You read the title and you're laughing at me. I imagine it right now. You're sitting at your computer, laughing. You're saying, "Yeah right, Cathy! You're joking! You can't eat low calorie bacon and eggs breakfast!"
Seriously. My boyfriend and I just enjoyed a Sunday breakfast with Bacon, egg and hash brown with 310 calories.
Now to be fair, it is higher in fat than my normal breakfast. It's Sunday breakfast. This is well within the 'enjoy real food and be happy' diet. We don't eat this everyday. This is way better than any Denny's breakfast loaded with lard.
"You can't eat bacon and lose weight!" Life without bacon...I can't imagine it. Mmmm bacon...
Again, Sunday bacon. I don't eat it everyday. It's that moderation thing. So I'm gonna eat me some bacon and love it, guilt free.
If you read my previous posts, you know that I started my weight loss journey learning how to cook from "30 Minute Meals" and "Calorie Commando" programs on the Food Network. From these two shows, I learned cooking at home can be
1) Fast. 30 minutes prep time and cook time.
2) Healthy. Learn to make healthier versions of your favorite recipes.
What's more all American favorite breakfast than bacon, egg and hashbrowns?
So here's how I prepared my 310 calorie breakfast in about 30 minutes for 2 people.
Le Menu (2 breakfast plates):
2 poached eggs
4 slices bacon
200 grams country style hashed browns
Heat oven to 400F-425F depending on your oven. Start the coffee pot.
Cut 200 grams of yellow potatoes into approximately half inch cubes or less (faster cooking time). You may need to increase cooking time to 45 minutes depending on how large you cube the potatoes. Slice 1 large shallot. Cut 1 bell pepper into large chunks. Put in a baking dish. Coat with 2 teaspoons olive oil, fresh thyme, dried rosemary, salt and pepper. Toss vegetables around until evenly coated. Put in oven.
Turn on grill pan on stovetop with medium heat. Put half inch of water in a wide sauce pan. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Turn on high to boiling.
In two small bowls, crack 1 egg into each, careful not to break the yolk.
Put bacon on hot grill pan.
Turn bacon as necessary.
Pour eggs carefully into the shallow boiling water. Let cook approximately 2 minutes for runny egg, 5 minutes for fully cooked.
Get two plates ready.
Put 2 slices bacon, 1 poached egg and serving of potatoes on each plate. Shred 0.5oz of cheddar cheese on potatoes and egg. Get fork and chow!
I also added sliced kiwi fruit to my plates, which brings the calorie count to a whopping 365.
Compare with Denny's All American Slam with three scrambled eggs with cheese, two bacon strips, two sausage links, hash browns and toast at 1,028 calories.
Sunday breakfast has always been a special breakfast day for me. I don't need to give it up. I just needed to learn to make it better. And I'm keeping the bacon.