Thursday, January 27, 2011

Meal Ideas: Meat and Eggs


Sorry for the lack of creativity on the name... i keep things simple around these parts.

Back Story (skip if you don't care)
Anyway, I've been eating mass quantities of eggs for as long as I can remember.  Mainly because they are super cheap, high and protein, and cook super fast.

Well if you're anything like me, then it's probably safe to assume you've gotten "egg'ed out" at some point.  I remember getting to a point where the sight or smell of them made me gag.  So I changed how I cooked them... loved over hard at first, then did omelets for a while, dabbled in some poached eggs, hard-boiled, and lately i've been all about over easy... nothing quite like a runny yoke.

In November I spent some time in Chile and became addicted to a meal called Lomo a lo Pombre ("The poor man's steak") which essentially is Steak and Eggs. When I returned to the States I started making every conceivable variation of this meal... you name a meat and I mixed it with eggs.

Meat & Eggs
Anyway, here's one of the many variations of Meat & Egg dominant meals I make sometimes 2-3 times per day.  Why do I eat it so frequently? Because it's easy, super fast to make, cheap, delicious and eating the same thing over and over helps me stay consistent with my daily calories. The more variety you add to your day, the less likely you're going to be to stick to a consistent diet.

One thing to keep in mind, this meal is based on a 205 lb male specimen (referring to myself incase you didn't catch that... just kidding... but seriously...) adjust your serving size based on your height, weight, activity level, muscle, etc. Remember that veggies are very low calorie wise, so you'll want to increase your protein and fat intake overall for this meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Whole Eggs (I like it over easy, but cook it however you like. You can use a mixture of whole eggs and egg whites.)
  • Veggie mixture (Frozen peas, bell peppers, and spinach that I mixed up the night before)
  • 2 handfuls of Fresh Spinach
  • Small Slice of Turkey Meatloaf (left over from the night before). Substitute for anything though... E.g. Hamburger or Turkey burger patty, steak, ground beef or turkey, chicken breast or thighs, any left over meat.

Throw it all in a pan, swallow a few fish oil pills and Boomskies you've got yourself a high protein, moderate fat, and low glycemic carbohydrate meal of champions.

Enjoy!


2 comments:

  1. Love it. And, in case you haven't tried them, you can get a two pack of eight Aidell's chicken and apple sausages at Costco. Waaaaay cheaper than Whole Foods. They are the only sausage I've found made without sugar. Slice them down the middle and they blacken quickly in the skillet. I eat them with eggs and avocado for a substantial dinner.

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