Seems like eggs are a staple of the low carb lifestyle. At least at first. It’s pretty easy to get sick of eggs, however. I know I fell into the habit of having eggs nearly every morning when I first started eating more healthy and pretty quickly got sick of them. The problem is I didn’t have much of an imagination of what eggs could be besides over-easy, scrambled or boiled.
Thankfully, eggs are extremely versatile as well as healthy and quick. So I compiled some recipes for you to enjoy. Makes eating eggs more enjoyable again but also gives some variety in the way you enjoy them!
1. Deviled Eggs
These low carb deviled are basic but super delicious at the same time. If you’ve already got a bunch of hard boiled eggs sitting in your fridge already, then making these up should be fast. To add an extra bit of juiciness, top with a bit of crumbled bacon! These make the perfect lunchtime meal or the most popular dish at your next summer potluck or picnic!
2. Egg Salad
Again, another basic egg salad recipe. But I have to say usually the basic is not only the fastest way to go but also the tastiest! The great thing about egg salad is that there are so many things you can do with it. You can eat it as is. Eat it on a bed of salad greens for that extra bit of roughage. Put in a fathead bun or whole wheat pita and you have a great lunch time meal!
3. Avocado Egg Salad
This is one of my personally favorite ways to eat egg salad. I love the combination of the creaminess of the avocado but the tanginess that mayo gives it as well. I love topping my salads with this and just chowing down.
4. Cobb Salad
You know when you get down to the last part of the pay period? Like the last three or four days before payday? You know you’ve got all that lovely sandwich meat, salad greens, avocados, and bacon sitting in the fridge that needs to get eaten but you’re not sure what to do with it all? I introduce the Cobb Salad. Look at all that deliciousness in the same bowl? This recipe does include a suggestion for particular salad dressings, I’d say use what you have on hand. I’m pretty sure anything would taste good. Goodness, even just eating this without dressing would taste good as well!
Now that I’ve given my list of favorites, I’m curious to know what your favorite ways to eat eggs is. Let me know down in the comments! And in case you’re cool with eggs but not sure what else you could do with breakfast, my 8 Ways to Healthy Oatmeal can give you another few ideas to make breakfast time less boring and oh so delicious!
The carb downfall of most pizza, and the thing that some people usually say is the best part, is the crust. I’ve always been a huge crust lover but found that crust, along with most yeast breads do not love me back as I’ve gotten older. So I learned to love thinner crust. And in finding that appreciation for thinner crust, I was better able I was to enjoy the toppings. I’m a simple kind of gal. I like my cheese and I like my pepperonis. It wasn’t until I was well into my twenties that I discovered that pizza could be just as awesome with more toppings on it than those two. So the search for a more flavorful pizza served me well when searching for more healthy toppings. Hence, the Baja Club Pizza.
This pizza has a Southern California-Baja vibe to it. Its what first attracted me to it. Well, that and bacon. Because, well . . . Bacon! But its not just that. The other toppings on the dish are light and flavorful unlike standard pizza. Pizza is flavorful but the toppings tend to be greasy and heavy. This has a tangy cilantro lime mayo lightly coating the romaine lettuce that is topped by sprouts, tomato, and avocado slices. In a way its sort of like having an awesome salad on a pizza but in some weird way that works well.
The original recipe called for a whole wheat pizza crust, which you certainly can do. But in my journey to a healthier state I’ve found the whole wheat tortillas not only give you the same flavor and support of whole wheat crust but it’s also less calories and less carbs consumed as well. And here’s a hint I’ve included in the recipe! If you take a little butter and coat the edges of the tortilla, then sprinkle just a little garlic powder over that, it makes the whole wheat tortilla that much more divine as a pizza! And helps the edges from burning.
If you need something that you can prepare ahead of time so you can grab and go for lunch, check out my recipe for Chicken Vegetable Soup! Its savory and filling, and if you portion the soup into freezer containers and it makes the perfect office quick lunch!
Baja Club Pizza
Bacon, cheese, veggies with a lime cilantro mayo makes a quick and yummy lunch!
Coat whole wheat tortilla with butter on the edges and sprinkle a little garlic over the top. Add cheese and bacon. Place under the broiler for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly.
Combine mayo, lime juice and two tbsp of cilantro in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add shredded romaine and toss until evenly coated. Arrange over the warm pizza. Top with sprouts, tomato, avocado and remaining cilantro.