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Monday, October 29, 2012

Sun. Oct 28th

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat Eggs!

Daily Tidbit:  I love EggsThey are great for Breakfast, for Lunch, for a Snack or even Dinner.  They are yummy, filling and super versatile, from poached, scrambled, hard boiled, sunny-side, over easy, to omelets and quiche's to name a few.  

Despite the recent back-lash against Eggs, it turns out they provide loads of health benefits:  they are Low Calorie, a great source of Protein, help with Weight Loss and Weight Management, are good for the Eyes, Hair, Brain, Heart and provide a natural source of Vitamin D to name just a few.  Additionally, one study found that women who ate 6 Eggs a week lowered their risk for Breast Cancer by 44%.  

Check it all out here:



Eggs Over Easy with Whole Wheat Cranberry Oat Bread

Breakfast:  Eggs & Whole Wheat Cranberry Oat Bread
2 Eggs, Over Easy, cooked in Cast Iron Pan sprayed with Canola Oil

1 slice Whole Wheat Cranberry Oat Bread (recipe below), with 1 tsp Brummel n Brown spread
5 oz OJ
Regular Coffee, black    


Baked Veggie Pasta
Baked Veggie Pasta - my plate

Lunch: Baked Veggie Pasta
1 serving Baked Veggie Pasta  (consisting of loads of Veggies tossed with 1/2 cup Beans and 1/4 cup Orzo Pasta; Veggie list below)
10 Red Grapes
Water with Lemon

I made 2 servings worth of this dish in my Cast Iron Pan with 1 tbsp EVOO, chopped Red Onions, Capers, 1 clove Garlic, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, Sweet Peas, Roasted Red Peppers, 1 cup White Cannellini Beans (canned, drained/ rinsed), 1/2 cup cooked Orzo Pasta; topped with Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese and broiled until golden and bubbly!  I ate half -as pictured above - YUM!


Snack: 1/2 Trader Joe's 72% Dark Chocolate Bar (.825 oz), Plain Red Chai Tea


Snack: 4 cups Plain Popcorn (popped in brown paper bag in microwave)


White Bean, Jalapeno Tomato Salsa, Avocado Dip
Cheddar Mozz Nachos

Dinner: Nachos

1 Small Toaster Oven Pan (measuring 6.5 inches by 10.5 inches) layered with White Organic Corn Lower Salt Tortilla Chips topped with Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese & Cheddar Cheese
Bean Salsa Avocado Dip: 1/4 cup White Cannellini Beans, 1/2 cup Tomato Jalapeno Salsa (recipe below), and 1/2 Avocado, chopped
Amber O'Doul's



Dessert: Gala Apple, Water



Whole Wheat Cranberry Oat Bread Recipe:

receipted adapted from:

I liked the above recipe, but made it Whole Grain by using Whole Wheat Flour and made a few other tweaks to make a healthier version.

Preheat oven to 350 and grease loaf pan with Canola Oil Spray.

Meanwhile in a large bowl mix:

-1 cup Quick Cooking Oats

-1. 5 cups Whole Wheat Flour

-1 cup White Flour

-1/2 cup Sugar

-1 tsp Baking Soda

-1 tsp Baking Powder

-1/2 tsp Salt

-1/2 tsp Cinnamon

-Dash Nutmeg

In another large bowl mix:

-2 Eggs

-4 oz Apple Sauce

-2 tbsp Orange Juice

-1/2 cup Fat Free Milk 

-2 cups Dried Fresh Cranberries 

Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients mixture and mix until everything is moist.  Pour into greased Loaf Pan and Bake for 40 Minutes and serve!

Tomato Jalapeno Salsa Recipe:
Into Food Processor put:

1 Clove Garlic
1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 small White Onion
1 Green Onion/ Scallion
Juice of 1/2 Lime
4 oz can of Jalapeno Peppers 
Salt, to taste   

While processing stream in 1 tbsp EVOO.  Let this sit a few hours before serving for optimal flavor!


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