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Filling Seasoned Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Filling Seasoned Eggs

Nicely seasoned fried eggs that fill you up.

Before Trim Healthy Mama (THM), I liked eggs. Before my low carb days, I’d eat them with well-buttered toast, one piece per egg. Of course I also preferred them with fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, and the like. ;) I only ever tolerated the whites; they just weren’t that tasty to me. And never did I even consider an egg white omelet! Is there any wonder I had a problem with my weight?

Enter various diets, messing up my metabolism, and finally the THM way of eating. I was struggling with getting the weight to move. I saw THM has a Stubborn Losers Menu, actually three of them. So back in September, Tiffany and I decided to give it a go. It worked wonderfully and I’ve incorporated some of the meals into my weekly menus. This is one of them, which I changed ever so slightly. ;) (in the THM Cookbook pg 243).

With this recipe I am able to eat just eggs for breakfast and be fine until the next meal/snack three hours later.

First you want 1/2 cup of egg whites. That was three large eggs for me today. You can buy egg whites in a carton but I have a hard time paying over two and a half dollars for what equals about a dozen eggs, when I can pay a mere fifty cents or so for a whole dozen eggs and can either save the yolks for cookies or custard or even feed them to some of our animals but I digress. ;)

Egg Separation ~ Lifeofjoy.me(Yeah, not so easy to take pictures of things that require two hands. ;) I enlisted Tiffany for a few.)

Spray a skillet with either olive or coconut oil. Or since these are an S meal, you can use butter or coconut oil. I usually forget and opt to just spray my pan.

Griddle Sprayed ~ Lifeofjoy.meI really like this short-sided pan for this because it makes it easier to flip the eggs. I think they call it a griddle but all the griddles I’ve ever seen are rectangular.  =))

I add the two whole eggs to the measuring cup. I think that centers the yolks a bit better.

Eggs and Extra Egg Whites ~ Lifeofjoy.mePour them onto the hot griddle.

Filling Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.meNow it’s time to season them with some onion powder. Yes I said onion powder. Try it! Seriously. It’s good. Also add some oregano. Okay, here is where I deviated from their recipe. You can use whatever herbs you like; oregano is my favorite herb.

You also want to add some salt and pepper and nutritional yeast. Don’t be afraid of nutritional yeast. It is very healthy and yummy. It gives it a cheesy flavor. I didn’t care for nutritional yeast with my first bite but I gave it a couple more tries and I really like it now. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself you like it. And no, this is not the bad kind of yeast that wreaks havoc on so many people’s bodies; this is very good for you and even considered a superfood.

Seasoned Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.meSince I was taking pictures, my egg whites got a little browned on the bottom but I’m okay with that. ;) Flipping them is a trick.

I use a big spatula and my regular one to ensure that it is not stuck to the pan.

Flipping the Big Egg ~ Lifeofjoy.meBig Egg Flipping ~ Lifeofjoy.meFlipped Big Egg ~ Lifeofjoy.meWhen it is finished cooking the egg white through I carefully ensure that it isn’t stuck to the pan and plate it. Sometimes I put my plate upside down on top of the eggs and flip the skillet over. ;)

Filling Seasoned Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.meYeah, it stuck just a little, that is why you see that blaring white section in the middle, but it was good still. :)

Filling Seasoned Eggs ~ lifeofjoy.me

Filling Seasoned Eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (about 3 large eggs worth)
  • oregano
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Little coconut oil or butter or coconut oil spray for cooking

Instructions

  1. Melt butter or spray a large skillet.
  2. Put egg whites and whole eggs in skillet.
  3. Season with onion powder, oregano, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast (if using).
  4. Flip when whites are nearly cooked.
  5. Serve when all whites are cooked.
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It is nice to fill up on something so healthy for you without abusing calories, which means, I’ll lose weight. :) Yippee!!!

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

Eggs and Hash

Low-Carb veggies for breakfast! Simple, quick, and filling breakfast of eggs and zucchini.

This recipe is hardly a recipe at all but if you eat eggs several mornings every week, it can get boring to have them the same way every day. This is one way to have them and if you like a runny yolk, you can have your lovely over-easy eggs on top and let that yolk run onto the hash. Mmmm mmmm!

