Organic Egg Whites Cut Calories, Fat, Cholesterol

Exercise physiologist Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer and author of The Best Life Diet Cookbook, is a firm believer in the concept of breakfast for dinner. 

“Breakfast-style fare can provide a flavorful and filling family dinner, with only minutes spent in the kitchen,” he says. 

To reduce your intake of calories, fat and cholesterol, Greene recommends substituting protein-packed egg whites for some of the whole eggs used in recipes. To simplify prep time, he uses AllWhites and Better’n Eggs (not organic), but you can purchase a brand like Organic Valley Pasteurized Egg Whites. About 3 tablespoons of these products equal one egg, and 1/4 cup has only 25 calories, 0 g fat and 0 mg cholesterol. 

Of course, there’s nothing to stop you from buying a carton of organic eggs and separating the whites and yolks. If you can’t seem to cleanly crack or separate an egg to save your life, you can always invest in a foolproof egg separator

Be sure to tune in Thursday for Greene’s Easter brunch-ready frittata recipe. In the meantime, check out our previously posted recipe for Sesame-Ginger Frittata with Broccoli and Shrimp, which also substitutes egg whites for some of the eggs.

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  • Zhang  October 28, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I eat these eggs every morning before I go to work

  • Burn Calories  December 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Theres so many different diets nowadays, and nobody knows which one to go for, but really by just trying to burn calories in general is what you need to be trying to do. all the little things help like taking the dog for a walk, going for a run though the park, and not having 2nd helpings at dinner all add up!

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