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Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Food, Recipes | 228 comments

Great Eggspectations (Giveaway!)

As you guys already know from last week’s egg-cellent post (ha!), I’ve got a small obsession with, well, eggs right now. But I’ve started to realize that it really extends to more than just eggs. It’s a current obsession with breakfast food in general. And just like the period I went through when I watched Pride & Prejudice (the Keira Knightly version) four times in a single weekend once in college (including one time when the credits finished rolling, the start menu came back up, and I just picked up the remote and pressed “Play” again), I’ve been bitten by the obsession bug baaaad. Like, breakfast for dinner every other night for the past couple of weeks-bad.

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It really is a bit of a weird food streak right now, actually, because aside from always wanting bacon (who doesn’t?) and the occasional pancake craving, I’ve never really been THAT into breakfast food. Sure, the novelty of brinner was fun every once in a while, but it’s never been like this. Maybe it’s just all of the years spent not eating breakfast finally catching up with me?

Either way, when an opportunity came along from AllWhites® egg whites egging me on (double ha!) to dive even deeper into my crazy cat lady obsession exploration of these foods, I couldn’t exactly say no!

Here’s a run-down of facts about AllWhites from the good people who make it:

AllWhites is a great source of lean protein, with five grams of lean protein and just 25 calories per serving. AllWhites is a fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie alternative to shell eggs.

And for those of you who participate in the program, AllWhites is endorsed by Weight Watchers® and has 0 PointsPlus value per serving.

For recipe purposes, here are the recommended conversion amounts when substituting AllWhites for shell eggs:

- 3 tbsp of AllWhites = Approx. 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup of AllWhites = Approx. 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup of AllWhites = Approx. 4 large eggs

Now, as someone who most definitely appreciates a good runny yolk but recognizes that — especially when it comes to cooking — using multiple whole eggs can add up quickly on the caloric scale, I fully appreciate the convenience and calorie-cutting power of egg whites. Plus, as the self-proclaimed master of weirdo breakfast combinations (What? Pasta, guacamole, and leftover steak are a totally legit breakfast combo, right?) it helps to know that at least one of the ingredients that I might be using is actually breakfast appropriate. Plus, hello? I get that egg yolks have their own nutritional value, but at 70 calories per egg vs. 25 calories per serving of egg whites, who says you can’t have your low-fat cake and eat it too?

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Introducing the latest in what has now become a rather lengthy lineup of Gretchen’s Breakfast Food Creations: the smoked salmon crepe-uritto!

This delicious culinary confection combines so very many of my favorite things: crepes, smoked salmon, cream cheese, eating with my hands… it’s like a bagel and lox that you don’t have to feel guilty about! Or a breakfast burrito, only fancy. Delicious, filling, nutritious, and only 150 calories per crepe — WHAT! You could eat both servings and have a totally satisfying, full breakfast… or dinner… for only 300 calories. You are oh so very welcome.

Smoked Salmon Crepe-uritto
Makes 2 crepes

Ingredients:
For the crepe:

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar (optional)
1 pinch salt
3 tbsp AllWhites® egg whites or 1 whole egg
2 tbsp almond milk, milk, soy milk, whatevs.
Very small pat butter or nonstick spray

For the filling:
3 oz smoked salmon
2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
1 tsp green onion, finely chopped

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, salt, and sugar (if using) in a bowl. Add egg whites and milk, and mix with a small whisk or fork.

2. Heat pan (preferably nonstick) to medium heat. Spray liberally with nonstick spray or melt butter in pan, then add half of the crepe batter. Swirl the batter quickly and evenly around the pan, then allow to cook for ~30 seconds (you have to work pretty fast!). Flip to the other side, cook for another 20 – 30 seconds, then remove from heat. Repeat for the second crepe.

3. Spread one tablespoon of cream cheese on each open crepe and add half of the smoked salmon and green onion. Roll up and enjoy!

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Nutritional info per crepe: 151 calories, 4.7 grams fat (healthy fat!), 13 grams carbs, 12.5 grams protein.

It’s the perfect grab-n-go breakfast if you still have to worry about that sort of thing (mwahaha), and it’s much better for you than an egg mcmuffin (and fancier, too!). I know crepes are kind of scary to think about making, but I promise, they are the easiest and quickest thing in the world! You could even add in some spinach or other greens into the wrap if you wanted to up the nutritional ante even further! Make it now, thank me later!

