High Protein Spicy Tuna Egg Salad

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This doesn’t sound like much..but trust me it’s good, creamy & rich with half the fat and double the protein of regular egg salad. This makes a delicious, filling low-carb meal on it’s own or it would go great on a sandwich! You can increase or decrease the spice based on personal preference.

 

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

    • 1 whole egg boiled chopped
  • 1 can of tuna (about 140g) shredded
  • 1 cup egg whites seasoned with black pepper and a little salt cooked like a pancake (cooked in a pan sprayed with pam over medium-low heat, flip half way through, don’t brown the egg too much, just enough!) slice into chunks and place in the fridge to chill.
  • 70g ripe avocado chopped into chunks(about 1/3 of a large avocado)
  • 2 tbsp 2% cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1 whole Green Onion finely chopped
  • Sriracha Sauce to taste
  • salt/pepper to taste

Directions: 

Sauce:

In a food processor, combine 1/2 the avocado chunks, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, a little salt/pepper and some sriracha sauce to taste and mix until smooth. (If you are lazy like me, you can just mash everything together decently well with a fork, haha).

Putting it together:

In a medium bowl, combine your egg whites & egg. Before adding in the tuna, stir it into the sauce you created and then add the tuna/sauce mixture to the eggs along with the leftover avocado chunks. Mix well and sprinkle with green onion. Give it one last toss and top with additional sriracha sauce as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition for entire recipe: 16g fat, 10g carbs, 40g protein & 5g fibre

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Quick Rosemary and Thyme Egg whites

best rosemary egg whites

Rosemary Egg WhitesI love egg whites, they are so versatile, I mean you can use them in cookies, cakes, meatballs, smoothies, souffles, omelettes, meringues etc. Plus they are super high in protein and a great way to fill you up without making you feel heavy.

But plain, egg whites can get..well, a little boring. So, if you are like me and get bored eating plain foods over and over again, why not try this simple recipe to spice up your egg whites with very minimal effort! With all the great spices and flavour, it’s easy to get in your egg white protein for the day!  Take me to the recipe!

Dinner & Bedtime Snack

Zucchini Pasta

Tonight I had a great tasting dinner of Zucchini “Pasta”(Zucchini peeled into strands and cooked in a oil sprayed hot pan for about 1-2min with a little salt) and homemade spaghetti ground beef sauce. I think I prefer zucchini over spaghetti squash as a pasta substitute and it’s so much easier to prepare!

Bedtime Snack Eggs and Carrots
I didn’t have a huge dinner so I was pretty hungry later. I had 2 hard boiled eggs and some carrots with my favourite light spicy hummus for a snack!

Sunnyside-Up Egg Over Spinach & Butternut Squash

Spinach Egg butternut squash

Egg Spinach Breakfast

This was a really nice change from my plain eggs for breakfast! The addition of squash, spinach and onions really takes breakfast up a notch! It’s also crazy easy to make..here’s what you’ll need:

-1 egg( you could always change this to two eggs!)
-1/3 cup chopped cooked/roasted butternut squash
-1 cup chopped spinach or other greens
-1/4 of an onion
-2 small cloves of garlic
-salt/pepper to taste
-1/2 tbsp olive oil

Directions: In a pan over medium-low heat, heat oil and add onions and cook until just transparent. Then add garlic and stir for another 30 seconds or so and throw in spinach. Cook for about 30 seconds and throw in butternut squash just to heat through. Stir and saute until everything is hot. In the mean time fry an egg with a little salt and pepper. Put the spinach/squash mixture in a bowl and top with the egg. Break open the yolk with a fork and let it run over everything! Delicious and super healthy.

Fast Lunch with Avocado

Egg and Avocado Salad

This is a simple recipe that I made when I was in a rush to get out the door. It only requires about 5 main ingredients!

Ingredients:
-1/2 Avocado chopped
-2 hardboiled eggs chopped with salt and pepper
-2-4tbsp salsa
-1/3 cup romaine lettuce shredded
-1/2 a small tomato chopped

Directions: Combine everything in a bowl and eat up! Simple as that.

Paleo Fried Rice (Top Pick)

Paleo Mushroom Fried Rice Fav DinnerI have always loved fried rice and when I decided to go Paleo, it was one of the things I knew I would miss most since my Mom makes it regularly for dinner. But as always experimenting and cauliflower have come to the rescue…This tastes so much like the real thing, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone mistook it as rice.  Continue reading

Traditional Breakfast Paleo Style (gluten-free, grain-free)

Paleo Savoury Waffle and Egg BreakfastHey everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while..I have been making some big changes in the way I eat! & Yes you read right, this recipe is paleo! I am going Paleo! 🙂 I finally  chose to jump on the band wagon after much debating. I never thought I could eat Paleo because of my intense love for everything bread related as well as my beloved oatmeal & rice. But I figured you know what? It’s a challenge! & I love a good challenge, plus you can create some pretty delicious food on Paleo. Although I am calling myself Paleo, many pure Paleo’s may not consider me 100% because I have continued to include small amounts of cottage cheese & goat cheese in my diet as well as peanuts/peanut butter along with a few additional ingredients(small amounts of sugar-free syrup, stevia sweetener etc.). But this works for me and I think you should never follow a diet outline exactly the way it’s layed out, change it if you don’t like something! Just follow the basics :). Anyways let’s get to this awesome recipe! Continue reading

Today’s Lunch & Dinner…

Egg Salad LunchLunch was a typical assorted vegetable salad with green onions(all my salads contain these, I can’t live without them!) & 1 egg and a little chopped leftover turkey breast. Topped with a fat-free italian dressing!

For dinner I had another salad but this time is was sweet and crunchy! It had spinach, walnuts, strawberries, green onion(of course!) & some olive oil/white vinegar & 1/2 tsp splenda mixed together for a dressing. I ate this with a side of lemon chicken. Yummy 🙂

*Note that I don’t just live off of only salads haha I had many delicious healthy snacks today too! 🙂