Why you should eat eggs, Egg baked potato, and Slooow south western chicken

I am a big proponent of eating real eggs.  They are basically natures perfect food, I mean think about… they are life waiting to happen.  Most people think that eggs are awful for your cholesterol and you should only eat the whites.  This is a fair assumption, but there has been a lot of research disproving this myth.  Check out this article from Men’s Health:  

In a recent review of dozens of scientific studies, Wake Forest University researchers found no connection between egg consumption and heart disease  

Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/saturated_fat/Eggs.php#ixzz0dmaYNnJM  

 
Pretty cool, I think.  Our grandparents probably grew up eating eggs, bacon, and toast with real butter every morning.  Yet, they didn’t have an obesity epidemic like we face now.  There were no such thing as Pop-tarts back then.  I won’t start on why I think saturated fats are actually good for us and that its all the trans fats, added sugars, and filler preservatives in our foods that are killing us… but I just wanted to give some background for Egg Potato!
I realized at the end of the day, last saturday, that I had really hadn’t had any healthy fats in my diet for the day.  I decided I would include an egg with dinner, and I figured since we eat hash browns and eggs, I would just bake an egg in a potato.
I started by cooking the potato in the microwave and then moving it to the oven to get crisp.  About 8-10 minutes before I was ready to eat, I pulled out the potato, made a well, and cracked an egg inside and put it back in the oven for that time.
 

Pre-baked and split

  

Egged

  

Baked--a little too long, you really want the yolk to be runny

  

As noted in the caption, I baked mine just a little bit too long.  I love my yolks runny, and that way I could have mixed it up with the potato which I wasn’t able to do as well.  Oh well, next time.  Also, don’t forget to season!  Same as you would an omelete or a baked potato– I used garlic, onion, chili powder, and ranch seasoning.  

I also took another go with the slow cooker, making some South Western chicken concoction.   Here’s what I used:  

  • Like 3(?) chicken breasts
  • 2 Spicy low-fat andouille chicken sausages
  • Good amount of black bean salsa
  • 1 can of a corn, okra, and onion soup
  • 1 can green chiles
  • Garlic, onions, and chili powder

Southwest Chicken ingredients

  

It came out well!  Could have used a little more spice though.  What would give it that, does anyone have any ideas?  

Cooked it on high for about 4 hours:  

Simmerin'

  

So again, let me know if you have any fitness or nutrition questions you would like me to discuss, or dishes you want to see me cook!  

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2 thoughts on “Why you should eat eggs, Egg baked potato, and Slooow south western chicken

  1. yo man, for spicing things up a bit, try tobasco sauce. it’s always good and i’ve been putting it in a lot of stuff lately, especially in the crock pot

    Question: i’ve been getting into baking my own sandwich bread. I like 100% whole wheat, but have been starting with white bread for baking because the recipe is a little simpler, but now I think I want to start baking whole wheat. Do you have any good recipes?

    • Yo joe- great idea with the tabasco, I’ll have to snag some Texas Pete’s from work, wait–I mena buy some…

      As for the bread- I don’t have any good recipes. Mine never comes out good for sandwiches, but its great for a healthy snack. Pretty much I just throw whole wheat flour, yeast, and anything I can think of in my kitchen like bananas, pumpkin, honey, cinnamon etc. I bet you could find some good recipes online though, I know http://www.allrecipes.com has a lot of good ones. Try one with whole wheat flour and oatmeal.
      Are you using a bread machine?

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