Friday, February 27, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Souffle

I have been obsessed with peanut butter lately (check out a previous post for High Protein Peanut Butter Yogurt - I can't stop eating this!). Of course, this comes at a time with all the scary news stories about peanut butter contamination and recalls. (Note I found this handy page from the FDA that lists the most current peanut recalls. Refer to this daily - a great inspiration for caloric-intake restriction!). Alas, if you are truly paranoid, grind up some of your own homemade peanut butter - it is simple - all you need is about 1 and 1/2 cups peanuts and 1 tablespoon peanut oil, mix together, blend in food processor until smooth. Beautiful!

Use that homemade peanut butter for the recipe below - it is categorized as a "breakfast" recipe - however I think this is a fabulous one for any time of day (think dessert). Enjoy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Souffle

WHAT YOU NEED:
1/3 cup Eggology egg whites
1 teaspoon cocoa
15 grams (approx.) chocolate whey
1-2 teaspoons natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth - your choice)
1 tablespoon natural yogurt
1/2 banana, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to about 350ยบ F.

Beat the Eggology egg whites till stiff. Mix the cocoa, whey, peanut butter, and yogurt in a separate bowl until well blended. Gently fold in the egg whites in 2 or 3 lots.

Heat a non-stick omelet pan with an ovenproof handle, brush with a tiny amount of oil and pour in the mixture, spreading evenly. Turn off the heat and place the pan in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
You want the finished product to be cooked through, but still flexible.
Slide the omelet onto a plate, spread banana slices over one half and fold the other side over. Voila!

You can make it less healthy and more decadent if you like, with extra peanut butter and some melted dark chocolate. And maybe some cream instead of yogurt. Or try dark chocolate chips, either stirred through the egg whites or sprinkled on with the banana.


-- For more fantastic breakfast, or any time of day, recipes, visit Eggology's Recipe page! --

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Strong to the Finish!

We first came across our Diva on a Diet late last year. She is different than most, in that she actually lets you go through her weight loss journey with you - actual weight, successes and failures, all for the blogosphere to see! Her site is full of inspiration and information that is definitely worth checking out!

Taking a Weight Watchers approach to one of her favorite restaurants specialties, she came up with the following healthy and delicious recipe!

Popeye's Omelet
1 Serving

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 slice Niman Ranch All Natural Applewood Smoked Uncured Center Cut Bacon (Nitrate Free)
1/8 - 1/4 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup Market Pantry Flake Style Crab Flavored Seafood with Omega-3
PAM Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
1/2 cup Eggology Organic 100% Egg Whites
1/4 teaspoon Morton Lite Salt Mixture
1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/8 - 1/4 cup fresh baby spinach
1 Individual 1 oz cup Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Spread

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cook bacon over medium heat in an 8″ skillet until crisp. Set aside, and reserve 1 tsp bacon fat in the pan.

Add mushrooms to pan. I didn’t really measure them, I just put them in a layer in the pan until no more could fit, which is estimate is about 1/8 to 1/4 cup. Same thing with the spinach. I just grabbed a bunch that I estimated was the same amount. Since they are both healthy and 0 points, I am not as exact with these. While the mushrooms are sauteing, pull stems from the spinach, but the leaves in a pile and roll it up, and then slice, so you get pretty little ribbons of spinach.

Measure out the imitation crab meat. I use my Weight Watchers scale. If you don’t have one, just measure about 1/2 cup. (but you really should get a kitchen scale. They are very useful when measuring caloric-dense food!) Chop up the crab meat into smaller pieces. Crumble up the bacon slice.

Turn over mushrooms, and add crab meat. Leave it in long enough to make sure mushrooms are nice and sauteed, and the crab meat is warm. Set aside. (I put it in a little bowl, and cover with foil to keep warm.)

Spray pan with cooking spray. Add egg whites, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then the spinach. When the eggs have set enough to stay together, flip over entire egg. Spread the cream cheese on one side of the egg omelet. (I put the little cup in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds to get it really soft and easy to spread.) Then add the mushroom and crab meat mixture and then the crumbled bacon. Close up the omelet. Because there is not a lot of sticky cheese, it doesn’t stay together that well, so I just let it sit there until I figure it is heated thoroughly and then put it on the plate. I had a couple extra bacon crumbles and strips of spinach that I put on the top.

Try this one out and let us know if you think it is as DELISH as we do! Thanks AtlantaDiva!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

"Biggest Loser" Daniel Wright Eats Eggology!

The TV show Biggest Loser's biggest contestant ever - weighing in at 454 pounds and just 19 years old - eats Eggology egg whites!! We have seen bottles of Eggology here and there on the show and recently when Daniel was let go from the show, we saw him featured on Access Hollywood, talking about his diet and his intention to keep at it!

In the clip below, he loads up on fruits and veggies at his local grocery store, and before he does that, he places a jar of Eggology egg whites into his cart. Why egg whites? He mentions that he is sticking to eating 1,500 calories per day. For those of you who count calories, you know that this isn't a lot at all! A 1/2 cup of liquid egg whites - which scrambles up to a nice portion - is only 60 calories. With no cholesterol or fat to count, he can enjoy Eggology egg whites at every meal knowing he is getting lean, natural protein with a very small calorie count.

