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Egg and Cheese Scramble in a Pita – Healthy Option
Egg and cheese scramble in a pita is a delicious, hand-held breakfast pouch that gets your morning off to a filling and nutritious start.
The Backstory: These delicious breakfast pockets are a tasty way to start your morning with something warm, nutritious and full of energy-rich protein that will keep you satisfied until lunch. The zesty cheddar cheese and sweet tomatoes give the egg whites a flavorful kick and the pita holds the whole thing together. This is a terrific recipe for adults and kids and also works well as grab-and-go meal when you need to feed your kids in the car but don’t want to stop at the drive through for less-healthy alternatives. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Egg and Cheese Scramble in a Pita - Healthy Option
- 2 cups fresh egg whites
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Salt plus an additional pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups raw red peppers, diced
- 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, 50% reduced fat
- 2 1/2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
- 6 whole wheat pita, 6 inch, 2 oz each
Whisk egg whites with pepper and salt and set aside. If not using immediately, store under refrigeration at 40 degrees or below.
Heat oil in a non-stick fry pan or one sprayed with non-stick spray.
Stir fry the onions until slightly softened.
Add the peppers and stir-fry until barely tender.
Add the tomatoes, egg whites, cheese, and parsley and heat until eggs are cooked (eggs reach a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F for 15 seconds).
Drain mixture if there is excess liquid.
Cut one quarter of the way across the edge of the pita, open up to form a pocket.
Place 3/4 cup (5 oz) egg mixture into each pocket and serve.
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…The Backstory continues: You can find other tasty recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Lemon Poppy Seed Cake to Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Spirals — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!