Thursday, September 16, 2010
Happy Thursday! This is my busiest day of the week most often, although Wednesdays are fast in the running.
I realized this week, just HOW much money I spend on eating out--and it's not just fancy dinners or weekend eats in Stillwater. I drop at LEAST 20 dollars a week on little breakfast/brunch eats as I bike from appointment to appointment or home from class.
WHY? I feel like I deserve little treats for working so hard. Hm. There is a flaw there, I know it. SO, I am revowing to cook more at home. Yesterday, instead of stopping at my favorite breakfast place, I came home and attempted to make my first egg white um...omelet.
It didn't work so well, so it quickly became an egg white scramble! Add in's: Broccoli, ground flax, parmesan and parsley! YUM!
Why egg white? It is full of protein and low in fat! there is no cholesterol and a jumbo white is only about 20 calories! I will have to try again to perfect the omelet part, it didn't work so well even though I used my great omelet pan!
The yolk itself contains 60 calories and has gotten a bad rap for containing cholesterol etc. BUT, it also has Omega 3's and vitamin D. I am usually a full egg omelet kind of girl, especially when the good aspects of a yolk out weigh the bad.
An old pic of the best full egg omelet ever...
Are you an egg white only eater or do you hit up the full egg? I am dabbling, but either way the scramble was a great way to use what I had at home for a healthy brunch!