Eggs scrambled with ham is pretty common but have you ever tried egg whites scrambled with lite salami? I’ve loved this combo for years and hope you will too. It’s low in calories and carbs, yet packed with protein. Be sure to check out the shopping tips below, to see what kind of reduced-fat salami to buy. The skinny for each yummy serving, 145 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. This is a very generous serving since each contains 4 egg whites!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
2 teaspoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
½ cup onions, chopped
12 slices (1½ ounces) Columbus Lite Italian Dry Salami, cut into chunks, see shopping tip
8 (1 cup) egg whites
Salt and pepper, if desired
6 tomato slices
1. Coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray. Melt 2 teaspoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light. Add chopped onions, salami and saute until onions are soft, about 2 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, add egg whites. Whip with a fork. Add eggs whites to pan. Scramble until eggs are cooked.
3. Divide among 2 plates. Sprinkle each with a little salt and pepper, if desired. Add tomato slices to each plate and serve.
Makes 2 servings
Egg whites have fewer calories, fat and contain no cholesterol compared to the yolk. Egg whites are high in protein, contain potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. They’re a good source of riboflavin and selenium along with essential vitamins such as folate, B12 and niacin.
I used Columbus Lite Italian Dry Salami. I bought it at Von’s/Safeway in the deli section of the supermarket. There are other brands available in the luncheon meat section of the market. Another to try, Hebrew National lean beef salami. **These slices are much larger so you only need to use 4 slices. Cut into chunks. The calories and fat are the same if using 4 slices.
You can buy a container of “All Whites” in the egg section of the supermarket. One large egg white is equal to ⅛ cup. Or, simply separate the eggs and toss the yolks.
This breakfast is pretty hardy the way it is. Jazz it up by serving with a toasted bagel thin spread with a little reduced-fat butter and jam.
Weight Watchers (old points) 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
145 calories, 4g fat, 27g protein, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 648mg sodium, 0g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1 serving ( using eggs, butter and regular salami)
331 calories, 26g fat, 22g protein, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 495mg sodium, 0g sugar