Monday, November 19, 2012

Eggs-N-Oats and Variations

On Sunday morning I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee while looking at recipes on line, thinking about what I would like to have for breakfast.

I have been reading The Abs Diet For Women by David Zinczenko, and while I don't need to lose any weight, I am definitely working on building strong and lean muscle.  One of the staples in his food plan is oats. 

I do like oats, but I don't like to eat a lot of grains of any kind, and I always need to have some sort of protein with them.  Otherwise, I am looking for something to eat a couple of hours later.

I found a recipe on SparkPeople that sounded interesting called Eggs-N-Oats.  It was a mixture of egg, egg whites, raw oats, and milk, all scrambled up in fry pan.  Intriguing yes?

So I looked at the Nutritional Information and read all the reviews and decided to go ahead and try it.

I made the recipe as written and halved it.  After seasoning with a bit of salt and pepper, I served it with a half ounce of grated cheddar cheese on the top, a slice of lean deli ham, a cherry tomato, and half a Ruby Red grapefruit.  (We are both so happy to see these beautiful red grapefruits show up in our local produce markets at this time of year and just cannot get enough of them.)






It was really good!  I was afraid that the oats wouldn't be cooked enough but they were.  The Captain liked it too, but he thinks it would be even better if it were 'eggier'...  by adding a second whole egg to the mixture. 

I suggest that you go and read the reviews on SparkPeople as there are lots of interesting suggestions there to make this dish different every time you cook it... with the addition of different veggies, spices and seasonings, or even yogurt and fruit, or cooking it like a pancake instead of a scramble.

Eggs-N-Oats
  • 1 whole fresh egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup raw rolled oats
  • 2 Tbs milk
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and cook in a skillet that has been coated with non-stick spray.
  2. Season as desired and serve warm.
Weight Watchers P+ = 7.
Calories 268; Protein 19g; Carbohydrate 30g; Fat 8g; Fibre 4g.

If you divide it in half the N.I. looks like this:

Weight Watchers P+ = 3.
Calories 134; Protein 10g; Carbohydrate 15g; Fat 4g; Fibre 2g.

I am sure that if I had not added the cheese, ham, tomato, and grapefruit to the plate, that this would not be enough for a meal in itself.    So, this morning I made up a single serving for myself and after sauteing a bit of red pepper, tomato, mushroom and spinach I added:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 Tbs milk
The N.I . (without the veggies ) would then work out to:

Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 201; Protein 14g; Carbohydrate 20g; Fat 7g; Fibre 3g.

 
It was delicious and really filling. I like the texture of the oats in the scrambled egg and veggie mixture... a LOT!




Mix all the ingredients together.
 

Pour into warm prepared pan.
 

Cook till egg is firm but not dried out... about 4 minutes.
 

Season and serve.


Nice texture and the oats give the eggs some oomph!  You won't miss the toast!



What do you think?  Would you add oats or other grains to your srambled eggs?



4 comments:

  1. I love eggs and oats! You can add anything to it - love that versatility when I want something sweet vs. salty.

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  2. I scramble them together daily! Love the combo!

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  3. eggs and oats make such a nutritious combo!!

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  4. I love eggs and I love oats, but I have never tried them together!

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