I finally got back to the gym today after missing fourteen straight days! Two weeks from the gym makes this ol' boy very cranky. Having been sick and then pulling a muscle in my back has kept me from my routine work outs and I was seriously getting ill-tempered. Don't believe me? Ask the bride!
So after completing five miles on the elliptical machine and burning about 600 calories I was... well... I was feeling GREAT! Yes, my legs felt wobbly like they had no bones in them, but it was a wonderful feeling.
Now what's for supper? We had planned omelette's for dinner, but I wanted to try something new. Knowing how my bride is not a big fan of spicy food, I decided to try it anyway - MIGAS. It's a mexican breakfast using corn tortillas, salsa, eggs, veggies and all scrambled up together! What's not to like?
3 Corn tortillas, cut into strips
2 slices of Spanish onion (red)
1/4 cup of diced bell pepper
2 slices of turkey bacon, chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/3 cup egg whites
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup salsa (your choice heat - I use medium)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
(Shredded cheese and sliced grape tomatoes for topping)
Heat the skillet over medium high heat adding the oil. Once hot add the strips of tortilla stirring occassionally. Cook for a couple minutes then add the onions, bacon, bell pepper, cumin and red pepper flakes.
Cook this until onions begin to brown slightly and peppers are soft. Add egg mixture and continue to stir until eggs are almost set, then add salsa and finish cooking until eggs are set.
Plate and top with tomatoes and cheese.
You can substitute sausage for the bacon and add anything you want. There are many variations to this breakfast.
I use the egg whites and turkey bacon to cut down on calories, cholesterol and fat. This meal (including the half of a bagle thin) fell in under 400 calories.
That will leave enough for a snack later!!
Oh yea! The bride was very impressed and to my bittersweet enjoyment she cleaned her plate.