Daniel is a big inspiration to all of us and we wish him the best!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Fluffy Cheesecake

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), an online paper for the Atlanta area, featured Eggology egg whites in a recipe yesterday in their "From Market to Kitchen" section - perfect timing for our weekly recipe post.

A reader wrote in to AJC's "Food Goddess" journalist asking if she had a recipe for "St. Louis-style chiffon cheesecake". Sure enough, she did. And she mentions that some of the elements contributing to this light, airy texture of the cheesecake are ingredients such as "gelatin, beaten egg whites and whipped cream". She goes on to say, "If you are concerned about the small risk of salmonella from raw or partially cooked eggs, use pasteurized eggs. Because the whites from pasteurized whole eggs don’t beat as well as regular eggs, I like to use a packaged pasteurized egg white product like Eggology." Great choice! Recipe follows:

Fluffy Cheesecake
12-16 servings
Hands on: 30 minutes
Total time: 3 1/2 hours

Note: Serve plain or top with fresh fruit, pie filling or a sprinkle of reserved crust crumbs.

WHAT YOU NEED:

For the crust:
1 sleeve graham crackers, crumbled, or 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

For the cheesecake:
2 envelopes gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
4 eggs, separated, divided
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

To prepare the crust:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press mixture onto the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan to form a thin layer (if you have enough, press up the sides a little, too).
Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To prepare the cheesecake:

Meanwhile, in a bowl, stir together gelatin and water and set aside. In the top of a double boiler, combine yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and milk. Stirring constantly, cook until thickened and the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Remove from heat and stir gelatin into hot custard mixture, stirring well to combine. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. On low speed, add custard mixture until combined.

Whip reserved egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating to stiff peaks. Gently fold into custard mixture.

Whip cream until it softly peaks and gently fold into custard mixture.

Spoon cheesecake mixture into completely cooled crust. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

Per serving: 470 calories (percent of calories from fat, 63), 8 grams protein, 37 grams carbohydrates, trace fiber, 33 grams fat (20 grams saturated), 171 milligrams cholesterol, 379 milligrams sodium.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eggology On-The-Go Microwave Scrambles: Prevention Magazine's Fave!

Another fan of Eggology On-The-Go microwave scrambles! This appeared in the Prevention magazine forum under Nutrition & Recipes.

Your egg challenges addressed
"I need a low-cal grab-and-go breakfast"

"Our favorite new product: Individual 1/2 c containers of
egg whites that puff up as they cook in the microwave."

Eggology On-The-Go (1 serving: 60 cal, 14 g pro, 0 g fat, 0 mg chol, 200 mg
sodium)

Purchase Eggology On-The-Go or other Eggology products online!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Take a Little Out of the Middle!

The battle of the bulge is something that many of us struggle with. I was reading an article today on the dangers of belly fat and thought it was worth sharing!

Studies show that having a little extra fat around the middle " increases your risk of heart disease, hypertension, cancer and dementia. Not only that, women whose waists are bigger than 35 inches are more than twice as likely to die of heart disease than women whose middles measure less than 28 inches, according to research from the National Institutes of Health. And a waist that's more than 32 inches ups your risk of diabetes, experts say."

Wow...I always thought a little extra padding wasn't that big of a deal! So how can you win the battle and decrease your health risks? It's actually EASY! " Cut just 100 calories a day. That's all you need to ditch to beat belly bulge, says Mehmet Oz, M.D., author of "YOU on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management." Dropping this amount from your daily intake -- we're talking one cookie, a soda or a glass of wine -- will help you lose about 12 pounds a year. And it's a cinch to stick to a plan that requires no actual dieting or deprivation."

100 Calories a day? That sounds so simple! Other tips they give for keeping things in check are:
  • Running 2-4 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes
  • Eat good for you foods-veggies, fruits, fish, low-fat dairy and whole grains
  • Eat a high protein breakfast, such as Eggology Egg Whites, ""An egg-white omelet is a good choice," says Louis Aronne, M.D., a clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and director of the weight-control program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
  • Don't skip meals
  • Minimize stress
  • Get your ZZZZZZ's-sleep is important!
  • MOVE-take frequent breaks from sitting-get up and walk around (just don't walk to the fridge!)
Great tips! Check out the full article for more information on the dangers of a big belly and what you can do to avoid them!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Hugs and Kisses Meringue Cookies

Love your loved ones this weekend - treat them to Hugs and Kisses Meringue Cookies!

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 oz. Eggology Egg Whites, at room temperature
¼ tsp. cream of tarter
Pinch of Salt
¾ cup sugar
7 drops red food coloring
3 Tbs. each pink and white decorating sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and move the racks to center. Line 3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Beat Eggology egg whites on medium-high with an electric mixer until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt.

Beat on high until mixture forms soft peaks. Add sugar, by tablespoons, and continue beating until thick and glossy.

