Monday, January 25, 2010

Eggactly What I Wanted For Lunch

My wife makes killer egg salad and it's a treat for me whenever she whips it up. I wanted to have it for lunch but I was concerned about all those egg yolks and the fat and cholesterol levels (amazing, me worried about stuff like this). So we came up with an alternative recipe simply using less yolks with less fat/cholestrol that ended up tasting great. I'm sure we weren't breaking new ground or anything but it sure hit the spot. Isn't dieting fun?

In a medium size mixing bowl combine and mix the following:

2 chopped hard boiled eggs
3 chopped hard boiled egg whites
1 chopped stalk of Celery
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon lite mayo
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Serve with 16 Reduced Fat Wheat Thins, 5 carrot sticks and a Sabra hummus single.

Here are the numbers:

Calories: 552
Fat: 34g
Carbs: 3g
Protein: 23g
Sodium: 655mg
Cholesterol: 429mg

Still a little high on the cholesterol but for me having it once it a while is fine. You could remove another egg yolk if you wanted to cut it down even more.

Making food enjoyable is a part of the journey that keeps me on track




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  2. Finding enjoyable low fat food is a big key! Everytime i experiment with food and come up with a yummy creation, i write it down. I'm going to eventualy make a cook book out of them :o)
    Your carrots look funny. Why are they round at the ends? Are they cooked?

  3. Another delicious meal! You will have to make a recipe book by the end of this. Have a great day.

  4. Cactus... carrots are raw.. they come rounded that way from the store.

  5. That sounds really delicious! I will have to try it out, I am always on the prowl for new recipes to keep eating fun and varied.

  6. I love finding ways to rework favourite meals to make them healthier.

  7. I love finding ways of making old favorites into new healthy and tasty alternatives. I think it is a key to success.