The 2 points+ Asparagus “Tortilla”

by DanicasDaily on January 4, 2012

Happy Wednesday all!  I definitely saw a few ideas on your menus yesterday that I think I NEED to borrow ~ thanks for for sharing!  Yesterday morning I was up at 5 AM to get my workout in since I knew my day was going to be super busy. 

I spent 32 minutes doing a 2:1 walk/jog combination on the treadmill then grabbing a banana before getting to work on BREAKFAST!

Do you all remember that 1 points+ Asparagus Tortilla my leader made us in our meeting last week?  I can honestly say I have been dreaming about it ever since…..

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Her version definitely looks prettier (I think she might not have sliced her asparagus first?), but, both were completely delicious.  The secret is definitely in “frying” the asparagus before hand in a little olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.

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I sauted my asparagus bites in 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until crisp tender.  Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. 

Reduce heat to low and let the pan cool off for about 2 minutes.

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She did tell us the “secret” to this recipe she used to get whenever she went to Spain was all about the technique.  You could this similar to a frittata by slowly cooking the eggs and slightly lifting/tilting the pan and eggs to allow the excess eggs run to the bottom on the pan to cook.

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Then, instead of putting the eggs in the oven to cook, you take a plate (yup, that’s my BIG plate LOL) and flip the pan and slide them back into the pan to finish your cooking.

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You need to make sure your dish makes it easy to slide your eggs back into your fry pan or you will end up with scrambled eggs (still good though!)

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Slice into 8 pieces and enjoy!

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ASPARAGUS TORTILLA (Print it!)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb asparagus, stems removed and sliced into 2 inch sections
  • 4 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Egg Beaters or the equivalent eggs

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Preheat oil in a NONSTICK pan over medium heat.  While the oil heats, prepare asparagus.  Add asparagus and saute for for 5 minutes, until crisp tender.

2.  Reduce heat to low and allow pan to “cool off” for 1-2 minutes. 

3.  Slowly pour in egg beaters and cook over low until the eggs are set, tilting your pan and carefully lifting the “egg tortilla” letting the uncooked eggs run to the bottom of the pan, about 7-8 minutes..

4.  Once the eggs are set and there is very little runny egg on top, place a plate over the frying pan and carefully flip the egg tortilla on top of the pan.  Slide the egg tortilla back into the frying pan and finish cooking about 4-5 minutes.

5.  Slice into 8 sections and enjoy!

Makes 8 servings, 2 points+ each or 16 slices for 1 points+, 100% Simply Filling

Nutritional information per serving calculated at caloriecount.com:

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I actually had 2 slices stacked on top of each other, then topped with Sriracha Open-mouthed smilefor 4 points+

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I had actually planned my day differently yesterday for lunch since The Husband made up a beautiful Tri Tip Salad.

Since I never had a chance to break for lunch, I ended up grabbing the snacks I packed instead.

A perfectly Hard Boiled Egg for 2 points+.

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Trader Joe’s Lite String Cheese (1 points+)

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And Pineapple!!!

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All would be power foods and part of Simply Filling if you used Fat Free Cheese.

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I had a “moment” while at my co-workers desk since we were working late and snacked on these Lemon Heads.

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It DID sorta make me laugh that my candy said “Made with Real Fruit Juice” ~ really?! LOL…..1 points+ for the bag.

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I didn’t end up getting home last night until 9 pm so we ended up grabbing Chipotle since by that point I honestly just NEEDED to eat real food.

decided to go with the 3 Crunchy Chicken Tacos because they fill them so much that you end up with a salad after you eat them.  I LOVE that! (15 points+ or 5 points+/taco)

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3 crunchy corn taco shells with chicken, pico de gallo, corn salsa, cheese & lettuce

I LOVE Chipotle!

Q’s

Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser last night? What do you think of the new season so far?

Catch up with you all tonight!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becca January 4, 2012 at 8:42 am

Mmm, now I’m craving Chipotle!

I’m going to make your healthy nachos tonight… I can’t wait to try them! I know my hubby and little guy will love them too.

I watched BL last night, looks like it’s going to be a good season!