So not only do you now have this delicious new recipe in your arsenal, but you’re about to get your chance to win some monaaaay! AllWhites and BlogHer are generously offering you guys the opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card (!!) as part of this campaign!

To enter, just comment on this blog answering the following question: How do you fuel the way to a healthier you?

Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 3/3/2014-3/31/2014.
Be sure to visit the AllWhites® egg whites brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

This post was sponsored by AllWhites® egg whites and I received compensation for my content. But all words, photos, and opinions are my own!)

228 Comments

  1. I like to fuel myself with homemade granola and fresh fruit.

  2. I like to eat healthy fats and whole grains to fuel!

  3. I love eating eggs for protein in the morning! And greek yogurt pancakes for dinner! Brinner rules!

  4. I take my vitamins every day, and remember to incorporate protein into my diet, by eating eggs, fish or peanut butter.

  5. I eat lots of fruits and veggies daily

  6. We eat fresh fruits and veggies

  7. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies! And I make sure to drink lots of water everyday :)

  8. I eat egg white only veggie omelets daily, sometimes twice a day.

  9. I eat a balanced breakfast with protein and carbs to help me stay fueled. I eat an egg white omelet with veges and cheese and fruit. Or I will have a yogurt with a healthy breakfast bar and fruit. I always make sure to include protein in every meal.
    email jewelwood55@gmail.com

  10. I have been trying to be aware of my protein intake and to increase it to help fuel my workouts!

  11. Protein and vegetables

  12. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/440607517005996032

  13. with green smoothies almost daily!

  14. Fueling my way to a healthier me? I’m limiting carbs and processed foods, cooking more at home, buying more whole foods, and focusing on simple protein, vegetables and fruit – and a giant bucket of oatmeal on weekends! :-)

  15. Smoothies made with yogurt for extra protein.

  16. I’m literally drooling at your smoked salmon crepe. Mmmm

    I love making breakfast skillets with whatever ingredients I have on hand – eggs, spinach, zucchini, mushroom, nutritional yeast, onion, black beans, etc. So yummy and nutritious!

  17. i fuel a healthier me by starting the week off with a trip to the grocery store to stock up on healthy foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains and egg whites!

  18. I trade off. IN the mornings I will have OJ and a banana and Greek yogurt where I add pomegranate seeds. Sometimes I will have an egg sandwich with turkey sausage.I love love pomegranate seeds.

  19. I cook & freeze food on the weekends so I’m not stressed during the week with work

  20. Right now I’m loving cheese sticks and almonds as snacks! YUM.

  21. I try to eat fruit when I need a sweet healthy snack.

  22. To fuel a healthier me I try to eat multiple small meals throughout the day to keep my blood sugar even and I incorporate proteins to keep me full and whole grains when I eat carbs like bread!

  23. ps I also tweeted!!

  24. Eating lots of protein and veggies is super important to being healthy for me, as is lots of sleep, lots of water, and quality social time.

  25. I fuel myself with balanced carbs, healthy fats, and protein at every meal.

  26. Umm, it’s never occurred to me to make my own crepes. THIS LOOKS AMAZING. I want to make it immediately.

    And let’s see… I fuel a “healthier me” right now by trying to get a handle on portion control & crazy amounts of snacking. By walking instead of taking the bus. By getting enough sleep… she says, at 1:15am. Um, time to go to bed!

  27. I avoid processed meat; I drink lots of water and little to no soda or artificially sweetened drinks.
    JenniferAnne74 @ aol.com

  28. I try to start my day off right by working out and eating a healthy breakfast of Greek yogurt and blueberries!

  29. I love to make mini egg-white omelets (using a muffin tin) on the weekend and then freeze and reheat each morning.

  30. I fuel myself with foods that I know are good for myself and by being mindful of when I am hungry versus bored. My current obsession is egg whites, veggies, a sprinkling of cheese, and everything doused in Cholula.

  31. Cutting convenience food out of my diet. I try to make meals from scratch. It’s not hard. Just takes planning. An egg with egg whites in the a.m. Fuel for the a.m.

  32. I eat lots of fruit.

  33. I fuel by starting every day with some protein like greek yogurt or eggs

  34. I buy a lot of fruit, cut it up and place it in the upper shelf of the fridge. I put anything we shouldn’t eat behind it. That way we have to move it out of the way to eat the nasty stuff and more often than not just eat the fruit instead.

