filled me up perfectly. Added mushrooms, spinach and fermented veg – so delicious. I’m excited as I think I have found my winter breakfast staple! Thanks again, Eliza

    • Glad you enjoyed it Eliza. This is a firm favourite in our household too G x

  • Rachel

    Poached eggs with the runny yolk, SOOOO good. One of my favourite ways to eat eggs, and with a bowl full of veggies too, it’s a brilliant way to start the day!

  • d4nowar

    Eggs poached in broth is such a yummy quick meal. I could eat just that with some toast every morning and be perfectly happy. Love the addition of kale and mushrooms though. I’m going to try it your way!

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