* If you do not want to add oil at all, reduce the calories by 44. You can simply steam saute the onions, peppers, and veggies in a little water (about 1 tablespoon to start). You are not really sauteing as the word implies the use of oil, but we will throw caution to the wind and say that sauteing in water is a far healthier way to saute for those that need to reduce fat in their diet. Add more water a little bits (a teaspoon or so) at a time as it evaporates and stir until the veggies are softened - a short time left alone in the pan after evaporation with very little stirring will give you some nice browned bits and make it as visually appealing as the traditional olive oil saute. The World's Healthiest Foods suggests that it is better to add the olive oil after cooking anyway as it's properties are compromised when heated.
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|before adding the eggs|
1/4 cup or more of chopped onions
1/4 cup or more of chopped sweet red pepper
1 t habanero olive oil
1 cup or more of torn fresh spinach
1/8 t or more of turmeric
2 good quality eggs, beaten well with a fork
Coarsely chop the onions and sweet red pepper. I like to have it sit a few minutes as research suggests that there is a chemical reaction when onions and garlic are cut and exposed to air that allows a health-promoting allicin to form.
Add one teaspoon of olive oil to a good non-stick pan and bring to a shimmer over medium heat. Add the onions and sweet red pepper - stir occasionally until the onions start to turn translucent. Sprinkle with turmeric and stir one minute. I use more, but if you are new to turmeric, start with 1/8 of a teaspoon. Turmeric is one of the foods and herbs that work wonders for my arthritis. Add a cup or two of torn spinach and saute until wilted. Finally add two eggs (if you can't get good eggs from a farmers market, try looking for Country Hen eggs or any free range eggs) and scramble til you get the consistency you like.
Remove from heat. You can drizzle with more olive oil after cooking or use more to saute if you need more healthy fat in your day. Incredibly aromatic way to start the day.
Try folding the egg scramble inside of a slightly warmed tortilla.
Don't add cheese - I've tried it and it competes with rather than enhancing the other flavors, this may be due to the turmeric.