EGGS. LOVE THEM! Generally, everyone has them on hand, and they are so versatile. This past week, I had a hodge-podge of items in my fridge. Not enough for a meal, but great things I didn’t want to throw away! Here is what I had:
1 cup cooked sugar snap peas
1 cup chopped red potatoes
1 cup mixed sauteed green and red peppers, sliced
3/4 cup edamame, soy beans only
4 leftover turkey sausages (not hot dogs) from a BBQ
A little shredded cheese
Time to make a skillet dish!
First, I started cooking the sausage. While that was cooking, I put all other ingredients, sans the cheese, into a skillet. I slowly re-heated the items, and seasoned to taste. After the sausage was done cooking, I chopped it into bite sized chunks, and put that into the skillet.
I then got 6 eggs out of the fridge. Scrambled and cooked them over medium heat in a separate pan. I added them to the skillet dish as soon as they were gently, not overtly cooked.
I topped the dish with shredded cheese, and let it melt over the skillet. I served it with hot sauce for those who wanted a little “kick” to it.
WHY would I call this my “Protein Skillet?” Here are the reasons:
1 Egg has 7 grams of protein (we used 6, which would equal 42grams of protein)
1/4 cup of Edamame has 14 grams of protein (we used 3/4 cup, which would equal 42 grams of protein)
1 Turkey Sausage Kielbassa has 9 grams of protein (we used 4 sausages, which would equal 36 grams of protein)
1 cup Sugar Snap Peas has 4.5 grams of protein.
That’s a grand total of 124.5 grams of protein! Divided by my family of five, it comes to an average of over 24 grams of protein per serving!!
I know my husband probably got more protein…due to him having seconds ; )
Try adding other random things to your eggs…Black and red beans…broccoli…spinach…leftover chili…leftover stir fry…fresh tomatoes…The list could go on and on.
More than likely, you have something in your fridge that would be a great accent to the simple egg! Skillets are easy, take no time, and you can add fresh fruit or whole grain bread as a side dish.
What’s in YOUR fridge?!