Ham, Swiss and Avocado Scramble
Load up on protein and B vitamins with this delicious scramble using just a few simple ingredients.
Make your typical scrambled eggs extra special with this ham, swiss and avocado scramble. Eggs are not only packed with protein and B vitamins, they keep you feeling full, which studies show may help with weight loss. Eggs are also high in folate, which is important for people with arthritis who may have depleted folate due to medication use. These ingredients taste delicious together, but feel free to substitute with what you have on hand.
To make this recipe you will need a knife, a nonstick skillet and a spatula.
Nutrition information (per serving)*: Total Fat (25g); Carbohydrates (7g); Sodium (284mg); Sugar (2g); Fiber (3g); Cholesterol (342mg); Protein (18g)
2 Tbsp. milk
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 slice lean Canadian bacon or ham
1 thick slice Swiss cheese
1. Prep the eggs
Beat eggs with milk; add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Prep the other ingredients
Chop the Canadian bacon or ham, Swiss cheese and avocado into 1/2-inch pieces.
3. Heat skillet and cook eggs
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, spray with nonstick oil, then add the egg mixture and cook, stirring frequently until eggs are almost done but still just a bit runny.
4. Add other ingredients
Add the ham, cheese and avocado, and cook until cheese melts and eggs are cooked through.
Ingredient Tips & Benefits
If they’re available, choose eggs enriched with omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to reducing symptoms of metabolic syndrome they also fight inflammation by reducing the creation of molecules like cytokines that cause it in the first place.
Look for Canadian bacon or ham that is lean and low in sodium. Lowering your salt intake is good for your overall health and even more important if you take corticosteroids to treat arthritis. Corticosteroids cause the body to hang on to excess salt.
Avocados are full of protein, fiber and healthy fats. They’re also a great source of polyphenols and flavonoids, which can reduce the risk of inflammation that affects the joints and connective tissue.
*Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided is approximate and based on USDA measurements. Actual amounts may vary based on exact ingredients used, how they are prepared and serving size.
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