Following the Crunchy-Veggie Pesto Wrap, came the Good Morning Wrap.
Once again, a few leftovers dictated my creation.. a little chopped red onion and zucchini left over from a Spanish Rice I made the yesterday, some chopped parsley and a few steamed broccoli spears.
High Omega-3 eggs are fine to have 3 – 4 times a week, since they contain needed omega-3 fats. We buy the organic Omega’s from Whole Foods.
Now allow me to digress for a moment and talk about healthy fats.
HEALTHY FATS and the LOW-FAT and No-FAT DIET MISTAKES
SO VERY MANY DIETS, and I mean those believing they target WEIGHT LOSS, want you to eliminate FAT from your diet. There are hundreds of blogs and websites promoting the notion that any fat is a ‘bad’ fat that will prevent you from losing weight.
Healthy fats like Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and those present in Omega-3 eggs, Avocados, Fish and Nuts are essential to good health and Weight Control! Did you know that fats slow down your metabolism of glucose? Without them, carbs you eat will break down much, much faster, leading to blood sugar spikes which can then lead to all sorts of health issues including WEIGHT GAIN.
Another insight is that CANCER cells can’t live on FAT PROTEIN… but they do crave SUGAR. As a matter of fact, cancer cells uptake sugar about 10 times faster than normal cells. So for those wishing to prevent the spread of cancer, healthy fats are high on the list of foods to incorporate, and simple carbs (which low-fat diets don’t necessarily limit) are not.
Now, we never heat fats up to sizzling point, then we’ve just negated all benefit and turned them into potential CARCINOGENS. But pouring 2 tsp. of Olive Oil on your Salad that includes Avocado or baking with it is great! And spreading a little Coconut Oil on a gluten-free, high fiber slice of bread is awesome! As is eating cold water wild-caught fatty fish… and a few eggs a week.
And now for the WRAP a TAP TAP…
Good Morning Wrap
- 1 Rudi’s Spinach Tortilla, or any Gluten Free, high fiber wrap
- 2 tsp. organic Grass-fed Butter
- 2 Tbs. organic Red Onion, chopped
- 3-4 Tbs. organic Zucchini, finely diced
- 3 Tbs. organic Broccoli, steamed
- 2 Tbs. chopped organic Tomato
- 2 Hi-omega-3 Eggs
- 1 Tbs. finely chopped Parsley
- 1 Tbs. organic Tomato Paste
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Allspice
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- a little shredded Rice or Almond Cheese (opt.)
- 3 -4 spears of Cucumber (opt.)
- 2 thin slices Tomato (opt.)
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, zucchini, broccoli and tomato before butter gets too hot. Stir until onions and zucchini are limp and slightly translucent.
Crack eggs over mixture and sprinkle with parsley.
When the bottom set, stir eggs occasionally until cooked through.
Add tomato paste and seasoning and stir to incorporate. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Scoop egg mixture onto one half of Tortilla shell. Add cucumber, tomato slices and cheese.
Wrap shell tightly around filling.
Enjoy with a cup or Chai Tea or Green Tea with a sprinkle of black pepper (for better absorption of the catechins!).
~ Sahtein! (double health) ♥