Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs


I have been on the hunt for these Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs and could not find them anywhere, until I stumbled upon them at Target!  I had heard about these eggs in my Weight Watchers meeting and decided I needed to give them a try.  Egg salad sandwiches have become a staple in my life.  I find egg salad sandwiches are super filling, they satisfy me and they can cure any hunger jaunt my stomach may be going on.
So, what’s so special about these Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled eggs?  Well, they are a medium hard boiled egg BUT they are only 60 calories each and are 1 points plus each. Typically, eggs are 2 points plus, but these are a point less.  A point is a point in my book.
I tried these in an egg salad sandwich and they are quite good. They don’t have an odd taste; they taste like regular fresh eggs.  Although … I did find they are not as filling as a standard boiled egg would have been.  I can’t say I’d always have these on hand, but they are a nice treat to have on hand for those days when you’re in a rush and/or don’t want to wait around for your eggs to hard boil.  If you like eggs in your salad, you could quickly pull one of these out of the bag, chop it up and have it with your salad.  Quick, easy and relatively cheap!  A bag of six was a little under $3.
QUESTION:
Have you tried the Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs?

Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich


I decided to make something different for breakfast, so I opted to go for an open faced breakfast sandwich.  You know, just twisting up the usual bacon and eggs.  Since I used egg substitute to scramble up, it makes quite a good amount of eggs, which is more than enough to place onto two English muffin rounds. It was yummy and filling.  Plus, since I’m a volume eater, seeing “more” on the plate subconsciously made me more satisfied.
The greatest part is that the whole plate was only 4 points plus.  I did top my eggs with sriracha and some reduced sugar ketchup.  Here’s what I used:
½ cup egg substitute
1 light English muffin (I used my local store brand they’re 2 points plus)
3 slices Butterball Ultra Thin turkey bacon
QUESTION:
What is your favorite breakfast “shakeup”?

Brinner: Waffles w/ Compote, Sausage & Scrambled


My boyfriend and I ended up having breakfast for dinner one night (termed: Brinner).  I personally wanted something simple to cook because I initially thought of pancakes, but then the thought of making them just wasn’t intriguing any longer.  Since we had some frozen low fat waffles in the freezer, my boyfriend was more in-tune with waffles (I think he sensed my immediate need to NOT want to make pancakes – so we settled).
To fancy up the waffles, I decided to make a fruit compote.  When I dumped my frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and black berries) into the pan there wasn’t enough to make one serving – so I decided to jazz it up, slicing up an apple (peeled) into small pieces and cooking it up all in a sauce pan with a bit of Equal (sugar substitute), a pinch of salt and water.  I let the mixture come to a slow simmer, stirring frequently until it thickened just slightly.  (Note: if I had used real sugar and a tiny bit of cornstarch it would have been a thicker compote.)
The waffles went into the toaster (simple!) and I cooked up some Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Sausage (see review here: http://shannonslifestyle.blogspot.com/2013/03/trader-joes-sweet-apple-chicken-sausage.html).  Since the sausage is sweeter I felt it would be a perfect pairing with a breakfast – and I was right.  Then to just wrap things up I made myself  ½ cup scrambled egg substitute – seasoned with black pepper and a pinch of salt.  (Side note: if you’re cooking for someone who doesn’t like egg substitute, you can fry up regular eggs – which is what I did for my boyfriend since he does not follow the WW program).
Once the meal was done and assembled, I spooned the compote over the waffles and it was munja time! Points Plus wise, the entire meal was 8 points plus (4 – waffles, 3 – sausage, 1 – eggs).
QUESTION:
What is your favorite breakfast food to have for dinner?

Breakfast: Egg-“Hash” Muffins & Ham Steak


I’ve been getting bored with breakfasts as of late and have been finding I’ve been gravitating towards the same things.  Typically some sort of deli meat on toasted light wheat bread.  Of course I switch it up, but at the end of the day, it’s still deli meat and that can be really boring.  One thing about me is I am and probably always will be a complete carbaholic.  I LOVE anything that’s a carb – bread, potatoes, rice, etc.  If it’s starchy, I love it.  I had wanted hash browns and since I’m not a terribly huge fan of eggs I decided to try morphing the two together.  I looked up a few ideas online and found an egg white version but since I don’t like egg whites, I decided to just go with my own idea and chug along.  I originally was going to chop up my ham steak and drop it into the muffin tins, but when I got to that step there just wasn’t enough room in the tins.  That would work if I used giant muffin tins.
The only ingredients I used were 1 cup Simply Potato shredded potatoes (this is for 2 servings – ½ cup a serving – 3 tarts per serving), 1 cup egg beaters (1/2 cup per serving),  minced garlic, black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash Spicy seasoning.
I mixed the minced garlic (use as much/little as you like – I love garlic so I put a fair amount) with the shredded potato, add in sea salt, black pepper and garlic powder to your liking and mix until blended.
Split the mixture up into the 6 greased (with Pam) muffin tins.  In the same bowl the potatoes were in add in 1 cup of egg beaters, black pepper, sea salt and the spicy Mrs. Dash seasoning.  Blend and pour the mixture evenly over the 6 cups of potatoes.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for roughly 20 minutes (until eggs are cooked through).
I ate with 3 ounces Carando breakfast ham steak and I topped my eggs with sriracha (LOVE that stuff!).  They were really yummy – the potatoes mixed with the eggs and made a fabulous flavor.
On my last trip to the grocery store they didn’t have the shredded potatoes, so I bought the diced with onion – which would be 2/3 cup of diced potato in place of the ½ cup per serving.
3 muffins comes out to be 3 PointsPlus Values (2 for the potatoes, 1 for the eggs).