KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS
These Keto Low-Carb Scrambled-Egg Prosciutto Cups can be prepared in advance so you can grab one in the morning with no work at all. They are super nutritious and inexpensive. Eggs are an integral part of many international cuisines. So, there is no reason to ever get tired of consuming them.
DOES THE COLOR OF THE YOLK TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT THE NUTRITION OF THE EGG YOLK?
The answer to this question is ‘no.’ The color of the yolk in an egg does not necessarily indicate anything about its nutritional value. The yolk color can vary based on the diet of the chicken that laid the egg. Chickens that have been fed a diet high in xanthophylls, which are natural pigments found in plants such as corn and alfalfa, will produce yolks that are more yellow or orange in color. However, this does not necessarily mean that the egg is more nutritious. The nutritional value of an egg is determined by a number of factors including the chicken’s diet, the conditions in which it was raised, and the freshness of the egg. Generally, eggs are an excellent source of protein and contain essential vitamins and minerals, regardless of the color of the yolk.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TERMS USED TO DESCRIBE EGGS?
Free-range eggs are eggs that come from chickens that have access to outdoor areas, allowing them to roam freely and exhibit their natural behaviors. In contrast to caged chickens, free-range hens can move around, stretch their wings, and forage for food. This results in a more humane and ethical way of farming chickens for eggs.
In addition to animal welfare concerns, free-range eggs have become popular among consumers because they are perceived as being healthier and more nutritious than eggs from caged hens. Studies have shown that free-range eggs are higher in certain nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and beta-carotene.
It’s important to note that the term “free-range” is not strictly regulated, and different countries and regions may have different definitions of what constitutes a free-range egg. However, in general, free-range eggs come from chickens that have more space and access to the outdoors than caged hens.
Cage-free eggs come from hens that are not kept in cages. Instead, they are allowed to roam freely in a designated area, such as a barn or aviary, where they can walk, perch, nest, and spread their wings. This means that the hens have more space to move around and engage in natural behaviors, which can lead to better health and welfare. Additionally, cage-free systems often provide hens with access to natural light and fresh air, as well as opportunities to scratch and forage for food. While cage-free systems are not perfect and may still have welfare concerns, they are generally considered to be a step in the right direction towards more humane egg production.
Grade A eggs are a quality designation given to eggs that meet certain standards for freshness, firmness, and cleanliness. In the United States, eggs are graded by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and are required to meet the standards set forth in the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. To be classified as Grade A, eggs must have a firm yolk and white, a clean and uncracked shell, and a small air cell. They must also be free from any defects or abnormalities that would make them unsuitable for human consumption. Grade A eggs are the highest quality eggs available and are typically the ones you’ll find in grocery stores.
Pasture Raised Eggs:
Pasture raised eggs are eggs laid by chickens that have been allowed to roam freely outside and graze on natural vegetation such as grass, herbs, and bugs. Unlike conventional eggs that are produced by chickens raised in confinement, pasture raised eggs come from chickens that are allowed to move around and eat a more varied and natural diet. This results in eggs that are higher in nutrients such as vitamins A, E and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Pasture raised eggs are also considered to be more humane and environmentally sustainable, as the chickens are able to engage in natural behaviors and contribute to a healthier ecosystem. If you are looking for eggs that are both healthier and more sustainable, choosing pasture raised eggs is a great choice.
Vegetarian fed eggs are eggs laid by hens that are fed a vegetarian diet. This means that the hens are not fed any animal by-products, such as meat or bone meal, which are commonly included in the diets of non-vegetarian hens. Instead, the feed given to vegetarian-fed hens is typically made up of grains, vegetables, and other plant-based ingredients.
While some people choose vegetarian-fed eggs for ethical or environmental reasons, others choose them because they believe that they are healthier or of higher quality than eggs from hens fed a non-vegetarian diet. However, it is important to note that there is no conclusive evidence to support these claims. Ultimately, the decision to purchase vegetarian-fed eggs is a personal one based on individual values and preferences.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF EGGS IN THE KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS?
There are so many benefits to eating eggs every day. Eating eggs on a regular basis offers the best anabolic effect, that is egg protein turning to body protein (muscle and joints). This conversion is at 48%. Meat and fish only offer 32%. Soy offers 17%. Eggs also offer a plethora of vitamins and minerals, except for vitamin C. Here are a few:
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
- Folate: 5% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA
- Eggs also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc
WHAT IS THE FLAVOR PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS?
These Keto Low-Carb Scrambled-Egg Prosciutto Cups offer many complimentary but contrasting flavors and textures. The crunchy texture of the crispy prosciutto nicely offsets the right and cream interior egg mixture. The saltiness of prosciutto nicely offsets the natural sweetness of the cream cheese.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS?
The predominant taste sensation in this recipe is saltiness from the prosciutto. This sensation has got to be considered first. Choose a crisp dry white wine or brut sparkling wine as a partner. The wine’s crisp acidity will nicely offset the saltiness in the dish, much like salt and vinegar chips! Some wines to choose from include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc, Vinho Verde, brut sparkling wine.
Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
CAN I USE ANYTHING BESIDES PROSCIUTTO IN THE KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS?
In this Keto Low-Carb Scrambled-Egg Prosciutto Cups recipe, you can use any sliced cured meat, such as bacon, ham, pastrami, salami, pepperoni, and more. Just make sure that your meat is not loaded in sugar. Most Italian cured meats have zero net carbs.
CAN I ADD OTHER INGREDIENTS TO MY SCRAMBLED-EGGS?
The answer is yes! Play with flavor combinations, such as adding bacon, onions, and green peppers. The list is endless.
CAN I ADD ANOTHER CHEESE BESIDES CREAM CHEESE?
Absolutely! Substitute in these Keto Low-Carb Scrambled-Egg Prosciutto Cups recipe, the cream cheese for fat-free cream cheese, soft tofu, chèvre, Boursin, Labneh (yogurt cheese), feta, etc.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS
Keeping in mind that you can use whatever ingredients you like, this particular Keto Low-Carb Scrambled-Egg Prosciutto Cups recipe uses the following ingredients:
- Pasture Raised Eggs
- Cream cheese (or low-fat cream cheese)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Fresh chives
WHAT ARE HEART HEALTHY SUBSITUTES FOR THE KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS?
Prosciutto: If you’re looking for a heart-healthy substitute for prosciutto, there are several options you can try. One of the best substitutes for prosciutto is lean turkey or chicken breast, which is low in saturated fat and high in protein. You can use these meats to make a delicious sandwich or wrap, or add them to salads for an extra dose of protein. Another option is smoked salmon, which is also low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids. You can serve smoked salmon on crackers or in a salad, or use it as a topping for scrambled eggs. Finally, you can try roasted or grilled vegetables, such as eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers, which are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. These vegetables can be served as a side dish or added to pasta dishes and salads for extra flavor and nutrition.
Cream Cheese: You can substitute the cream cheese with low-fat cream cheese, soft tofu or yogurt cheese.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB SCRAMBLED-EGG PROSCIUTTO CUPS?
Arrange 2 slices in a cup of muffin tun pressing the sides and bottom to make a cavity. Repeat for all 6 cups. Bake at 350F for 5 minutes until crisp. Let cool. Set aside. In a bowl add 6 eggs. Beat until well mixed. Season with black pepper. (You don’t need salt as prosciutto is salty). Add butter to the pan. Scramble eggs until almost cooked. Add cream cheese cubes. Turn off the heat. Fold eggs together. Do not over mix. Fill each prosciutto cup with a heaping dollop of the egg mixture. Drizzle with hot sauce and sprinkle with fresh chives. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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