Spoon half the mixture into a gallon-size resealable bag or pastry bag with a plain 1//3 inch pastry tip. Tint remainder with red food coloring and spoon into another bag.

Pipe batter in a 3-inch X and O shapes and heart shapes onto prepared sheets. Sprinkle letters with decorating sugar. Bake an hour, then turn off oven and let cool and dry inside for at least two hours. Peel cookies from foil and store in an airtight container.

-- Visit Eggology's Recipe page for more lovely recipes! --


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pop-Up Cooking With Eggology

Were you glued to VH1 when their show Pop-Up Video was all the rage-letting you in on all the secrets of the rock stars, what went on during the filming of the video and other witty facts? We are seeing a resurgence of pop- ups on tv and online! Lost is updating their viewers every week with pop-ups to remind viewers of who did what-can you blame them, it's hard to keep track of five years of mystery. Other television shows are doing the same...they have found it adds to the viewing experience.

Eggology, being the super cool folks that we are thought we would help this new trend continue and are using pop-ups in our video of Italy's Best Broccoli Frittata Recipe.

Check out Amy and Jule's sharing entertaining and informational tidbits while demonstrating how to make a frittata with Eggology Egg Whites! It's easy, yummy and fun!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Best Bets for Better Nutrition!

We are always looking for easy ways to incorporate flavor, while adding additional nutritional value to our meals. Veggies are the obvious choice, but do you know which ones provide the best bang for your buck?

You can add extra Vitamin C by adding bell peppers, bok choy, cabbage (red or green), cauliflower or broccoli to Eggology scrambled egg whites. All these veggies contain at least double our daily needs per serving. By adding any of these veggies to your meal, you boost your immune system and help out your cardiovascular system as well as adrenal functions!

Want to add potassium? A lot of people turn to a banana - but did you know that by eating bok choy, eggplant, potatoes, zucchini or spinach that you can get 100+milligrams MORE potassium than the banana? That's right-all these vegetables contain 500+ milligrams of potassium per serving. This helps regulate your blood pressure, anxiety and is used to treat muscle cramps!

How about adding some jicama, unpeeled eggplant, cabbage or squash or even braving the brussel sprouts to add 5 or more grams of fiber, per serving, to your diet. Fiber is responsible for lowering cholesterol, weight loss management and the most obvious, helping things move through your system.

Need more calcium for strong bones? Bok choy, collard greens, kale, spinach and mustard greens can all help with that-and if cooked properly, taste way better than getting your calcium from TUMS!

All of these veggies are great with an Egg White Scramble or with a stir fry, using brown rice and egg whites to make a healthier fried rice. Looking for other great ways to incorporate these into your diet? Check out our recipes for some great ideas for nutritional and delicious meals.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Normally I pick recipes based on factors like the time of year (holiday season), type of weather or something similar to that. Today I picked this recipe because it just sounds good! This really needs no fancy introduction so ... without further ado, here it is!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips


INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with baking paper cups.

In large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Make well in center of flour mixture.

In another bowl, beat Eggology egg whites until foamy. Stir buttermilk, applesauce and vanilla into egg whites. Add bananas to egg-white mixture until well-combined. Add banana mixture into flour mixture until just moistened. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into lined muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in muffin cups about five minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Eggology Egg Whites Featured in Building the Hollywood Body

Recently Eggology was featured on the show Building the Hollywood Body (2009) on the TV Guide Network channel. The show featured Christine Avanti, a nutritionist and fitness expert in Los Angeles, who recommended egg whites such as Eggology's On-The-Go egg whites that scramble in the microwave in about 95 seconds.

See the clip from the show featuring Eggology:

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Order Eggology On-The-Go egg whites online or find them at a store near you!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Good Riddance to the Love Handles!

We have entered the 2nd month of 2009 and that means a couple of things. First, it means that if you are still adhering to your New Years Resolution to eat better and work out you are doing great! Experts say it only takes 28 days to form a habit-so you are well on your way to a great foundation for healthy eating and exercising!

I came across this great fitness blog on military.com and I couldn't help but start reading the posts by one contributor, more specifically, Stew Smith. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL, and author of several fitness and self defense books such as The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, and Maximum Fitness. As a military fitness trainer, Stew has trained hundreds of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, Air Force PJ, Ranger Training, and other physical law enforcement professions. Who better to take fitness advice from than him!

In a post entitled Lose the Love Handles, he outlines ways to get rid of the little something extra around the middle!

Here are the three areas of concentration:

1) Healthy Diet (to build energy and burn fat);

2) Cardio-vascular and resistance training (to burn fat and build muscle), and;

3) Targeted Abdominal exercises (to help firm the muscles under the fatty area)

Check out the rest of Stew's post to get detailed info on the workout to achieve the results you are looking for, not to mention a great breakdown of lean meal options to help with the healthy diet! He uses tons of egg whites for protein, so there are ample opportunities to benefit from the ONLY choice for liquid egg whites, Eggology!

Thanks Stew for the wonderful work out suggestions and we look forward to reading many more!