Every morning I eat some type of eggs for breakfast but have run out of ways to make them after a while. It really takes a lot of creativity to keep getting enough protein in our bodies as ladies. I used to love boiled eggs, simply sliced in half, with salt, pepper and dipped in maple syrup. Try it! It’s pretty tasty…
But after about a week of eating boiled eggs every day you may not want to see another boiled egg. Eggs are a healthy source of protein. Protein helps our bodies have a stronger immune system, build and repair cells, move nutrients and develop hormones.
Really healthy or “complete” proteins are in eggs, fish, dairy, meats and poultry. The protein found in eggs are also lower in carbohydrates.
I always get free range or organic eggs to avoid the chemicals found in animals who are squeezed together in unhealthy conditions or fed antibiotics that seep into our systems when we eat. This same “rule” can be used when getting chicken, beef or any other type of meat (look for free range, organic meats, it will say it on the package.)
Now that all of that health stuff is covered, I wanted to share a recipe that my friend Laurin has created.
She’s one of the classiest women I know, a great teacher and a great cook!
She’s going to be sharing more of her recipes with us to give us quick, simple healthy meal ideas we can make for ourselves, friends and families. Thanks Laurin!
The wheat biscuit recipe is from here: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/08/super-easy-recipe-whole-wheat-biscuits/
Ok, one more health fact: Whole wheat and whole grains are really good for you! Did you know that there are other whole grain alternatives as well like brown rice, millet, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat and spelt? I cook with them all of the time and will share recipes that can get you started eating more whole grains.
They are packed with nutrients like Vitamin B (really good for women of childbearing age, good for women who want to get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy one day), Antioxidants (protect cells, protect and repair tissue), and fiber (cleanses the colon, helps with digestion).
Here are a few organic or all natural brands you can begin to experiment with (I’ll add more fun, simple recipes soon):
And if none of that really makes you want to eat whole grains, guess what else? They help you lose weight! They don’t stick to you like regular old flour!
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who ate mainly whole grains were 49% less likely to gain weight whereas people eating refined grains were more likely to put on the pounds. This is a way to enjoy those “breads” and stay nice and fit!
You can replace your pancakes, biscuits, bread, muffins, cereal, soups, stews and pasta with whole grain options that are less “weighty.”
Here’s a quick and simple way to make a whole grain, fried egg sandwich that you can take with you on the run (skipping the fast food temptation we often crave lol). No more excuses ladies let’s get in shape!
- 2 cups organic whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons cold organic butter
- 1 cup milk (I used almond milk but you can use any kind)
- 2 eggs
- 1-2 organic turkey slices
- Green bell pepper
- Red bell pepper
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- Garlic salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- Instructions: (Biscuits)
- In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a fork.
- Cut the butter into little pea sized pieces and then mix the pieces into the flour mixture.
- Cut in butter to the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. You may use a fork to mash the butter into the flour.It may resemble pea-sized butter pieces covered in flour.
- Then pour in the milk and mix it all together. Knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times and then turn out onto a lightly floured counter or cutting board.
- Pat it out flat with your hands until the dough is a somewhat even ¾-inch thickness (or you may roll it out with a rolling pin).
- Using a cookie cutter or turning a drinking glass upside down, cut out biscuit rounds.
- Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Instructions: (Fried Eggs)
- While biscuits are baking, warm a medium skillet with about 1/2 tsp butter. Once butter has melted, crack eggs directly onto skillet (keeping yoke in tack).
- Add garlic salt to taste. Cook to desired firmness.
- Biscuits should be just about done by this time. In the meantime, slice several slivers of both the green and red peppers. If desired, warm turkey slices on skillet.
- Once the biscuits are complete, slice one in half. Place slice of turkey on each. Then top each with fried egg.
- To complete, garnish eggs with peppers and black pepper.