I am notorious for doing about a billion things at once, anyone else with me?
Imagine this, I decide I want eggs for breakfast; as they are busy sizzling in the pan, I realize I have a few extra minutes while they cook, so I rush to change a load of laundry and I come back to a stuck to the pan, overcooked, egg hockey puck. Maybe you prefer your eggs like that… not me.
We recently moved, and my husband realized how many kitchen gadgets I have. So now I am on a mission to prove to him how essential all of these gadgets are in my life. In my last post, I shared an unconventional way to use your toaster.
Today, I am sharing another use for your waffle iron, to prepare eggs! My waffle iron isn’t anything fancy, but it does automatically turns off as soon as it is done cooking. Do you know how long it takes to cook an egg? Approximately the same amount of time it takes to cook a waffle. The only hard part about this is having to clean out those little tiny squares, be sure to pre-spray your waffle iron.
- Just crack your egg in your preheated and pre-sprayed waffle iron. You could also try this with a scrambled egg.
2. Wait until it is cooked to your preferred level of “doneness.” Mine was done as soon as the green light on my waffle iron came on.
3. Serve it. Mine kind of turned out looking like a “McMuffin” egg, so I turned it into an open-faced sandwich.
If you want another unconventional way to use a kitchen gadget, the toaster, be sure to check out my last post on sweet potato toast.
Speaking of turkey bacon, turkey hot dogs, turkey bologna, turkey ham, turkey necks and Tom turkey, it is time to tell the truth about this dumb bird. No offense Tom. My Grandma used to tell the story about how dumb turkeys are. Apparently she raised turkeys. When it would rain the turkeys would literally look up in the sky (I guess to see if the sky was falling), anyway, the rain would pour into their noses (Did you know turkey bacon is made from turkey noses? Naw, just joshing you.)
And anyway, they would literally drown to death. My poor Grandma had to run out into the rain and bring them in. Then she would set them in a slightly warmed oven to dry them off. I swear, I am not making this up. I mean how dumb can you be, almost drown by looking up in the sky and then prematurely stuffed in an oven while still squawking.
So, none of this has to do with anything except we were talking about turkeys and things made from them. The white meat of turkey is low in fat and calories and a great protein source. And that’s all I have to say about that right now.
Ground turkey may be made from dark meat and the skin of the turkey. If it is, then it is higher in fat than lean ground beef. Read the label on ground turkey and make sure it is strictly ground turkey breast.
Turkeybacon is mystery turkey. It also can be made from any part of the turkey (including the noses) so read the label carefully and compare packages to choose the lowest in saturated fat and sodium.
Turkeyhot dogs are made from well salted unmentionables.
The rest of turkey creations may or may not be made from some part of a turkey. And will definitely have lots of added salt and sometimes even sugar.
In other words, when it comes to turkeys, Watch Out! And remember, YOU are smarter than any dumb turkey.
You are smart enough to come in out of the rain, aren’t you?
WD… aka Glenna Moe, a dietitian practicing in Kansas City
Kansas City Dietitian Gets Lost in Translation
When my website designer starts explaining SEO Packs to me I get confused quickly. When my husband starts explaining medical minutia to me I quickly tune out.
Sometimes Dietitians speak the lingo and just assume people are on board. I designed my Simple Diet with this problem in mind. But, even Wonder Dietitian can sometimes make you wonder.
I have decided to return to the Basics. If you want to lose weight, feel better, be more beautiful and smarter (see #8 below), then this Blog is for you.
We are going to spend some more time talking about Protein.
- Protein is complex and it is broken down in the body complexily. (I love to make up words.)
- Be sure to build each meal around protein.
- Vegetable based protein will help to stabilize blood sugar.
- If you are in a hurry and tempted to skip a meal choose protein over any other food item. Example: if you are rushing out the door in the morning to your very important job, (even more important than the job you already have which is to take care of your one and only body,) and you are tempted to grab a banana or a piece of toast. Don’t! Stop! Carbohydrates raise triglycerides and blood sugar which lead toward heart disease and diabetes.
- Instead of grabbing a carbohydrate alone, grab a hand full of raw almonds or peanuts. Drink a glass of milk or eat a small container of greek yogurt.
- Try to figure out why I numbered these points.
- Review the Healthy Lean Protein List.
- See how many words you can make up today.
- Send me the best ones that you come up with. I will try to write a blog using only made up words. This will be the newest Wonder Woman Challenge.