I looooovvve eating healthy. It makes me feel so good, and energetic, and happy, and healthy, and….. You get the point. Anyhow, good food and nutrition are a passion of mine, and that’s why I want to make part of this blog about food, nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I know that when I eat crap, I feel like crap. Not that I don’t ever eat crap, but it’s all about balance, self control and not being an extremist.
I believe that God gave us good, natural, healthy foods to do our body good. Hence, if you eat the good that God gave, you reap the benefits. YEAH! Ok, I have two recipes for you today. Below you will find the instructions.
Egg Cups – Steam the spinach. Saute the tomato, onion, green pepper and mushrooms in olive oil. Separate the eggs into a bowl (don’t worry if you get some yolk in there too. I did). Grease or spray your muffin tins (a 12 muffin making pan is good). Put a little bit of egg white in each one. Then divide the spinach and sauteed veggies and top them off with the rest of the egg white. Sprinkle in a little salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like (I put a splash of pimenta sauce in each one too). Bake at 180 C (350 F) for about 20 minutes or until done.
Ok, the benefits of egg whites, our first superfood – Each egg white has only about 16 calories, 0 g of fat and a whole whopping 5 grams of protein. They also contain potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron. No wonder they’re called a ‘superfood’.
Guacamole – Chop up the onion, tomato, cilantro. Scoop the avocado meat into a bowl a mush it up, leaving chunks. Add the onion, tomato and cilantro. Squeeze 1/2 of a lime (to avoid oxidization of the avocado) and add the salt, pepper, and if desired, a splash of tabasco or pimenta (for the brazilians). Mix it all up and Voila.
Avocados are awesome. In Brazil, avocados are eaten sweet (it is strange for a Brazilian to think of avocados as a salty or savory food). They have the highest protein content of all fruits and contain no sodium or cholesterol. 75% of their fat is unsaturated (mono & poly) and supply us with necessary fatty acids that our bodies need. Research has shown that they are good for those that have problems with cholesterol, diabetes and they contain an antioxidant that could help prevent certain types of cancer. They’re excellent for the eyes and yes, for weightloss. They are a source of fibre, vitamin E, potassium and B vitamins.
Suggestion for using the two together: Take 3-5 of the egg cups and 1/4 cup of guacamole and enjoy. I’m telling you, it will satisfy your hunger, stave off cravings and keep you full for a good amount of time.
EAT UP – YUM!
Ok, I would absolutely love to hear what you think. Also, if you have any suggestions or other special egg and/or avocado recipes, please share them.