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I’ve always loved eggs. They are, seriously, a perfect food. One egg is a protein packed, low-calorie, high satisfaction guarantee!

And lately, I’ve been eating a lot of eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even though I am no longer a vegetarian, I still don’t eat very much meat, so eggs provide me with the protein I crave.

For me, a perfect breakfast is a sunny side up egg cracked over a slice of WW toast with lots of hot sauce (and some cottage cheese on the side for extra lasting power).

Looks weird,  but trust me, it’s a really good combo!

For dinner, I recently tried my own version of “beans and toast” for dinner using some TJ’s baked beans… topped with a perfect sunny side up egg. Simple, easy, and so satisfying for a weeknight meal.

There was a little bit of cheddar on their, too!

And recently, Loren and I made a miraculous discovery. Well, not so miraculous, but a life-changing event for us nonetheless….  We started hard boiling a carton eggs on Sundays, so they are ready for snacks and meals for the rest of the week! So easy, so life altering- REALLY!

I’m sure most of you guys have your own egg boiling recipes, but for those of you, who, like me, were a little clueless in this department, I found an easy system:

  • Put eggs in pot
  • Cover with cold water, at least 1 inch higher than the top of the eggs
  • Put vinegar in water (I use rice vinegar) to prevent the whites from coming through any cracks. Add salt to help it boil faster
  • Cover, bring to boil
  • Once the water is at a ROLLING boil, bring down heat to medium low, and cook for another 8-10 minutes, depending on how well you want them cooked
  • When you remove the eggs from stove, put them in a bowl of ice water so they STOP cooking right away
  • Put in your fridge and enjoy all week!

I don’t know why we didn’t start doing this sooner. It’s been so nice to have these guys in the fridge, ready to be made in to lovely kitchen creations. While I love eating them plain with salt-and-pepper, I love cutting them up (one whole egg, one white) and having them on toast for breakfast.

I love spreading cream cheese, really good butter, or a little bit of sharp cheddar on the bread as well.

And one day when I was home for lunch, I made the most delicious egg salad using one egg and two egg whites (mayo, mustard, s &p).

Having the eggs ready makes these kinds of healthy meals so simple and fast.

YUM!

So, us egg eaters are on a whole new kick. We buy two cartons of large, cage free eggs a week and hard boil a dozen every Sunday.

I just ate my last for snack while posting, so I can’t wait for a fresh batch tomorrow!

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9 Hours

Good (late) Morning, all! I’m loving the still-pretty-warm weather we are having this month. Yesterday I got into the fall season and made a delicious batch of pumpkin oats. It had:

  • 1/2 cup multigrain cereal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp PB
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Butter
  • Sprinkle of trail mix
  • 2 tbsp of flax seed

I guess it was a lot! It was delicious ( I think the trail mix makes  perfect topping) but I couldn’t finish it. I hit a wall about 2/3 through and just couldn’t eat more. I think the oats + PB combo is reaaaally filling!

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I love taking food pictures in the morning light. They come out so much more beautifully!

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One hearty spoonful…

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I packed my lunch and decided to snap some photos of it all ready to go at home, so I didn’t have to lug my camera to work. I tend to over-pack for the day and bring lots of snacks just in case I get really hungry. I would much rather have too much than have to go out and buy a less healthy food item to munch on. Also, I worked from 12-8 yesterday, so I am never sure how hungry I will be.

My eats for the day included: brown rice and beans, baby carrots, grapes, a Nature’s Path granola bar, an apple, and a TJ’s yogurt.

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I ate all of it except for the yogurt. I ended up getting a hot chocolate (half milk, half water) when I was out, so I didn’t need the yogurt.

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The beans and rice were delicious because I added some salsa to the mix and let all of the flavors combine for a while in the fridge overnight. It was perfect!

By the time I got home, around 8:30, I wasn’t too hungry and just wanted something quick and easy for dinner. I didn’t feel much like using the stove, so I just had a toasted sandwich with turkey bologna, cheddar, and tomato on Quinoa Bread- with some yellow mustard. My goblet was filled with sparkling water and a splash of real (unsweetened) cranberry juice.

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Because I am weird, I had some bizarre “sides” with my “entre”. They included:

A quarter of an avocado,

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Some wasabi peas,

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and some grapes.

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Then I made the mistake of watching ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” on the food network. Of course, all of that delicious looking diner food made me hungry! But I was “good” and just munched on some baby carrots- I knew it was fake hunger and they hit the spot.

Then I hit the sack and slept for 9 whole hours! I’m like a baby- I need way more sleep than most people but I usually don’t get more than 8. Because I’ve been exercising for the last 3 days and my calves are really sore, I gave myself the morning off, and I used it for some zzzz’s. I guess I needed it!

P.S. I have added a new page to my blog entitled “Fitness” where I will post my weekly workouts at the end of every week. This will help me to stay on track and will let any interested readers see more clearly how I break a sweat!

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