A Spin on the Scramble

8 02 2011

More times than not, I just mix up a bunch of random stuff to make my meals. As Popeye so eloquently said, “I yam who I yam.” So true, Popeye. Though I’ll never know how you eat all that spinach out of cans. Blech.

I do have a general principle that I follow whenever doing said mixing:

  • A protein
  • A veggie
  • A green (different from a veggie!)
  • A grain
  • A healthy fat

It’s a simple formula but it covers your nutritional bases and usually nets something quite tasty. I don’t always get every single item, but I try. To achieve this variety, I do a little prep on the weekends, which I’ll talk more about some other time. I sort of have this rotation I do of pre-cooking various items so I always have a variety available, or at least a day’s thaw away.

Take this spin on a scramble I made the other day. I just pulled a variety of Ziploc containers out of the fridge and had dinner in about five minutes.

spaghetti_scramble

Here’s what I scrambled up:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils
  • 3/4 cup cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup kale (wilted first)
  • 1/4 cup part skim mozzarella (added at the end)

And I poured it on top of 1/2 cup of cooked bulgur wheat. The only thing it missed was the healthy fat, and a little avocado would have been pretty good here. Next time you’re thinking it’s a scramble kind of day, try mixing up a few things you have in your fridge!

In case you’re curious, here is the nutrition in this particular scramble:

Calories:463
Total Fat: 17.4g
Cholesterol: 437mg
Sodium: 497.6mg
Carbohydrates: 49.5g
Fiber: 15.7g
Sugars: 6.3g
Protein: 34g

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