Easy, Quick, Low Carb, High Protein Meals

Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by Lara Moss, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,005
    Likes Received:
    13,751
    One other thing I remember about the eggs in Hungary is how much better they tasted and their yolk was more orange in color than yellow. Eggs here are kind of bland.

    I thought that buying brown eggs here would taste better than the white but although a little better still not as good.

    One problem though was at Easter, I wanted white eggs to dye but only saw brown.
     
    #26
  2. Pat Baker

    Pat Baker Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    459
    A quick high protein breakfast I have found to be very filling is to take a soft flour tortilla sheet warm it up place a scrambled egg, black beans and cheese on the shell and roll it up. It is quick and keeps me from looking for more food for about 2 hours.
     
    #27
    Holly Saunders likes this.
  3. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,005
    Likes Received:
    13,751
    I do that with my low carb tortillas but minus the beans. I add either mushrooms, spinach, red peppers or whatever I have on hand.
     
    #28
  4. Holly Saunders

    Holly Saunders Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2015
    Messages:
    21,437
    Likes Received:
    6,447

    Ditto, I'm exactly the same. I buy what I like, regardless of cost..

    I buy a lot of organic food too...I'm not OCD about it, but I particularly prefer my Meat, (thin skinned fruits and veggies) and Dairy products to be as organic as possible.. and also quite a substantial part of my diet is gluten and wheat free..
     
    #29
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  5. Ruby Begonia

    Ruby Begonia Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,997
    Likes Received:
    4,558
    I have watched several and had to change the channel a few times. The episode where he ate camel actually made me queasy; even Zimmerman didn't like it.

    Just an aside.... I read that Zimmerman was a former heroin addict, had been homeless and found shelter sometimes in abandoned buildings. As low my opinion of that show may be, I do give him so much credit for how he overcame.
     
    #30
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  6. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,005
    Likes Received:
    13,751
    Now that you mention it, Ruby.... I do recall something like that.

    Wasn't Anthony Bourdain doing Cocaine? I watched his show and read some of his books.
     
    #31
  7. Pat Baker

    Pat Baker Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    459
    I saw on Dr. Oz that everyone should eat a cup of beans daily to maintain the need for protein. So I try hard to eat beans daily. I noticed since I have been eating more beans my finger nails have gotten stronger and nicer looking. I have one nail that splits when I am not getting enough protein.
     
    #32
    Ruby Begonia and Chrissy Cross like this.
  8. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,005
    Likes Received:
    13,751
    Yes, beans are a good source of protein but I get mine from other sources. Although once in awhile I'll have beans.
     
    #33
  9. Sheldon Scott

    Sheldon Scott Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2015
    Messages:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    3,482
    Chrissy, The difference in eggs is that most European nations require eggs to be free range while in the USA they are from caged hens. Unless you buy locally and can see the chickens running around you can't get free range eggs here. You might see 'free range' eggs in the store but they are free range only by government standards which is a joke. Cage free just means a slightly larger cage also. You are wasting money if you pay extra for either of these. Egglands best chickens are neither free range or cage free. The chickens are fed a special diet which includes things to make the yolks darker yellow or orange. It is not a natural diet for chickens.
    This is the end of my egg rant. Oops, I forgot to mention white or brown eggs makes no difference at all.
     
    #34
  10. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,005
    Likes Received:
    13,751
    Yes, I realized no matter how much I spent or what type of eggs I bought here, they didn't taste at all like the ones in Hungary.

    Anyone who has never tasted an egg like that is really missing something. You don't realize how much better an egg can taste.
     
    #35
    Ruby Begonia and Sheldon Scott like this.
  11. Ruby Begonia

    Ruby Begonia Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,997
    Likes Received:
    4,558
    Chrissy, I heard that too, about Bourdain. I had forgotten. Did he mention anything about it in the books you read? I've always wanted to read his "No Reservations" but never got to it.
     
    #36
  12. Ruby Begonia

    Ruby Begonia Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,997
    Likes Received:
    4,558
    Sheldon, I had no idea, thanks!

    00.jpg
     
    #37
  13. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,005
    Likes Received:
    13,751
    I think he did, I read 3 of his books but awhile ago so not sure. All the books were good though.

    I think he cleaned up his act at the time he became a father with I think his second wife...also quit smoking around that time, I'm writing this from just my spotty memory. :)
     
    #38
    Ruby Begonia likes this.
  14. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    4,827
    Likes Received:
    6,956
    I am not a big fan of eggs, although I do eat them now and then, especially if we go out somewhere for breakfast. It just seems like eggs should be part of the meal then.
    Otherwise, I am apt to just add a boiled egg to a chef salad or something like that.
    If I am going to eat eggs, then fresh eggs are definitely the very best ! If they would allow us to have chickens here in town, then I would put 2-3 of them out in the back yard and we would have fresh eggs, and the chickens would have all the fresh bugs they wanted, and the yard would be greener, too.
    When I lived in Idaho, I had a friend who had chickens on his farm, and I used to get my fresh eggs from him, and they are just so much better than the ones from the store.
     
    #39
  15. Terry Page

    Terry Page Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,353
    Likes Received:
    8,546
    Yes Sheldon all true, we in the UK buy mainly brown free range eggs, though the term free range is not that reliable, as it can mean being able to range outside for a short time each day, the rest spent in sheds. Organic free range is the best the shops provide, but there are many farms around here, where you can get local real free range eggs.
    Cathy the daughter I live with, has a girlfriend who keeps chickens and ducks, and over the past few years we have got all our eggs from her. They are all sizes and colours from deep brown to greenish spotted blue, with the odd duck egg included.

    As you say brown and white shelled eggs are exactly the same, but though we prefer the brown ones here in the UK, in Russia they prefer them white shelled, and brown ones are virtually impossible to find. It evidently boils down to economics, see below.

    Quote

    Why are brown eggs more expensive?

    Many people think that brown eggs must be better than white eggs because they're more expensive, but that's not the case. What makes brown eggs more expensive is as simple as size -- the chickens that lay brown eggs are larger than those that lay white eggs and thus their feed costs more. As a result, the brown eggs are priced higher.

    Is there any difference in the shell?

    Other than the color, there is no difference between the shell of a white egg and a brown egg. Some people make the assumption that brown egg shells are harder than white, but that's not the case. What's true is that younger chickens lay eggs with harder shells.

    Is there any difference in the yolk?
    Some people say that brown eggs have a yolk that's more richly colored than white eggs. The type of feed that chickens eat can vary, so the more corn they eat, the yellower the yolks. So it's not the color of the shell that predicts the intense color of the yolk.

     
    #40
    Ruby Begonia and Sheldon Scott like this.

Share This Page