  35. I usually fuel up with veggies and fruit. Love your creation and can’t wait to try it out.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  36. I don’t eat meat, so eggs, tofu, nuts and dairy are my main fuel.

  37. try to eat plenty of fruits and proteins

  38. I make sure to pack my lunch for work everyday. Making sure I have healthy options is much better than trying to come up with a good lunch on the fly!

  39. I’ve been trying to drink more water.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. I eat eggs, chicken fruits and vegetables to fuel myself a healthy way. I stay away from sugar and junk food.

  41. I’ve never tried salmon with strawberries before. I must say, I’m not sure how that would appeal to me, but I would like to try the crepe recipe you give.

    Great photo, by the way, did you take it yourself?

    My own personal favorite combo is smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and tabasco sauce!

    As for the calories, nearly three times as many in the yolk as the white was a bit of a shock!

  42. i like to fuel up with a smoothie

  43. I love egg whites for breakfast (especially in omelet form), but I’ve never tried AllWhites. I also eat oatmeal with fresh fruit. :-)

  44. I fuel my way with a healthy diet rich in protein, healthy fats and other necessary nutrients! I also take vitamins and drink a lot of water. I generally start my day with some scrambled eggs, cheese string and black tea.

  45. we eat fresh fruit and veggies at almost every meal

  46. I’m making a real effort to increase my water intake daily. Helps my body use the food I eat more efficiently!

  47. We try to eat lots of colorful veggies.
    My best friend is also a bit obsessed with eggs….likes to mix restaurant leftovers into scrambles the next morning…so we will definitely want to try these.

  48. we like egg whites, lots of fruit and orange juice!

  49. I try to buy healthier foods so I am not tempted. I love to start off my day with a green smoothie.

  50. I love to start off the day with a green smoothie and try to buy only healthy snacks to eat.

  51. I like to eat kale and egg salad to fuel the way to a healthier me
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  52. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/442870515577798657

  53. smoothies! my parents recently gifted me a Vitamix (i know– they totally never have to buy me another present ever again) and i’ve started experimenting with adding greens to my smoothies now. thanks for the contest! =)

  54. I add lots of veggies to my eggs and wheat bagel.

  55. I try to avoid sugary foods, drink lots of water and take vitamins.

  56. AllWhites are great when you’re in a time crunch! I pick them up at Safeway when I’m in SF. They’re also very useful when you want to add some extra fat- free protein to a dish, or if I’ve got a meal with a considerable amount of fat and don’t want to add too many extra calories.

  57. I try to make dinners with lots of veggies. I need more in my lunch, though!

  58. I’ve been running on these little egg white, spinach and mushroom cups that I make and then save and eat cold with salads.

  59. I try to include protein at every meal to help keep me full and satisfied longer.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  60. tweet-https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/444451601114497024

  61. Yum I definitely need to try those egg white crepes!

  62. i’m trying to eat more fruits and vegetables!

  63. I eat lots of fruits everyday.

  64. Granola bars, grits, and oatmeal for my work snack stash; fruits, veg, and reduced fat string cheese for my home snack stash.

  65. We are trying to eliminate artificial sweeteners from our eating habits. We are focusing on eating wholesome, NATURAL foods now! Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. I cut out fast food drive thrus.

  67. I fuel my body with fruits, veggies, lean protein, and exercise every day !

  68. Smoothies are great for incorporating fruits and veggies

  69. I always eat oatmeal for breakfast–hot in the summer, overnight oats with fresh fruit in the summer. I usually walk about 5 miles a day and do weight lifting three times a week. Getting enough sleep is also important to make me feel my best, energetic self.

    Never heard of a “crepe-urrito” but it looks delicious. I’m one of those people who can most definitely do without runny egg yolks gooing all over so love this recipe! Thanks.

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  70. I only cook with fresh ingredients and never use anything that has been processed.

  71. Ive cut down on sugar, and I’ve been eating more dark & colorful veggies

  72. I fuel rather poorly with lots and lots of coffee right now… but I swear I’m working on it! Switching to teas so I stay hydrated, and trying to add more natural sugars with fruits as snacks.

  73. I eat eggs for breakfast everyday and have been enjoying homemade smoothies to keep my energy up during the day!

  74. I try to sneak in veggies whenever I can to help fuel my body!

  75. I eat a pretty big breakfast everyday and try to eat healthier snacks. I’m very into chips, so I just bought these weird inner peas chips from trader joes which are slightly better for me and pretty delicious.

