Recipe: Katie’s Favorite Scramble

Now that I’m back in the swing of things with eating more healthfully and figuring out what works for me on the new WW plan, I thought I’d share one of my favorite plan friendly recipes.  It comes with a bit of a backstory.

See, there’s this totally amazing cafe in South MPLS that we love.  My husband knew the owner once upon a time – since then, she’s sold it and a few things have changed there, including the menu.  My favorite dish on the menu has disappeared, which is just so sad.  But also, not so sad because it was a relatively simple dish and I’ve made my own versions at home, playing around with ingredients based on the season and my specific dietary needs.  Now that eggs are ZERO POINTS on WW Freestyle, I thought I’d give it another shot.  Lo and behold, it’s a whopping FOUR POINTS for a very hearty brunch option.  It’s gluten and dairy free as is, but I’ll include a few fun variations below to mix it up a bit.

Katie’s Favorite Scramble
Yields Two Servings
(Half the recipe if you’re a heartless weirdo that doesn’t like leftovers)

scramble-2

Ingredients
6 Eggs– or less, but we’re going for max protein and leftovers here. {0 SP}
1 zucchini, washed and chopped {0 SP}
1 handful of cherry tomatoes {0 SP}
1/2c cooked quinoa {3 SP}
A few sprays of Olive Oil {1 SP}
Salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, and lemon juice to taste {0 SP}

Directions
1. Prepare quinoa.  (I use these microwave steamer packs from Target – takes 1.5 mins)

2. Crack eggs into a bowl and scramble, set aside.

3. Lightly spray the pan with olive oil (I use this), add zucchini, lightly spray again, cook until zucchini starts to brown slightly.  (About 2 mins)

4. Add cherry tomatoes, stirring and cooking for another 2 mins.

5. Add eggs, garlic, and thyme, continue cooking and stirring every few seconds.  Remove from heat once eggs are cooked to your personal preference.

6. Pour half mixture into a bowl and the rest in whatever storage container you want.  Add 1/2 c of quinoa to each.

7. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.

Fun things you can add:
– 1 TSBP Bacon bits {1 sp} or 2 slices bacon, cut into small pieces.  Points will vary depending on what kind you use, but there are several kinds by Applegate Naturals that will cost you 1 SP per slice.  (Can I get a HUZZAH?!)
– FETA CHEESE!! 1 oz for 3 SP or 1 TBSP for 1 SP.  Highly recommend!
– Sliced onion, yellow zucchini, or summer squash in with the veggies {0 sp}
– A side of toast with butter, if you need a little extra carbs with your protein.
– Substitute brown rice for quinoa if you like. 1/2c of med grain brown rice is 3 sp.

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