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A Healthy Scrambler? You Betcha!

2011 June 13
by Dylan


Breakfast. Many would argue that it’s the best meal of the day. I tend to waver, but we’ve got brunch in Madison, which borders on incredible. One of the best places to eat brunch here is Mickie’s Dairy Bar, which is an ancient establishment with hard-bench booths, wood paneling, and a menu that’s written on the wall above the kitchen. It’s a huge hangout for the college crowd, as well as many, many residents of Madison. Arguably, their most famous dish is the “scrambler,” a mess of cheese, scrambled eggs and some sort of meat, thrown on top of a heap of hash browns and served with a side of toast. It’s delicious.

My family used to take trips up to Vermont every summer, and there are a ton of great breakfast places up in the Green Mountain State. One of the dishes that stuck out to me the most was this amazing omelet that consisted of apples, Vermont cheddar cheese, and sausage. I’ve sort of devised my own healthy mix-up of the scrambler from Mickie’s and the amazing omelet–I call my creation “The Vermonster.”

The Vermonster (Scrambler!)

  • 1-2oz extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used Hook’s 8-year cheddar)
  • 2-3oz RightLife Gimme Lean Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped into cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • Skim milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1T butter


  1. Brown the sausage and set aside.
  2. Place the butter in a pan and heat on medium-high until melted
  3. Beat together the eggs, add in some salt, pepper and a dash of milk
  4. Pour the eggs into the pan. As they cook, slowly use a spatula to move them into the center of the pan. They should begin to solidify
  5. When the eggs are about halfway through cooking, add in the apples, cheese and browned sausage. Continue cooking until the eggs are fully cooked and everything is mixed together
  6. Throw everything on a plate and serve with a slice or two of whole wheat toast. Enjoy!


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