Thursday, April 8, 2010

Food Lovers Unite

As a food lover I can’t resist the chance to share something really delicious that managed to create itself in my kitchen this morning. I’ve been making a point of cooking hearty breakfasts for myself each day over the past few months. Some days it makes me a little later to work than I would like, but I work on a flex schedule and I have yet to regret starting the day with something tasty. Plus, I’m putting faith in the old adage that breakfast is the most important in a healthy diet.

So, lately I’ve been eating eggs. Lots of eggs. Did you know that the combination of nutrients in one whole egg makes it nearly the perfect food item? Yep, they get a bad rap because of cholesterol but they are actually very good for you in a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. Most mornings I’ve been eating them scrambled with a little mozzarella cheese and fresh mushrooms. Delicious.

Today, however, I got up a little earlier than normal and had a chance to search through the fridge for some other tasty items. Lo and behold, in just a few moments I had assembled a most delicious breakfast delicacy. Have you tried these? Earth Grains Thin Buns. Go buy them NOW! This morning I took only the bottom half of one of thes e yummy “thin buns” (Does it crack anyone else up that a healthy bread that you might eat when trying to thin your own “buns” is called a “thin bun”? No? Just me? Alrighty, then. Moving on.). To this bottom half of a thin bun I added just a tiny touch of mayo. Just enough for flavor, not enough to add all that fat and calories I didn’t need. Next layer was fresh baked ham leftover from Easter lunch torn into bite size pieces for easy eating. Then slices of tomato and a couple of ounces of very thinly sliced mozzarella. I popped this in the oven on broil for a few minutes to make everything nice and melty while I scrambled up a fresh organic egg. As soon as the cheese was bubbly and the thin bun was getting crispy, my egg was done. I added the fluffy egg to the top of my tower of goodness with a light sprinkle of kosher salt and WHALAA!

Folks, it doesn’t get much tastier. You can eat it with a fork or hold it in your hand and cram it into your mouth while driving with your knee like I do. Either way it’s perfectly delicious and wonderfully filling.

1 comment:

  1. I am all abut the thin buns. On nights when you're craving Olive Garden but want to watch your calories, they are great for toasting and dipping in olive oil/balsamic vinegar, too!

    And your "thin buns" thought cracked me up -- that had not occurred to me and now I am tremendously disappointed in myself!