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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Scrambled Eggs and Spinach with Feta Cheese (Lean Breakfast Choice)

By: Alex Liska

I like to use frozen spinach when making this because I find that when I use the fresh spinach to cook with I could use a whole lot but once it's cooked it shrinks to almost nothing. I suggest thawing the spinach over-night.

Ingredients:
-1/2 package frozen spinach (thawed)
-1 egg and 250ml (1cup) eggwhites
-1/4 cup skim milk
-2-3 tbsp light feta cheese
-2 tsp. extra-virgin coconut oil
-1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
-1/4 tsp. paprika
-1/4 tsp. black pepper
-Sea salt (the feta cheese is quite salty but if that's not enough you can sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on it)

Directions:
-In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg, egg-whites, skim milk, paprika and black pepper very well. On a med/high heat setting, sautee the onions in 1 tsp. coconut oil until slightly browned, then add the spinach. Now, place the spinach/onions in the bowl and mix well. Use the other teaspoon of coconut oil in the frying pan and scramble the egg/spinach/onions mixture in it and cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on how well you like your eggs done. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top of the scrambled egg/spinach and place in a preheated 450-500degree Fahrenheit oven for a few minutes. Everyone's oven is different so check to make sure it doesn't burn, the point of this is for the feta cheese to melt over the eggs/spinach and turn golden-brown. Serve and Enjoy!!! :)

This is a great Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner choice. It's very low in carbs, high in fiber, calcium and iron. Eggs are a nutrient-packed food and the egg-whites really increase the protein content of this dish!
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-Alex L.

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