Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Egg White Scramble

Smoked Salmon, Chives, Goat Cheese, and Egg White Scramble. Can we say “yum” in unison?

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese and Egg White Scramble

YUMMMMMMMMM!!!

I don’t know about you, but all of these holidays mashed into the past couple of months have really thrown me off of my healthy, clean-eating game. It’s a good thing January is typically looked at as the month to reset and get back into healthier living choices. Despite the miles of walking I did every day with my sister in the hills of Seattle, I still managed to eat a whole lot of chocolate cake and put on 6 incredible pounds of excess holiday luggage.

6 pounds! Yikes! But to be fair, that’s about a pound for every time I ate some sort of dessert… Let’s see–

  1. Chocolate lava cake with butter pecan ice cream
  2. Chocolate cake with molten caramel bottom and vanilla ice cream
  3. Creme Brûlée
  4. Creme Brûlée (again, but at a different restaurant, so it’s ok)
  5. Bananas Foster
  6. Theo Dark Chocolate Cherries and Almonds Bar

Yup. That sounds about right. But in my defense, the Bananas Foster at Bentley’s said it would be lit on fire! How was I supposed to pass up the opportunity to see that?!

Bananas Foster en flambe

Enter egg white scramble.

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese and Egg White Scramble

I’ve found that the quickest way for me to lose weight is to eat a high protein, low carb, and very clean diet. Egg whites are an excellent option for this. Not only are they very high in protein (about 11 grams per 3 egg whites), but they’re also very low calorie and low fat. I make a lot of versions of egg white scrambles, but this time I chose Smoked Salmon, Chives, and Goat Cheese.

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese and Egg White Scramble

Smoked Salmon is also a great source of protein, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids which are great for your heart! Because of the high sodium content of smoked salmon, I keep my consumption of it very limited. It tastes so freaking amazing, though, that it’s very difficult not to eat an entire salmon-worth of the stuff!

Chives are surprisingly full of nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins K, C, and A, and even riboflavin and folate. They add a mild onion zing to the dish as well as an appealing green sprinkle aesthetic 😉 .

The goat cheese is of course optional and can be nixed if you’re trying to steer clear of dairy. However, goat cheese is also a great source of protein, it’s lower in fat and calories than cheese made from cow’s milk, it’s higher in vitamins D and K and studies have shown it is easier to digest than cow’s milk, even for those who are lactose intolerant. Just two teaspoons of goat cheese plopped right on top of this scramble makes a tangy and creamy addition to this wonderful meal!

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese and Egg White Scramble

Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Egg White Scramble

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/4 Cup Smoked Salmon (pulled apart into shreds)
  • 2 tsp. Chopped Chives
  • 2 tsp. Chèvre Goat Cheese

In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, pour egg whites and stir occasionally when they begin to turn opaque (about 2 minutes).

Add Smoked Salmon and Chives and continue to stir occasionally until egg whites are cooked through (about 3-4 more minutes). *Tip- It’s best to add the smoked salmon and chives within the last couple of minutes of cooking so that they get coated in egg white, but the salmon does not cook.

Remove from heat and serve hot with salt and pepper to taste.

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese and Egg White Scramble

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High protein, low-carb, and super healthy smoked salmon, chive, goat cheese, and egg white scramble recipe for a wonderful breakfast.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, pescetarian
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Egg Whites
  • ¼ Cup Smoked Salmon (pulled apart into shreds)
  • 2 tsp. Chopped Chives
  • 2 tsp. Chèvre Goat Cheese
Instructions
  1. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, pour egg whites and stir occasionally when they begin to turn opaque (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add Smoked Salmon and Chives and continue to stir occasionally until egg whites are cooked through (about 3-4 more minutes). *Tip- It's best to add the smoked salmon and chives within the last couple of minutes of cooking so that they get coated in egg white, but the salmon does not cook.
  3. Remove from heat and serve hot with salt and pepper to taste.

 

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3 Responses to “Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Egg White Scramble”

  1. Gail
    January 22, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Looks really tasty and really easy! Yum. I will give it a try.

  2. Citizenjane
    January 24, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    You didn’t say when you add the cheese. Looks tasty!

    • January 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

      I put it on top at the end after plating 🙂

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