Monday, July 21, 2014

push-ups and protein buns

We were given a bag of fresh from the garden tomatoes the other day
and Brandon said, "We really should have some BLTs with those."
"Or at least BLT salads," I said.
"Or BLTs." He replied.

So, when I picked up Jack from the ball-snipping place today,
I popped in the market and bought bacon and a loaf of bread.

Brandon made toast for the 5 people who don't have any blood sugar issues,
and I made a couple of protein bread/buns for Tyler and I.
It occurred to me that I've never told TJ how to make these, 
so I figured I'd share it here, in case anybody else was interested.

Please know that these will not fool anybody into thinking they are a real bread product,
but they do make a very nice, if not terribly flavorful, holder for sandwich fillings.
Split, and toasted under the broiler before mayonnaising,
they made a fine BLT.

For 3 nice sized buns: 

Set the yolks aside and put the whites only from 2 eggs into 6 c glass or metal mixing bowl.
Sprinkle a little bit of cream of tartar on them and whip them with a hand mixer on high
until stiff.

If you can pass off the mixer job to someone, you can do the next step while they are whipping the egg whites,
but if you're working solo, no biggie, just do it when you're done .

To your egg yolks, add 1 TBS baking mix or ground flax
(you could probably leave this out, but it makes me feel more like I'm eating bread...)
and a sprinkle of onion powder
and give it a stir.

When your egg whites are super stiff,
add 3 TBS egg-white protein and gently mix it in.

Add your egg yolk mixture, by plopping a little bit in several paces in your bowl,
and even more gently, mix it in.

Divide into 3rds and place in greased 16 oz ramekins or something similar,
or just plop onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet
and cook for about 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
(you could also put the entire recipe into a well greased 8x8, and cut them into fourths after cooking about 20 minutes)

You may need to 'help' them out of your pan a little,
then let your buns cool slightly on a wire rack before slicing and filling with whatever yumminess you have a hankering for.

About those push-ups:
14 unmodified (meaning full plank position, no knees) in 20 seconds.
Oh yeah!

And if you're worried about Jack,
don't; he's doing pretty good.
Looks a little pathetic, though...


  1. "Ball-snipping place."
    Best. Description. Ever.
    And great job on the push ups!!! :D

  2. heck yeah! Great job on the push ups!! and it LOOKS like bread, may have to try that!! xoxo


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