Monday, April 14, 2008

Eat Better Mondays

This morning for breakfast I had a poached egg on my new favorite bread called “Women’s Bread,” with a side of steamed asparagus. This super yummy meal has all the healthy components of a good breakfast, such as protein, good carbs and fiber. Plus it takes less time then it probably took you to get your Grande Mocha Frappuccino (380 calories, 47 g sugar, 15 g fat) and a bran muffin (410 calories 36 g sugar, 14 g fat) from Starbucks.

Making a breakfast like this is easier than you think. Try it first on a weekend and you will realize how easy it is.

Light colored Vinegar (rice vinegar or cider vinegar)
1 free range organic egg
1 slice of bread

Fill and 8” skillet with about 2” of water add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove from heat to allow the bubbles to die down. First, crack egg into a small bowl (so you can make sure the yolk doesn’t break and there are no shells). Then gently slide the egg into the hot water, cover skillet with a lid and let the egg cook for 5-6 minutes. While the eggs are cooking steam the asparagus and toast a slice of bread. After 5-6 minutes, remove the egg with a slotted spoon and place it on top of toast. Add a teaspoon of butter and a little salt & pepper. Serve asparagus along side your egg.

Not a chef?

Well you don’t have to be. As I have mentioned before, one of the best ways to control your weight is if you learn to cook a few things. It does not need to be overly complicated or time consuming. If you are just getting started I recommend “How to Boil Water” brought to you by the Food Network. This book will teach you the basics from how to hold a knife to roasting chicken. It has lots of great pictures and breaks things down step by step:


ronnwaters said...

I recommend Alton Brown's books and Jamie Oliver's. We use Jamies' all the time and have never had a bad meal out of them. AB's are fun to read and are more about HOW/WHY than just a collections of recipes.

Valerie Waters said...

I like Jamie Olive too!!