In case you missed a few of my “namastes” on twitter, or my stating the obvious of why I’m a busy girl (bizz-ee-that’s a fun word right there) on facebook, I thought it would be nice if I share why I’m doing more sun salutations and downward dogs then most of you on a daily basis.
Did you guess yet?
YOGA people! Me + ISHTA yoga teacher certification for the next few weeks, all day long, every day. So, one (meaning me here) has to ask for help sometimes. And today I asked my friend and fellow blogger, Sandra to share a recipe with you cause 1) She’s a great blogger, her photography makes you drool and her food is “good home cooking” and 2) I barely have time to even write a paragraph for this post without thinking of human anatomy or meditating (kidding, sort of), but have to keep all of you lovelies in check or at least eating something good and perhaps healthy.
So, I welcome Sandra!
Hello A Girl and her Carrot readers,
What a pleasure it was for me that Jen asked me to guest post for her today. While she is training for her yoga certification which we all know it s not the easest thing in the world, we will enjoy cooking and eating!
It wasn’t challenging to prepare this post because mostly at home I am cooking balanced meals, but I did kick one notch up in a nutritional benefits just because it is Jen’s blog which is full of healthy recipes!
When I look for inspiration, motivation, health advice or a nutritious recipe I know I can count on, I am here at Jen’s blog or just asking her question out of the blue! She was a huge help to me when it comes to health advice, and I am so glad that I can call her my friend!
This recipe is great for breakfast and is extremely satisfying! (Jen adds: All those veggies and protein are gonna fill your belly right up!).
Egg White Veggie Omelette
- 2 Tbs. coconut oil/one for pepper mixture, one for omelet
- 6 egg whites
- Salt & pepper
- 6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
- Sprinkle of crushed red peppers
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, sliced
- Handful of cheese, shredded (any kind of cheese)
- *I used Quesadilla Natural Cheese
- Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet until it oil start to bubble.
- Sauté the mushrooms , and pepper slices with a pinch of salt, pepper and few sprinkles of crushed red pepper until caramelized and browned. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
- Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Pour egg mixture into the pan. Lift the edges up as it’s cooking and allow the uncooked egg mixture to flow underneath. Flip omelet over to cook on other side.
- *It is hard to flip over because it is just egg whites so you can just lift the edges and let the mixture go underneath until the top becomes more and more cooked. Put it on the side and leave it in the pan until ready to serve (this is if you are unable to flip over on the other side)
- Spread the mushrooms, red pepper and cheese on half of the omelet, reserving a little bit of the peppers , mushrooms and cheese to garnish the top. Fold over in half and transfer to a serving plate.
- Also I used handful of fresh parsley for garnish, which is very healthy.
Now I have worked extra for this post because I wanted to point out why this meal is healthy and good for you!
Let’s start with Fresh Parsley.
This herb is not only used in culinary world for garnishes, but as a medicine too. From Vitamins C ,B12, folate, chlorophyll, calcium, more vitamin C than citrus fruits, and just about all other known nutrients to the One of the World’s Seven Most Potent Disease-Fighting Herbs. We are talking from Hormonal balances, bad breath, Menstrual irregularity, Weight loss benefits from being a diuretic, Fatigue~Parsley is high in iron so helps repair and provides components for better blood cells, and many many more. So eat more fresh parsley!!!
I like my peppers more raw than cooked I just saute them for few minutes so they can still have the crunch and feel more raw. Bell peppers are packed with several nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid. Bell peppers also contain a large amount of phytochemicals that have exceptional antioxidant activity. Bell peppers have also been shown to prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Egg whites are jam-packed with minerals and amino acids essential to keeping your body healthy. Egg whites carry Potassium, Folate,Magnesium, Lots of Protein and they are Low in Calories.
Kelpo Coconut Oil:
Coconut Oil prevents infections, may help you lose weight, it is a fountain of youth, improves your immune system, can help prevent cancer. Coconut oil lowers cholesterol because it stimulates the thyroid gland. When the thyroid works properly, it uses cholesterol to make chemicals that are vital for preventing disease and also slow down the aging process.
Thank you Jen so very much for inviting me to be your guest today, I feel honoerd and happy to have you as a blog /twitter/facebook friend!:))
Okay everyone, now of course I want you to share the luv and check out Sandra’s blog and feel free to tell us:
Do you have a favorite omelette that you make? Any favorite add-ins to those perfect little globes called “eggs?”