The Mayonnaise can be healthy

Dressings

Spanish Version

Many times my friends get frustrated with a reduce calorie diet and that makes them fail on trying, others on the contra ire think that buying industrially processed salad dressings bring flavor to their salad without realizing the quantity and quality of the fat and other ingredients not so good for your body.

This is why this week im going to dedicate it to publish some salad dressings, easy to make and with an ideal caloric content to put up some flavors to the salads without exceeding daily limits allowed on a reduce calories diet.

Mayonnaise its an emulsion that contains a high content of fat, however, when home made with extra virgin olive oil you get the benefits of a unrefined cold pressed oil which is healthier for you and great for a reduced calories diet, in difference with the retail version which is usually done with vegetable oil (the olive available for that company or a mix of many different oils) and another ingredients that allows it to keep shelf stability for six months without spoiling.

You don’t have to feel intimidated by this recipe, its super easy to make and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

1 egg yolk from a large egg
1/4 tbsp sea salt
1/4 tbsp Yellow Mustard
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PREPARATION

In a glass bowl mix the yolk, mustard and sea salt whipping with a whisk until salt is completely disolved.

Add the lemon juice and the vinegar whipping vigorously.

Whithout stop the beating add a thin strain of the Olive Ol and whisk until having all the ingredients well mixed.

Once done bottle it up and storage it, it will last for a whole week

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
For Each Tablespoon
Calories 106
Carbs 0 g
Fat 12 g
Protein 0 g
Sodium 49 mg
Sugar 0 g

Egg whites Omelette

Egg whites omelette

Breakfast, Easy to make, Healthy

Spanish Version

A classic of high protein diets is the egg whites omelette, because it’s a fast and easy way to obtain high quality protein. The egg white possess a great source of protein easy to obtain and dast to cook.

Now, to the taste the egg whites have a very plain, almost neutral, taste and it can be really annoying to have on a everyday basis. In my case when I do a whites omelette I mix it with a portion of vegetables or meat, the one on the picture has aji dulce, onion and garlic the idea is to enhance the flavor of what’s on it with the omelette.

In the market there are many options to get egg whites, you can get them from fresh eggs, pasteurized frozen or on UHT, even powder, mostly used on the industrial preparations. For me there’s nothing like the fresh ones, the processed products don’t have the same texture while cooking, I can use them as an ingredient for some other preparation but nos as the main protein.

INGREDIENTS

1 Tablespoon oil
4 egg whites from large eggs

PREPARATION

spray a small pan with oil and bring it to mid high temperature.

In a bowl pour the egg whites separating them from the yolk, and mix them with a whisk or a fork.

There is a few methods to separate the yolks.

Open the egg in half and pass the yolk from a side to the other of the shell until most of the white is separated, discard the yolk.

Make a medium sized hole (thick as a finger) on one of the sides and pour out the white on a bowl.

You can also pour the whole eggs on a bowl and remove the yolks picking them in between the fingers.

So, once the pan is hot, pour the whites and let them cook, moving the pan from the handle so it doesn’t stick.

Once cooked from a side, around 2 or 3 minutes flip over and cook for 10 seconds on the opposite side, if it’s to hard to flip it over, fold and cook until sealed.

Now just fill with sautéed vegetables, or meat, or just ham and cheese!

NUTRITION FACTS

Calories 270
Carbs 0
Fat 20 g
Protein 22 g
Sodium 117 mg
Sugar 0 g