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During the five years I lived in Thailand I went from making due without a fridge and simply preparing what I need each day to inheriting a fridge, steamer and juicer which has sustained my diet for all of this time.
I mainly ate steamed foods or fresh, raw foods unless I was dining out. For this reason I scoffed at the excuses that people made and when you consider that in Thailand many people even have maids who can prepare their meals for them. The excuse of not having time to cook, shop for food or pack food for the day falls on def ears.
In order to truly control what goes in and out of your body and lose weight or body fat, cooking for yourself is essential.
I purchased my first hot cooking surface and pan from Robinson’s department store. I was nearly running over other pedestrians trying to get home to get back to what I do best…That’s cook.
Yes, I can cook!
I’ve been cooking since I was a young boy, learning from my grandmother and experimenting in the kitchen regularly.
In order to truly control what goes in and out of your body and lose weight or body fat, cooking for yourself is essential. You have to know what goes into your body “eliminate the variables” and the more you cook for yourself the more you can control the outcomes.
So I got busy with my new pan mixing up all types of old favorites. As I said it’s been three years since I’ve last had the opportunity to use a pan, but it’s like riding a bike…it’s a skill you never forget.
One of my favorites has always been the omelette. I used to purchase an omelette on the way to class on campus at UCLA and I’d observe the chef prepare it in front of me. I copied his technique and order of operations, perfected it, came home for winter and summer break and tried it on my family. Needless to say they were astonished and their taste buds were highly satisfied.
For me, this omelette became a staple of my diet. The eggs were great for maintaining muscle, satisfying my protein needs in the morning.
The combination of good fat from the avocado and proteins from the eggs kept me satisfied and focused through the morning hours of classes.
The vegetables gave me a good dose of fiber which is essential for a healthy heart, lowering cholesterol levels, easing digestion and losing body fat.
The omelet is truly one of the most well rounded and complete breakfast meals. Check out my favorite Omelet recipe.
Rich’s California Spinach Omelet Recipe:
3 egg whites1/8 cup milk1/8 cup tomato1/8 cup onion1/8 cup green bell pepper1/8 cup ground chicken1 Tablespoon cheese1/2 avocado2 Garlic Cloves1/2 cup spinach
Prepare the egg white and milk mixture and season with a bit of sea salt.
Heat the pan and add a Teaspoon of olive oil. Add Chicken, onions, peppers, and garlic. Cook until chicken is done. Add egg mixture into the pan and let cook. Egg will begin to solidify. Take a spatula and lift the edges. Turn the pan and allow egg from the center to slide to the edges and under the surface lifted. May take up to 10 minutes to get a fairly solid egg.
Add Avocado and cheese and fold the omelette.
With only 310 Calories this recipe contains a whopping 22g of protein and 8 grams of dietary Fiber.
|Nutritional Value Serving Size 314g|
|Amount per serving|
|Calories 310 Calories from fat 174|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 19.3 30%|
|Saturated Fat 4.4 22%|
|Cholesterol 25mg 8%|
|Sodium 258mg 11%|
|Total Carbohydrates 16.1g 5%|
|Dietary Fiber 7.9g 31%|
|*Based on a 2000 Calorie Diet|
|Nutritional value derived from Caloriecount.about.com|
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