Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cheesy Egg White Scramble with Peppers and Spinach


Summer has arrived!

It's going to be our first 90° day of the year! I knew this to be true when the temperature was 77° at 9 am. I took the dogs out about 1 pm (86°) , and Gizmo promptly collapsed in a panting heap after his usual romp around the yard. I love when he pants. So cute. Anyhoo, this sunny weather has given me some extra pep in my step, knowing I need to step-up my workouts to have tank-top ready arms. And half the battle is eating correctly...

I'm always shocked by how much food you can eat when it's healthy! I was looking at this whole scramble, comparable in size to maybe a piece of pizza. Maybe bigger than a piece of pizza. One piece of pizza from Papa John's with "the works" is 330 calories. This whole scramble is 176 calories! I had this for lunch, topped with guacamole, and with a cup of strawberries. Lunch for under 300 calories. With 18 grams of protein, 118% of my daily Vitamin A, and 134% of my daily Vitamin C. I'm feeling pretty satisfied :)

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup peppers, chopped (I used red, yellow, and orange peppers)
1 cup spinach
6 tbsp egg whites
salt and pepper to taste
1 oz part skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and peppers to skillet, saute 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach to pan, and saute just until spinach is wilted, 30 seconds.
3. Turn heat down to medium. Add egg whites to pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Start to scramble egg whites, pushing the edges of the whites towards the center. Continue pushing edges to the center until egg whites are cooked all the way through.
4. Remove from heat and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let cheese melt, scrape scramble from pan onto a plate, and serve immediately.

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