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E-E-E-EGGS? *shreaks*

Posted Mar 26 2010 6:41am
Eggs.

What does that word bring to your mind?

Is it fear, anxiety, compulsive calorie counting?

Or do you feel a strong fondness for this incredible edible?

I happen to like the egg. No I love the egg! In my mind the health benefits far out weigh the health consequences. Please note: I did not say I only like the egg whites. I said I love the whole egg, the yellow part and all.

Why I'm so fond of the egg: The egg is cheap. And, they're rich in protein, monounsaturated fat (the good kind), and this little guy packs nutrients that promote eye health! Yeah, they do all of that.

The recipe possibilities for eggs are endless. Here is a heart-healthy spin on an old classic.

Juevos Rancheros con...Oatmeal ?


That's right. I made this after a run. The original recipe called for corn tortillas, which I used. However, for me, corn tortillas do not pack a satiating punch. So I though, "Hmmm egg, usually a breakfast food...I know oatmeal!"


Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs (140 calories)
  • 2 corn tortillas (100 cal.)
  • 1/2 cup oats (140 cal)
  • 1/4 cup salsa (25 cal)
  • Kale for Kale Chips

Directions (requires basic cooking skills). Preheat oven to 400. Place the corn tortillas on and rinsed and dried kale on a cooking sheet. Keep an eye on the kale, as it should cook quicker than the tortillas. You'll have to pull the kale out before the tortillas finish. I did not keep track of the time, but the tortillas will be nice and crispy when they are finished.

While the kale and tortillas are baking. Fry the eggs over easy and put 1/2 a cup (or less) in a bowl with water. Microwave oats for 3.5 minutes (or follow package directions). When oats are finished add a pinch of chili powder, and a little garlic powder and salt.

When the tortillas are nice and crispy, layer on the tortillas, oats, salsa and eggs. Top the kale and juevos with a little hot sauce for an added zing.

I enjoyed this meal. It was filling, low in calories and rich in nutrients!

CHANGES: Next time, I will go with less oat meal. Maybe like 1/4 cup. Also, when I make this again, I am going to try to not break one of the yokes. The runnier the yoke on this one, the better!

Check this out:

I want to point you all in the direction of a really great article on thatsfit.com. Check out, "The Poor Misunderstood Egg." I couldn't help but nod my head in agreement and think AMEN to myself every now and then. :)

Until next time my peeps.

--Shawnee
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