Hey Mrs. K!
Remember its Egg WHITES. so by volume, its less than 5 eggs (and don't worry if you only are eating 3-4... I had to work up to 4-5 for a few weeks, finally making it in weeks 7-8 when I'd wake up STARVING)
anyhoo... here are the ways I make/use egg whites:
-breakfast sandwich/"mc"muffin style. Easiest way: stick a whole wheat english muffin or multigrain sandwich "slender" into toaster. spray a small round tupperware with non-stick spray, add egg whites and microwave for 1:30-1:45. put one side of 'bun' over cooked eggs, invert out of tupperware, add topped. Takes about two and a half minutes. You can add spices, chilis, fat-free cream cheese, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, or feta to the eggs if you want different flavor
-veggie & egg scrambles. I vary the type of veggies and the spices I use. I suck at omelettes, so mine always come out as scrambles. you can also add a little chicken or turkey or cheese or (my favorite) salsa to add variety.
-breakfast burritos. similar to above, using fajita veggies (green/red sweet peppers and onions) and salsa and a whole-wheat tortilla. again low-fat/fat-free cheese if you just can't stand them plain, but the salsa really should be enough. Avocado is also good.
-Fritatta or Mexican egg casserole. when I want to make a larger batch for guests or left-overs. There are several good fritatta recipes in SparkRecipes (salmon & cream cheese), but usually make them with a lot of veggies. Mexican egg casserole is my former MiLs recipe and seems heavy on the cheese but one serving is still only about 200 calories...
-fruit smoothies. Instead of using protein powder, I sometimes use pasteurized egg whites to make my fruit smoothies. less thick (using frozen fruit helps) but more 'clean'
-egg fried rice. lots of veggies(remove after cooking), half cooked egg whites, add a half cup of brown rice (refridgerated leftover rice works best), stir and re-add veggies, cook until done. yep, I even eat this at breakfast-- in fact, had it today!
That's what I got off the top of my head... anyone else??
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