Saving things for later has turned out to be one of the best strategies for avoiding temptation. If someone brings in donuts, I take one and put it into a Ziploc to bring home with me. If I have the calories after dinner, I enjoy it for dessert. Or maybe by the time I get to that point, the sugar and calories have lost their allure, and I don't eat it at all. Yes, it's a little wasteful, but I would rather waste a few donuts than 'waist' a few donuts. I had to go for the pun there, I'm sorry.
Something else I might do with that donut or other saved treat, is work it into something else. Before now, I've given a cupcake the french toast treatment, and I suppose the savory version would have been some kind of pizza frittata. But for a faster version, I made something more akin to an omelette. It's all done on the stove top, and comes together in just a few minutes.
I hesitate to write this up as a recipe, because it doesn't look like much, and it's honestly super-simple. But just for the sake of formality....
Leftover Pizza Omelette
- 1 slice of leftover pizza
- 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters, or 2 large eggs
- Optional: extra cheese, onions, extra seasonings like oregano, etc.
- Spray a frying pan with non-stick spray and turn to medium heat. If you're adding onion or other veggies, you can start them now.
- Give the slice of pizza a rough chop and add to the pan, just enough to warm the pieces up.
- Spread what's in the pan into an even layer, then pour in the egg. If using real eggs, you'll want to have cracked them in a separate bowl and whisked.
- Lower the flame, cover the pan, and leave until the egg has set.
- Depending on how you like your omelette, you can fold or flip. I flipped the whole thing as one and gave it a few more moments. If you have cheese to add you could fold or just sprinkle on top.
That save for later trick sounds like a good idea...ReplyDelete
It really does help, because I think for me the temptation comes from this irrational fear that there may never be another opportunity for a donut (or whatever), so I have to have this one. Saving for later keeps me from eating it right away because I know I have it. And then when I have it, sometimes I just don't want it anymore. Mind games work sometimes!ReplyDelete