Scrambled Egg Whites W/Spinach & Garlic (For One)

"Garlic lovers and health nuts only! This single serving recipe is an extremely simple, yet flavorful variation on scrambled eggs. The cottage cheese adds a moist texture and the garlic gives it great flavor. Both spinach and garlic have wonderful health benefits (antioxidants, disease prevention, high vitamin content) and egg whites are a wonderful source of protein so it's a great way to start out your day! (Try adding cooked diced potatoes once and awhile - it's fantastic!)"
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  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium/high heat. (Optional: add a tsp of olive oil if you would like more healthy oil in your diet).
  • Cook frozen spinach until all excess water has evaporated (takes about 2-3 minutes - you can prep garlic and onions during this time if you like).
  • Add garlic and onions to skillet and cook until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Add egg whites and scramble until partly cooked then add cottage cheese and continue to scramble with your spatula mixing everything together.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes or until egg whites are fully cooked and cottage cheese is bubbly and has begun to evaporate. It should have a creamy yet solid texture. Add salt to taste.
  • (NOTE: It will not get bubbly - or as creamy - if you use drier cottage cheese, like the ones in the single serving containers).

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  1. HoosierBuckeye
    Quick, easy, filling! With the addition of 1 tsp of healthy oil, this is 4 WW PointsPlus. Thanks for posting.
  2. sweetysjd
    Very good! I liked the texture that the cottage cheese gave this. I didn't add salt and didn't think it was necessary. Great healthy breakfast! Thanks!
  3. jnpj7468
    What a wonderful breakfast. I have to admit that I was a bit worried when I added the cottage cheese because the eggs became very watery. I trusted the recipe and kept cooking for 5 more minutes. I was rewarded with very creamy, flavorful eggs. I will definitely be making this often. Thanks!
  4. Juleskees
    I make an omlete from these same ingredients, minus the onions (personal choice), but plus roma tomatoes and a touch of parmesan cheese. Fresh spinach leaves work great too. Yummy! Also, if you enjoy a little extra zing, a sprinkle of Spike seasoning tops it all off wonderfully. BYT, I add my slices of tomatoes to the spinach and to the top. I highly recommend this recipe with or without the additions!! Oh yeah, I also use 3 egg whites w/ a Tbl. of water for the omlete.


Growing up, my mom didn't keep any junk food in the house so if I wanted something sweet I had to find a way to make it (or go to a friend's house)! I loved looking through my mom's recipe books and trying to find recipes that I could make. I baked a lot of home made bread from Betty Crocker's Big Red Book, and every holiday, my mom and I would make pies together from scratch. I didn't actually get interested in cooking main courses until I got married and realized that I had to actually put dinner on the table every night. Just as I was starting to get the hang of it, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in May of 2007. This meant that I had to learn a whole new way of cooking - gluten free. I have accepted this as a new challenge and have fallen even more in love with cooking and baking. There is nothing like the feeling I get when I have success with creating a new recipe! My inspiration usually comes from a craving for something that I can't have because it is not gluten free. I immediately go back to my kitchen and learn how to make it myself! I also focus on creating recipes with all natural ingredients and avoiding artificial or added sugars.
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