It has been a VERY long time since I joined in on Strange But Good. That’s the link up hostessed by Laura at Sprint 2 The Table. This is where we share our strange obsessions with food and our unique ways of combining and preparing it. I’m glad to be back. I love being Strange with these crazy people!
As a vegetarian, I’m constantly on the look out for ways to get extra protein into my meals. I try things. Sometimes they work, sometimes. they don’t. Breakfast has recently been my guinea pig…strange for a vegetarian to use that analogy, but it works!
Yesterday, I had cooked up a batch of white beans in the crock pot. I use them for a lot of things but never thought of using them for breakfast.
I use a mix of egg substitute and egg whites plus lots of Mrs. Dash. Since I had the beans there and ready, I decided this morning I would add a quarter cup of the beans into the mixture. No Idea how it would turn out.
Looks pretty much like a standard omelette. I sprinkled a little dried basil on top to give it a little color and a little shredded 2% cheese inside. The beans have a very mild flavor and the next time I might use a bit more spice. I got 4 extra grams of protein so that was good.
The amazing thing is, it was Extremely Filling. When I’m finished eating an omelette, I usually feel satisfied. After this I felt Full. Such a minor change and it made such a difference. For me on Weight Watchers it only added one Point so I was pretty happy about this all around.
Be sure to stop by at Sprint 2 The Table to see what other strange things you’ll find.