  76. I eat a pretty big breakfast everyday and try to eat healthier snacks. I’m very into chips, so I just bought these weird inner peas chips from trader joes which are slightly better for me and pretty delicious.

  77. Green protein smoothies and always an egg or two in the morning :)

  78. I fuel myself with salmon, brown rice and veggies. Best way to have a healthy delish meal :)

  79. Having what my body is craving vs. what I should be eating. When I’m not hungry for a full dinner, I usually have a snack of string cheese and apple to be satisfied but not stuffed.

  80. I’ve cut sugar, salt and caffeine from my diet.

  81. Lots of tuna and cottage cheese. I also try to eat plenty of fruits and veggies.

  82. I’m trying to walk more and eat a lot more veggies and less fast food.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  83. I fuel by starting the morning off with a good breakfast. Usually Greek yogurt and cereal and fresh squeezed juice and some fruit. I make sure that I have water with me through the day and I take vitamins and supplements. There are days also that I will make an egg sandwich as a wonderful quick easy to go breakfast. I wll put perhaps a slice of canadian bacon and some fresh tomatoes as well.

  84. We start almost every day with a fruit and vegetable smoothie. Our Blendtec has over 700 uses!

  85. take a multi vitamin every day. drink lots of water, and limit my daily fats and sugar.

  86. I fuel with lots of fresh veggies and fruit!

  87. I try to eat plenty of protein, fruit and veggies and keep away from junk foods as much as possible.
    Thanks so much.

  88. I choose fruits & veggies when I snack and I drink a lot of water every day!

  89. never would of thought of all the interesting things to add to oatmeal,and so simple

  90. I like to snack on fruit and vegetables.

  91. I fuel my body with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit in the morning .

  92. I eat fresh fruits and veggies, water with every meal, and multivitamins everyday.

  93. I fuel my way to a healthier me by eating breakfast daily consisting of fruit and low fat yogurt and I always pack my own lunch with healthy salads and sandwiches.

  94. I drink a ton of water and choose clean and healthy ingredients. I love AllWhites btw and make a lot of egg white omelets.

  95. I try to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.

  96. I take vitamins,drink lots of water daily and eat veggies and fruit.

  97. I stick with a Mediterranean diet, heavy on the vegetables and lean protein.

  98. I eat healthy, balanced meals throughout the day and I also take some supplements.

  99. I drink lots of water

  100. My secret? A love affair with soups, salad and bread. It’s my favorite meal and it’s simple. By giving in to my cravings, I’m actually losing weight — I just don’t overdo the portions. Huzzah!

  101. I always have a healthy breakfast – either a smoothie or an oatmeal mix.
    thank you

  102. i fuel my way into being healthier by trying to eat more fruits and veggies

  103. I supercharge my day with healthy “green
    smoothies” and warm lemon water with ginger & cayenne
    pepper (this help wards off colds). I also do yoga. :)

  104. I add lean protein to my breakfast so I don’t get so hungry before lunch.

  105. I snack on filing things like nuts,eggs,proteins and beans.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  106. I try to walk every day and exercise. I also add more fruit and veggies to my diet.

  107. With lots of bikram yoga! Resolution is to start lifting more

  108. I try to fill up on fluids to stop from overeating

  109. adding veggies to everything – like today my egg white scramble with asparagus, kale, tomato, red pepper
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  110. I swim and try to eat healthy.

  111. I make smoothies and eat lots of lean protein!

  112. I look for great recipes like this one, that are delicious AND healthy. That’s how I encourage and fuel better health for myself and my family :)

  113. I like having lots of nuts, whey protein, spinach and protein bars on hand for healthy fuel!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  114. I want to start by telling you I can’t read any of your text as if the font was in white like the background. But, if your blog is similar to others, my answer is…We like to fuel our bodies healthy by growing our own vegetables, using eggs from our chickens and eating lean meat from hunting deer and wild turkey.

  115. I watch my sodium intake and eat more fresh fruit/vegetables. thanks for the giveaway

  116. By not skipping meals. Start the day with a good breakfast: eggs, toast, fruit and juice.Veggies in our lunch are a must, fresh fruit as midday snacks and hearty meals for dinner.