2 Becky Martinez January 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

I made crunchy tacos last night too. Have you tried the white corn tortilla shells by Mission? You get 3 shells for 3 pp, and they are super good. You have to heat them in the oven, but they heat quickly. I used ground beef w/ taco seasoning, just a bit of cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and fat free sour cream. They turned out really good and came to be 8pp for 3…yum! Next time I think I will make pico de gallo or corn salsa.

3 Shannon January 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

I have to admit that I haven’t watched Biggest Loser in quite a few years because I didn’t like the people who did it just for the money, and I thought that it wasn’t realistic to lose that much weight each week and thought it wasn’t good to promote that kind of lifestyle. Yes, I know it’s how they were living, but for people watching, I guess I felt like it would make people at home want to lose that much in a week. But after watching last season’s finale (I watched with my aunt because she was going to miss it and I told her I’d record it on my DVR (I honestly don’t know how I lived without that!!!). I must say it is very inspiring, and for myself, I know I’m not going to lose that much weight, and as long as I root for the people I like, why not watch to help me stay on track with my weight loss.

Okay LONG comment!!! Oh and by the way, that recipe looks almost exactly like my grandparent’s asparagus fritatta. In fact, it might be right on the dot. And they were French and Italian so that’s a pretty big compliment!!! :)

4 Kathy R. January 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

I have never been to Chipotle’s before. There is one in my town, and those taco’s look pretty good for 15 points plus. I might have to go check it out.
The new Applebee’s under 500 commercials are making me want to go there too. Has anyone tried any of those yet?

I never miss the Biggest Loser. The people seem like one’s I’ll be happy to root for. There always seems to be at least one person I can’t stand. But so far, the group seems good.
I almost stopped watching it that season they had those two horridly mean women on… can’t quite remember their names… one was Hebba or something like that. She was so evil .

Of course I am going to root for the 19 year old guy to get his weight off. I sure hope he gets to stay all season . I was surprised that Ben asked to be sent home. He has all those kids that are depending on him to get healthy and be there for them, and it does appear he’s off to a great start since he’s lost –what was it—I think 50 pounds since going home.

I’ve always loved Bob…. but Dolvett? oohhh he is so nice to look at. Had to laugh when the santa claus guy said he his wife wanted him to have Dolvett’s body, so he was picking Dolvett as his trainer. :~) But I really do love his personality too. Seems like a very good guy and sincere.

Biggest Loser did just what I had hoped they’d do. Get rid of Anna and go back to just two trainers this season. Although I do have to admit that by the end of the season I did get to like Anna a bit more. But I do think Dolvett and Bob are the way to go. I didn’t like it with 3 trainers.

5 Lauryn January 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Yum Chipolte!!! Anyways, as far as BL goes- I MISS JILLIAN. The new guy is really funny but I think he tries too hard to be hardcore like Bob. Id rather see the girl and guy trainer they had on right after jillian left if they put anyone back. Or a hardcore girl that has possibly conqured a weight issue or earned a reason for her to be a great trainer. I think the contestants are great too, i love the pink team! However, i was pretty bored with it after the first hour. But still, LOVE BL!!!

6 Lauryn January 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

that is an awesome point bargin!! where do you find the corn tortillas?

7 Tami @Nutmeg Notebook January 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Thanks for the great recipe! I can’t wait to try it.

8 christine January 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Your tortilla looked fantastic for a first try!

BL watched it for the first time last night but only caught the last 10min have to watch a full episode next week.

9 Allison January 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I fear that I will end up with a flop [aka scrambled eggs] after trying to do that big of a flip :P

10 BroccoliHut January 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Yum! Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies, so I will definitely be making this recipe ASAP!

11 Becky Martinez January 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I bought them at Food 4 Less and than actually found them at Wal-Mart for about half the price…they are in a box with all of the other tortillas!

12 Melissa @TryingtoHeal January 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Haha, I’ve totally done that with omelettes, putting a pan on top!!! It’s the best use of a cookie sheet for things other than cookies!

13 Diane in Wisconsin January 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

So glad I found your blog as I began my WW journey. Thanks for all the good stuff

14 Josie January 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I watched BL loved it I didn’t like last season with Anna didn’t even watch. I really like Dolvett..and Bob love Bob!! I am rooting for Chism, his face is sooo cute.

I made your nachos today for me and Jakeman he loved em, they hit the spot for me. Ok ask your WW leader where she found the cinna chips for those muffins I can’t find em anywhere!! waaaa :)

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