A vital part to healthy eating is creating various dishes that are not only good for me but filling. One can only eat oatmeal so many times during a week!
It’s very easy to resort to low fat options in the USA, but not here. I find that I have to seriously watch my portions to keep my calories in check, while at the same time getting enough nutrients to fill me up for more than 15 minutes. Not an easy feat unfortunately. Let’s take for example scrambled eggs. Below are 2 recipes with their calorie count:
Classic Scrambled Eggs
- 2 Eggs
- Pam Cooking Spray
- In a small saucepan heat spray on medium low heat then add eggs.
- Heat and stir until eggs are cooked through.
Indulgent Salmon Scrambled Eggs
- 1/2T Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2T Heavy Cream
- 1/4 cup Salmon, chopped (optional)
- 1 Green Onion or Scallion, sliced
- In a small pan,
- Heat butter in small saucepan on low heat.
- Beat together eggs and cream in a small bowl.
- Pour eggs onto melted butter and continually stir them until almost cooked through.
- Right before the eggs completely cooked sprinkle in sliced green onion and salmon. Stir until cooked through. Serve warm with extra green onions.
230 Calories (without the salmon)
There’s obviously a big calorie difference… 90 calories is not a small indulgence when you’re counting calories. That’s an apple or 9 piece of Mark and Spencer’s Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Potato Chips (I kind of have an obsession with them).
This means I need to decide, which scrambled eggs will I make from this point forward? The Indulgent Scrambled Eggs of course! They were by far the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever tasted!
Not only were they so scrumptious, they were VERY filling! Like, half way through my two eggs and I looked at my hubby and said, “Jeez! I’m full already!” But they were too good so I kept eating until I licked the dish clean. And you know what? I was full and satisfied! I ate breakfast at 9:30 and wasn’t hungry AT ALL until 2:00. Don’t laugh but that’s like a record for me. (I’m a notorious snacker) After eating classic scrambled eggs, I’m ready for a snack after about an hour.
Here’s a little tip for you, to make sure you have the fluffiest eggs ever…. cook them on low heat and stir constantly! I added salmon, but you could completely omit it or add sausage, bacon, or chopped deli meat if you so wish.