A simple meal
-and good nourishment when you are busy and you just need something to hold you over so you don’t go hungry and over-eat when you get to the dinner table.
When I was a kid, we could have egg for dinner once a week . I loved it. My mom served it with dark rye bread and bacon. I grew up in bacon country, but these days I more into veggies.
Eggs are versatile as a meal and provide a good complete protein. That means; all 9 essential amino acids are in there. All foods have protein, even your broccoli. But do get your eggs from happy free roaming chicks that are not sitting in a prison laying eggs. You might also want to make sure that what they eat is healthy and GMO free.
WHAT IS PROTEIN?
Protein is a chain of amino acids, which are the building blocks for the body and cells. There are 22 amino acids; 9 of these are essential, which means you need them everyday. These amino acids are in all your foods in varying degrees.
Think of protein as an extender and builder. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for your body, muscles and brain, but protein, when consumed alongside carbohydrates, helps your body process those carbohydrates in an optimal way, providing long-lasting energy.
Protein by itself can also provide energy, but in a much less desirable way than when it works alongside carbohydrates. If you rely only on protein alone, your body has to convert muscle mass to energy, which depletes your muscles — it is much better to let the glucose in complex carbohydrates provide energy to your muscles. You have probably heard that protein is needed to build muscle; more correctly, it is needed to RE-build muscle tissue, which is continually “torn” and then rebuilt during weight training. It is still the glucose from carbohydrates that the muscles need for optimal energy.
In addition to repairing muscle tissue, protein also rebuilds and maintains your cells, tissue, skin and hair. It is essential for your metabolism and your body’s natural detoxification process, and it is integral for DNA repair, optimal immune system function, brain neurotransmitters and cell communication.
When it comes to mastering your hunger and giving yourself the energy you need, you will find that every day is not the same: on some days, you may need more protein and fat, on others more carbohydrates. What does not change is the fact that any complete meal contains three elements: carbohydrates from vegetables and/or whole grains, protein, and fat. The proportion of these three elements to each other will vary according to the needs of each individual person and to the needs of that person on each day. Lifestyle, environmental conditions, and energy requirements all vary not only from person to person but also from day to day and even hour to hour. With most diets, food proportions and portion size are determined “by the numbers” — with a focus on calories “burned” during exercise, for instance. What we really need is a more nuanced measurement based on considering all of our daily activities.
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- Egg – 2 per person
- Water (1 tbs per 2 eggs)
- Sea-salt, herbs, pepper
- Any veggie you would like to add, here I used sliced onion. 1 whole onion for 4 eggs.
Mix the egg, water and spices
Pour it into a oiled pan with high sides and put it on the stove-top, use low heat. I like to use a cast iron pan for this.
Add the onion (or veggies) and let it sit to simmer at low heat. Add a lid. If you want to make a personal size use a small pan and you can turn in over like a pancake.
It needs about 15-20 minutes depending on how cooked you want your eggs.