Sunday, March 27, 2011

Steak and Eggs.. The Perfect Sunday Brunch!

Ah... Steak... Did anyone else sleep late today and wake up dreaming about steak.. or is that just me?

I dream about steak.. I know, it's weird. But steak is yummy. I used to not eat steak... be more like a vegetarian. But those were the 'dark days' of my childhood and we don't have time to go into all of that...

Back to how delicious it looks!
How can we possibly let it go to waste? The answer is.. we're not going to let it go to waste. We're girl scouts and boy scouts after all. We must be prepared at all times to make something delicious from leftovers!

Do you have any steak leftover from last night? Probably not, but have you ever had steak left over and you had no idea what to do with it? 

The question then becomes: How does one re-heat perfectly cooked steak?

That is the question of the day... ponder that for a moment shall we?

 My answer is to throw it in a pan with some spinach, mushrooms, and eggs and make a delicious Sunday breakfast loaded with stamina enhancing protein! 

Because your steak is already cooked you don't even have to be in the kitchen longer than 15 minutes to make this fabulous breakfast! Yes, I just said you will spend less than 15 minutes in the kitchen. 

Uh huh. And then you get to eat steak and eggs! I'm not crazy, I actually did this yesterday and it was so good it kept me going all morning and afternoon!

Let's get on with it, shall we?

Steak and Eggs
1 tsp. Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic; minced
1/2 cup Button Mushrooms; diced
6-8 ounces Ribeye Steak (approx. 3 ounces per person)
2 cups Fresh Spinach
4 Eggs
1/3 cup Fat Free Feta Cheese
1. Heat a large skillet with a splash of olive oil. Then mince the garlic and throw in the hot skillet.
2. Slice the mushrooms and add those to the skillet and saute for 2-3 minutes. 
3. Add the spinach to the pan and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the spinach wilts.
4. Then take your leftover steak and slice it into bite sized pieces and throw the steak into the skillet. Cook just until the steak is heated; approximately 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the eggs and sprinkle the feta cheese on top. Cook for another 2 minutes until the eggs are firm. 
6. Serve alongside some fresh fruit and whole wheat toast with a little fresh basil. Is there anything better than fresh basil? I didn't think so.

Now chow down!

Servings: 3

Nutritional Skinny:

262 calories / 11 g fat / 2 g carbohydrates / 1.2 g fiber / 37 g protein

Mental Health Benefit: Eating steak in the morning will get our brains fired up and our metabolism raring! Most diets around say to eat a nice big breakfast to break your overnight fast. They also say to stick with lean proteins and vegetables. Well, this recipe accomplishes both within 15 minutes. I think that is a successful morning. You can check 'eat healthy' off your To Do list first thing in the morning. You are already a success, now who knows what the rest of the day will bring with your engine crankin'!

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