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E-e-e-eggs! *shreeks*

Posted Aug 12 2010 7:27pm

I am recycling this post.  One of my favorites from before my blog update.  Enjoy…

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.

Huevos 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 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 huevos with a little hot sauce for an added zing.

I enjoyed this meal. It was filling 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 yolks. 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. :)

Today’s Meals:

Thursday:

Breakfast: Eggs and toast, watermelon

Lunch: Burrito w/ refried beans, cheese and lettuce

Snack: Yogurt, peaches, crackers and pb

Dinner: BBQ chicken sandwiches

Until next time my peeps.

–Shawnee, The Ex-Perfectionist

‘Cause life isn’t perfect, but with a little planning and preparation, you can almost come close!


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