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Low Carb Breakfast: Egg White Short Stack

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Delicious, low carb, gluten free breakfast: The Egg white short stack. It’s a high protein stack of egg whites, layered with avocado, low calorie cheese, and mushrooms.

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This egg breakfast has 199 calories, 26 g protein, 6 g carbs and 7 g fat.

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Since starting on my final (successful) weight loss attempt 18 months ago (see that weight loss story here), egg whites has been central to my mornings! And a typical morning is a FULL cup of egg whites! So many people send me emails after seeing this on my diet meal plan here, assuming I made a typo.

That is no typo! 1 cup of liquid egg whites is 100 calories, and 20 grams of protein, with zero fat and zero carbs. A pure protein source, making it very low in calories. You just can’t beat it! I like to buy liquid egg whites from Costco, because they are so affordable!

I love eating eggs in different ways each day, but I REALLY like when avocado and cheese are involved. I’ve made

So, yeah. You might say I love my eggs, cheese, and avocado!

What are my favorite low calorie cheese options?

I’ve been using different cheese options, depending on which store I’m at. Almost every store I shop at only has ONE of these options. Forcing me to use a different kind each time I shop. My favorites in order are:

  • Sargento brand thin sliced cheese, and Ultra thin sliced. These are 40-50 calories per slice!
  • Sargento reduced fat cheese (60 calories per slice)
  • Great Value Fat Free cheese (45 calories per ounce)
  • Feta fat free cheese (30 calories per ounce)
  • and Velveeta (if there is nothing else, I’ll get the 45 calorie per slice Velveeta. Check the label because they have a variety of calories on different packages. While Velveeta isn’t the BEST choice, I actually don’t mind it, and it kind of grows on you.

So, there you go! While I would have preferred the Sargento thin sliced cheddar on this stack of egg whites, the Velveeta was pretty good!

Give this a try and let me know what you think!

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Egg White Short Stack

Delicious low carb breakfast of egg whites layered with low calorie cheese, avocado, and mushrooms!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: egg white stack, stacked egg whites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 199cal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour 1 cup of egg whites into a large skillet, or 1/2 cup at a time if your skillet is small.
  • Cook egg whites on both sides like a pancake, until no longer runny. Slide egg whites onto a plate. Cut 3-4 inch circles out of the cooked egg whites.
  • Sautee mushrooms in the hot skillet. Mash avocado in a bowl.
  • Layer egg white circle, Velveeta cheese, avocado, and mushrooms. Top with more mashed avocado and sprinkle with Everything But the Bagel seasoning and salt as desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1stack | Calories: 199cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g
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Nutrition Facts
Egg White Short Stack
Serving Size
 
1 stack
Amount per Serving
Calories
199
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Egg whites stacked with avocado, mushrooms, and low calorie cheese!

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    1. Hi Janet! I’m not aware of any researchΒ that shows that eggs contribute to cancer in any way.Β Β But be sure to check with your dietitian or physician if you have concerns!

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