Ever since I gave up eating meat back in February 2010, I’ve tried to be really conscious of making sure that I have protein in every meal. Most of the protein I get is through beans, cheese, nuts, greek yogurt, tofu, and eggs. I think one of the major fails that a lot of people can have when they try to go vegetarian is not eating enough protein, or getting it from the wrong sources. I get SO hungry so fast if I don’t have protein in a meal/snack, so its sort of second nature to me to keep my stomach from screaming.
Eggs are one of my absolute favorite sources of protein because they are so versatile, so delicious, and so quick to prepare. Poached Eggs are my favorite way to have them, but pretty much any way with a runny yolk will make me happy.
Sunday night, Wil and I made pizza for dinner. I had made pizza crust a long time ago and froze it, and then I just took it out in the afternoon and it defrosted in about 45 minutes. I divided the pizza dough in half so we could each make our own pizza and we got to work rolling it out.
I ended up rolling them both out and made the square-ish one for myself, and the round one for Wil. Next up, toppings!
Unpictured sauce, banana peppers, mozzarella, salami (for Wil) and parmesan. I spread out a few tablespoons of sauce on my crust and then loaded it up with both kinds of cheese and banana peppers.
After putting it in the oven (heated to 550º!) for about 10 minutes, I pulled the pizza back out and cracked an egg right into the middle of it.
Then I popped it back in the oven for another 10 minutes and it was done!
If I could go back in time I would have left it in for 7 minutes rather than 10 so the yolk stayed a little more runny… but it was AMAZING. An extra kick of protein so it was super filling, plus the delicious creamy yolk and egg white added an awesome flavor and texture to the pizza. I cut it in half down the middle and had half for dinner, and then half for yesterday’s lunch.
I had no leftovers for lunch today, so I threw together a simple sandwich of a Boca Spicy Chik’n Patty with melted blue cheese, on a bed of sprouts.
I also had some green beans and sweet potato fries on the side to round out the meal.
For the green beans, I took frozen haricots verts and put them in a ziplock with a heavy sprinkling of balsamic and left them in the fridge overnight. I just heated them for 30 seconds in the microwave and they were delicious! The sweet potato fries were frozen McCain’s from a long time ago that I just spotted when I was searching through my freezer for something for lunch. I heated those in the toasted at work while I was heating up the chik’n patty. I wish I had more of those sweet potato fries because for some reason I only brought a few!
What is your FAVORITE pizza topping? Have you ever had an egg on it?