Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Treat yourself without the guilt with this creamy take on scrambled eggs using low-fat cottage cheese as the secret ingredient.
Packed with protein and B vitamins, eggs are a great breakfast choice. They keep you feeling full, which studies show may help with weight loss. For creamy scrambled eggs without the added fat of cream, cream cheese or shredded cheese, try low-fat cottage cheese as your secret ingredient. Not only do you get that smooth, melt-in-your-mouth taste, but cottage cheese is high in protein and calcium, which is important for bone health.
To make this recipe you will need a bowl and a non-stick pan.
Nutrition information (per serving)*: Total Fat (9.1g); Carbohydrates (2g); Sodium (361mg); Sugar (2g); Fiber (0g); Cholesterol (330mg); Protein (16g)
2 Tbsp. milk
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1. Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Beat the eggs with the milk, plus a pinch each of salt and pepper.
2. Cook the eggs
Cook as you would any scrambled eggs, in a non-stick pan, stirring over medium-low heat.
3. Add the cottage cheese
Just before the eggs are done, stir in the low-fat cottage cheese.
Ingredient Tips & Benefits
- Look for low-fat, low-sodium cottage cheese to get the most out of your low-calorie, high-protein breakfast. If you have trouble digesting dairy, there may also be lactose-free options available.
- To give your eggs a little something extra, consider adding fresh herbs. Parsley, chives and dill all make great pairings with eggs. They’re also all excellent sources of antioxidants that support immune health. Dill can also provide folate, which may be depleted in people who take medications like methotrexate to treat arthritis.
- Look for eggs that are pasture-raised or omega-3 enriched because they tend to be higher in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your risk of heart disease.
*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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