Sunday, September 12, 2010

My new favorite breakfast...

I just have to share with you guys the awesome recipe I found from "Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Lover." 

First off, let me say how easy it is to use this cook book. Not that using a cookbook is all that difficult. But they do things a little differently over there. You see each meal - whether it be a breakfast, snack, dinner entree, side dish or dessert comes with an "anytime meal" label or a "post-workout meal" label. This book is designed for the "fit food lover."

In other words, "this ain't yo mamma's Betty Crocker cookbook!"

And as I've been telling you guys, you'll see that the "any time meals" are low in grains and low in sugar, while being high in protein and high in unsaturated fats. This method preserves and fuels muscle building while keeping your carbohydrate stores from getting jam packed (which is the main cause of obesity in this country!) While the PW or post-workout meals are fairly high in carbohydrates, DO include grains and are still pretty high in protein (carbs after meals help to usher protein into cells and speed up digestion, you did say you wanted MORE muscle tone, right?)

Onto the recipe!!

This morning I made the "Peaches and Cream Omelet." THIS THING WAS AWESOME!

It took me about 20 minutes to make and was phenomenal!! Here's the basics of it:
  • scramble 2 eggs, and 1/8 cup of egg white, add a 1/8 tspn of cinnamon and 1/4 tspn of sugar. Mix and pour into non-stick pan.
  • Chop 1 peach.
  • In a bowl combine 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1/4 cup of candied pecans and the peach.
  • Once the eggs are almost looking firm, fill the inside of the omelet with 3/4 of the cottage cheese mixture 
  • Fold the omelet over and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Serve with remainder of cheese/peach mixture on top.
It tasted like french toast batter with peaches. It was amazingly good!!

Tomorrow I am trying the Banana Split Oatmeal!

Like I have said in the past, if you're going to be successful at fat loss, you have to have a plan. This book is your weapon in the kitchen. Add it to your arsenal, because as the old saying goes, "Six-packs are made in the kitchen."

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