Now, I failed to take pictures of cutting the zucchini but it is really easy. I cut a small/medium zucchini into 4 slices down the length of the zucchini. Then cut eat slab into about 4 strips. Then cut those strips into small little cubes. :)

Put it in a skillet with a bit of coconut oil.Zucchini Hash ~ Lifeofjoy.meSeason as desired. I only used a bit of salt and a tiny bit of pepper.

Cook until desired doneness.

Zucchini for Breakfast ~ Lifeofjoy.meThere is a lot here because I did enough for Tiffany and I, so that was 4 zucchini.

Cook your eggs. If you are only cooking for yourself, move the zucchini to on side of the pan and cook two eggs on the other side, however you like them best.

I like my eggs over medium and Tiffany likes hers scrambled and well done.

Fried Eggs ~ Lifeofjoy.meNo, that is not a pancake! It is how Tiffany likes her scrambled eggs cooked.

Place on top of cooked zucchini.

Eggs on Zucchini ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Add some nutritional yeast for a nice cheesy taste and lots of vitamins. (It took me a eating the nutritional yeast a few times before I warmed up to it and tasted it as cheesy, so give it a few tries.)

Eggs and Hash ~ Lifeofjoy.meThis one is so simple I hesitate to write up the recipe but here goes.

Eggs and Hash

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put a little coconut oil in your pan or spray it with oil instead.
  2. Add zucchini.
  3. Season as desired, I used some salt and a bit of pepper.
  4. Cook, cook, cook, until desired tenderness/brownness
  5. Move the zucchini to the side and cook 2 eggs on the other side of the pan, as desired.
  6. Place zucchini hash on plate and top with cooked eggs.
  7. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a nice cheesy taste, with lots of vitamins.
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I hope this recipe gets you out of your egg rut. ;)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

PS. I got this recipe from Trim Healthy Mama, just gotta give credit where credit is due. ;)

Egg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.me

Egg Muffins

Low-carb breakfast that can help use up bits of leftovers and make a tasty meal.

Last year at the young adult conference at our church, we had muffins, donuts, yogurt, apples, and bananas. By the last day, I couldn’t take any more sweet foods, so I brought two dozen eggs and made some baked eggs. They loved them.

So, this year, we planned to have some egg dishes each day. I made those wonderful baked eggs on two days. For two dozen of them I scrambled the egg before pouring it in the ham lined muffin cups. One day I made a delicious crescent egg ring, which I will share with you one day soon. The other two days I made these egg muffins, which can be made with any ingredients you want or have on hand. It is a great recipe to take advantage of the bits of veggies or leftovers that need to be used.

I chose to use sausage and cheese in a dozen, sauted onions, mushrooms, peppers (red, green, orange, and yellow) and cheese in a dozen, and all of the above in two dozen.

Dice onion, mushroom, and bell pepper. Sauté in a bit of olive oil. (Today I sautéed it in bacon grease.)

Egg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.meMake sure your meat is cooked. During the conference one day, I used bagged bacon bits with the sausage and it turned out pretty good. :)

I sprayed my ramekins, since I was only making two this morning, otherwise I would have used a muffin tin, like I did for the conference. Spray them well!!!

Egg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.meCrack one egg for each muffin and scramble.

Egg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.meEgg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.meAdd salt and pepper.

Add about one tablespoon of sautéed veggies, and one tablespoon of meat for each muffin. It really doesn’t matter much, it’s a forgiving recipe. :)

Egg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.meDivide it evenly between your cups, filling about 2/3 full. My ramekins are larger than the muffin tin, so they are only about half full.

Egg Muffins ~ Lifeofjoy.meSprinkle a little cheese on each and bake on 350º for 20 minutes or so. (Or 450º for about 12-15 minutes.)

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You can add whatever ingredients you want. I’ve seen avocado, spinach, tomato, and broccoli. Really, anything you can think of will probably work. :)

Egg Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sauted veggies
  • 1 tablespoon cooked, crumbled/chopped meat
  • 1 tablespoon cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Crack egg into a bowl and break it up with a fork or small whisk.
  2. Spray ramekin or muffin cup with oil, coating the cup well.
  3. Add salt, pepper, meat and veggies to the egg and stir.
  4. Pour into ramekin.
  5. Top with cheese.
  6. Bake ate 350º for 15-20 minutes or 450º 12-15 minutes.
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Enjoy!

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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