Scrambled eggs with cottage cheese

Scrambled eggs with cottage cheese combines two very simple ingredients that are used on a regular basis by those wanting to increase their protein macros. Although I prefer to limit dairy every now and then a bit of cottage cheese wont hurt you. Cottage cheese is know to be a good source of protein and then there is the added benefit of some calcium too.

I’m beginning to really like peppers. They never used to be a favourite of mine until the end of last year when I found out how filling and packed with Vitamin C they are! WOW! Vitamin C is  a water soluble vitamin that we can never get to much of (rarely!) and as most know it acts as an anti-oxidant and supports your immune system. The only down side is peppers are night shade vegetables which are considered inflammatory. I find this theory rather contradictory considering there is a load of vitamin C in there, but hey your body is unique and you best learn these things by process of elimination. So if peppers are not your thing I would recommend replacing them with broccoli, asparagus or spinach. The idea is to incorporate high fibre vegetables in to the meal so that you feel full and satiated until your next meal. Never mind the benefits of the phytonutrients in the vegies and how the high fibre content helps your gut! Just kidding 🙂 Those are all important too.

Scrambled eggs and cottage cheese

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • Half a cup of peppers
  • 50 grams of low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 1 tsp coconut oil for cooking
  • Oregano to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Himalayan rock salt to taste

Method:

  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  • Heat pan with about a tsp of coconut oil to cook the peppers on a medium heat.
  • Once peppers are cooked to your liking poor the egg into the pan and scramble with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Add some oregano whilst cooking in the pan until all of the egg is cooked.
  • Place onto a plate and weigh 50 grams of low fat cottage cheese with the avocado slices. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

Total calories: 239

  • Protein 13.5 grams
  • Carbs 7.5 grams
  • Fat 13.5 grams
  • Sugar 4.4grams
  • Fibre 0.0 grams

Peppers are full of vitamin c and thanks to this this meal has 160.8% recommended daily allowance!

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