The Sportsman’s Breakfast

The Sportsman's Breakfast
The Sportsman’s Breakfast

The Sportsman’s Breakfast is one of the healthiest meals on my entire blog. It’s packed full of protein and lots of other essential vitamins. It’s the perfect way to start the day.

This dish is so easy to make and best of all, it’s diet-friendly. Can you believe it only has 274 calories per serving, plus it’s loaded with vitamins? The famous McDonald’s steak, egg, and cheese biscuit will hit you with 520 calories and it’s loaded with fat and carbs, and it isn’t loaded with vitamins. You’ll feel guilty if you eat that!

The Sportsman’s Breakfast is the perfect diet food–it will fill you up quickly and keep you full for hours and you won’t feel guilty. You’ll feel proud! You can make this dish faster than you can drive and wait for takeout, so what are you waiting for?

The Sportsman’s Breakfast

Prep Time: 5 MinutesYield: 4 Servings
Cook Time: 15 MinutesServing Size: 1/4 of the Dish
Total Time: 20 MinutesCalories Per Serving: 274


  • 1 cup of thinly sliced deer sweet meat/tenderloin
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of whole milk
  • 1/4 onion – diced
  • 1/4 green bell pepper – diced
  • 1 cup broccoli – slightly chopped
  • 1 cup of mixed salad
  • 3/4 cup of salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil for frying


  1. Prepare the sweet meat/tenderloin by removing everything that isn’t beautiful red meat. Then thinly slice the meat and dash it with salt and black pepper.
  2. Preheat a pan to medium-high heat and add a dash of olive oil. Once the pan is nice and hot, add the sweet meat. Stir or flip the meat often until it’s done and lightly browned. This should only take a few minutes.
  3. Next, dice the onions and peppers and chop the broccoli into smaller pieces and add it to a bowl, along with a cup of salad. Then in a separate bowl measure out the salsa. Set all of this to the side for later.
  4. Preheat a frying pan to 250 or medium heat and add a dash of olive oil. Crack eight eggs into a large bowl. Add milk and a dash of salt and pepper and beat together.
  5. Add cooking spray or a dash of olive oil to the pan once it’s preheated. Add the eggs and scramble until they are almost completely done and then turn the heat down to 175 or low.
  6. Next, pour the bowl of veggies in on top of the eggs and toss around. Let that cook for about 5 minutes–stirring occasionally.
  7. Then add the salsa and toss it to cover the egg mixture well. Let that cook for another 5 minutes and then add the fried deer sweet meat to the pan and toss it about and turn the heat off. It’s done.

This goes great with toast or biscuits, but most of the time we eat it just as it is–with no sides. This not only is good for breakfast, but it’s good for lunch, dinner, or whenever the urge strikes–even at 3 am! 

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The good, the bad, and the delicious…

  • The Sportsman’s Breakfast is very low in calories and high in potassium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C and low in carbs and sugars.
  • It’s also high fat, cholesterol, and sodium. 

See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.

The Sportsman’s Breakfast Nutrition Facts

Yields: 6 CupsServing: 1 1/2 Cup
Calories 274 Calories from fat: 43
 Daily Value*
Total Fat 13 g20%
Saturated Fat 4 g18%
Monounsaturated Fat 5g 
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g 
Trans Fat 0.0g 
Cholesterol 374 mg125%
Sodium 5734 mg239%
Potassium 603 mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Dietary Fiber 3 g10%
Sugars 4 g 
Protein 31 g 62%
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 30%
 Calcium 9% Iron 11%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc. 

To make this dish more diet-friendly…

  • To help lower the cholesterol and fat, omit some of the eggs or use an egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters by ConAgra Foods. Instead of using whole milk use almond milk. Also, if you have a copper pan you can omit the olive oil for frying because oil is not needed.
  • To help lower the sodium, omit the added salt and instead of using canned store-bought salsa use fresh tomatoes or make your own sodium free salsa. Veggies and meat typically have at least a small amount of sodium and since this dish is loaded with veggies and meat, it’s impossible to remove all of the sodium, but you can play around with the veggies and use veggies with less sodium. 
  • Whatever changes you make to The Sportsman’s Breakfast, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at

Bon Appétit

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9 thoughts on “The Sportsman’s Breakfast”

  1. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog

    Great recipe! I love eggs in the mornings, and the addition of deer meat seems like a great idea. Very healthy too 🙂

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  3. Thanks a lot for your time and energy in putting these recipes together. My husband and I appreciate the nutritional information more than you could ever imagine. We love the sportsman’s breakfast.

    1. You are very welcome. I’m so glad you find the nutrition facts helpful. I know a lot of people need that info and I’m happy to do whatever it takes to help my readers stay healthy.

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