Ham, Vegetable and Egg Scramble

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This holiday season I just can’t seem to pull things together. I’ve become the ultimate procrastinator.

I have yet to finalize our dinner menu, and finally finished shopping. That’s not to say that I’ve wrapped a single gift.

Since procrastination isn’t typically part of my character, I’m going to attribute my lack of holiday focus to the chaos going on at work, due to a particularly large project.

Kretschmer's Wheat Germ

Kretschmer’s Wheat Germ

Another victim of my lack of focus is Kretschmer.

This company was kind enough to send me a bottle of wheat germ several weeks ago, hoping that I would review it in a timely manner and develop a recipe for them.

Wheat germ isn’t an ingredient I’ve worked with, so I had some research to do first. This added task didn’t help my motivation to get cooking.

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Little did I know what I was missing out on!

According to Discovery Fit & Health, wheat germ is a natural fat fighting food. The embryo of the wheat kernel, wheat germ provides a boost of nutrients often lost during weight loss when people cut back on saturated fats.

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

You’ll add all important iron, zinc and folic acid back into your diet, not to mention tummy filling fiber.

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Once I had wheat germ figured out, I knew exactly what I planned to do with it. I needed a quick and healthy meal to put on the table so I could finish the rest of my neglected holiday projects.

This was the best scrambled egg recipe.  I love colorful vegetables, so we packed the pan with ham, spinach and zucchini. Then we topped the dish with creamy cheddar cheese and nutty tasting wheat germ.

This was the energy boost we needed to help us get through present wrapping!

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Ham, Egg and Vegetable Scramble

Better late than never! Thank you Kretschmer! I truly enjoyed your product and look forward to using it in other recipes in the future.

If you’d like a free coupon for Kretschmer Wheat Germ, leave a comment. I have two to give away and will do that on Sunday, December 23rd.

Happy Holidays!

Ham and Veggie Egg Scramble
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup green onion, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup ham, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
Instructions
  1. Combine green onion, spinach, zucchini, garlic and ham in a large bowl.
  2. Whip eggs in another bowl and combine with vegetables.
  3. Preheat oven broiler.
  4. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Add eggs and cook stirring frequently until just set.
  6. Top with cheese and wheat germ. Place under the broiler just long enough to melt the cheese.
Notes
Calories: 224kcal, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5
Saturated fatty acids: 4.45g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 4.79g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 2.54g
Total fat: 11.79g
Calories from fat: 106
Cholesterol: 423mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 6.15g
Total dietary fiber: 1.47g
Protein: 20.62g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

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Comments

  1. says

    Wheat germ has always been low on my priority list — in fact I don’t believe I’ve ever used it in the kitchen. But I’m intrigued by this recipe. I know the benefits of wheat germ, and this seems like a terrific — and totally natural — way to use it. (Natural in that so many “healthy” recipes just aren’t the way most people cook.) Good stuff! Thanks.

    • says

      Wheat germ is new to me too, but I have to say I love the nuttiness it adds. I can totally see it added to baked goods. I’m wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday. :)

  2. says

    I’ve been loving all these extra lean and quick dishes you’ve been featuring lately and I definitely feel you on lacking motivation. Great scramble and excellent colors in the dish. Never tried wheat germ (been on a chia kick) but I’d love to give it a shot!

    • says

      I usually do flaxmeal, but I’ve tried chia seeds and really like them. Especially in my smoothies. Like you, I’ve not used wheat germ before, but I like the nutty flavor.

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