  117. I have been eating organic oatmeal with organic peanutbutter, walnuts and cinnamon

  118. I eat lots of veggies and fruit and minimize my fat intake.

  119. I fuel with a high protien low carb lifestlye.

  120. I add fuel by eating a protein with every meal

  121. Fruit and vegetables are the main way I fuel healthy, but I do need my eggs and peanut butter too to keep me going.

  122. Drinking more water, adding more veggies n fruit to my diet

  123. I try to limit my processed food intake and drink a lot of water.

  124. My strategy is just to focus on the protein first. If I make sure I get enough protein every day then everything else seems to fall into place. I eat less sugar and I have more energy.

  125. I love white meat chicken and try to eat it at least three times a week as well as a lots of fruits and veggies. I also make sure to take a daily multivitamin.

  126. I eat pretty good and walk the treadmill every day. In the summer I bike ride on our local trail.

  127. I eat pretty good and walk the treadmill every day. In the summer I bike ride on our local trail.

  128. I eat small meals throughout the day.

  129. I drink more water and go on walks throughout the week.

  130. drink plenty of water and eat more fruits and vegetables

  131. trying to eat more natural and not processed foods

  132. I eat fruit and nuts for snacks and drink water or iced tea instead of pop.

  133. I make most all meals at home and lots of fresh fruits and veggies

  134. I’m making a real effort to remove added sugars from my diet.

  135. i drink lots of water

  136. I am eating a low fat diet, cutting out fast food and junk food and exercising two to three times a week.I love the idea of cooking with egg white instead of whole eggs, I am going to have to try All Whites in my recipes.

  137. Every day i drink a glass of vegetable juice. that is my fuel of choice.

  138. alot vegs and fruits

  139. I usually eat lots of protein.

  140. By eating more fruits and veggies and getting protein in.

  141. I try to eat natural foods.

  142. I try to avoid fried food and look for baked options instead.

  143. I eat more fruits.

  144. trying to cut suar and add protein!

  145. I start my day with a warm bowl of oatmeal and a banana. It gives me energy to get through my day and helps me lead a healthy life.

  146. I use my fitness pal to analyze my eating habits and make adjustments to create a more balanced and controlled menu

  147. I TAKE VITAMINS..DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND EAT HEALTHY :)

  148. I LIKE TO TRY NEW LOW FAT RECIPES :)

  149. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies

  150. I fuel the way to a healthier meal by planning for those snack attack cravings. I make sure that I have some dried nuts, figs and granola all mixed in a bag and with me at all times to help with the sweet fix. I have lost 70 pounds and keeping a picture of how I used to look really helps me to keep moving.

  151. Omelets with fresh veggies and cheese are a real treat. I have to bring healthy snacks from home to avoid the lure of the vending machines at work that only have unhealthy options.

  152. I fuel the day with a combination of fruit, yogurt, and honey nut cheerios.

  153. I fuel the way to a healthier me by avoiding fast foods, drinking plenty of water, swimming 3 times a week and walking the other days. I haven’t tried the AllWhites, but I will now for your recipe: YUM!
    Thanks for the contest.

  154. I try to stick to the basics – veggies, fruits, chicken. Things that are minimally processed. I think it does wonders for my energy level!

  155. I bake meats and steam vegetables

  156. I eat a lot of protein! I love to eat eggs for breakfast.

  157. Having cancer I try to get more protein in my diet. I eat more whole grain products, fruits and vegetables and less red meat.


  158. How do you fuel a healthier you? I now only eat the donuts, quit drinking the Jack Daniels with them.

  159. I stopped eating waffles and cereal and now I eat plain oatmeal in the morning!

  160. I been drinking a lot of water and fresh juice so that I can stay healthy.

  161. I fuel myself with lots of fruit and water.

  162. I fuel my way to healthier me with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  163. I eat lots of fruit for a healthier breakfast.

  164. I eat lots of fruits and veggies.

  165. I like to walk 60 minutes on the treadmill every morning and have a bowl of oatmeal to get up my go go

  166. tomato omelets made with egg whites.

  167. I STARTED TAKING VITAMINS AND I THINK THAT HELPS ALOT :)

  168. I drink lots of water and no soda. I try to eat fresh veggies and fruits and no processed foods. I’ve also started to make a lot more meals at home from scratch.

  169. I eat oatmeal or an omelet for breakfast with orange juice

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  170. Exercise is important

  171. Lots of homemade meals.

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