Your mom was right about breakfast: Tomato, Basil Scramble
Feb. 15, 2011 10:23 am
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011 9:41 pm
When your mom told you "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," she wasn't far from the truth. For those of us trying
to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle, breakfast is a must. And no, coffee doesn't count!
Why is breakfast so important?
- Study after study has shown that the majority of people who have lost weight and kept it off eat breakfast.
- Eating early in the day prevents "starvation eating" later. In other words, it helps you say no to the cream-filled doughnuts your office-mate brought in and from over-doing it at lunch.
- Finally, it gives you the energy you need to get your day started.
But not all breakfasts are created equal. Try to include:
- High fiber grains, avoid that white toast
- Lean protein such as eggs or Greek yogurt
- Include fruits and vegetables
For this dish, I used a combination of eggs and egg substitute. You could just as easily use egg whites. But instead of just scrambled eggs, I tossed in some diced tomato, upped the flavor with some dry basil and finished it off with naturally low-fat Parmesan
cheese. I used canned tomatoes because flavorful fresh tomatoes are impossible to find this time of year. When fresh is available, try sauteeing a cup of cherry tomatoes, set them aside and then add them to eggs. Yum. I served them with some turkey breakfast
sausage and whole wheat English muffins.
This dish is quick, easy, delicious and only 219 calories with 15 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber and 16
grams of protein.
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