Egg Pizzas Can Help with Losing Weight
Make this Onion & Cheese Egg Pizza if you’re trying to cut back on calories, eat healthy foods, and lose weight. Egg pizzas are filling. Satisfying. Serve this recipe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The whole meal is only 417 calories.
My Story About Making Egg Pizza
The first time I made egg pizza, I was cooking an omelet. I hadn’t even thought about pizza. It was morning. I don’t eat pizza often. But when I do, it’s a dinner item, not breakfast. So as I folded over the omelet halfway, on a whim, I decided to fold it over again. It looked just like a piece of pizza. The texture was a little different because I had added heavy whipping cream.
Since that initial egg pizza, I’ve made other ones with various toppings. I made one for my husband and myself with pepperoni and cheese toppings and spaghetti sauce. We both liked it. Two of our grandchildren came to visit for a few days, and I made a cheese egg pizza. They loved it – and actually ate it all! You can actually pick it up with your hands like you would a piece of pizza (with the exception of one or two I’ve made). Or eat it with a fork. This is such a delicious and fun breakfast to make, and I love experimenting and adding all kinds of toppings.
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 1/2 Sweet Onion
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/8 Cup Mozzarella Grated Cheese
- Slice a sweet onion in half.
- Slice one half of the onion lengthwise an then horizontally.
- Heat cast iron skillet on high.
- When the pan is hot, add the butter and onion.
- Cook until the onion begins to turn golden.
- Whisk the eggs and cream.
- Pour the egg mixture over the onions.
- Holding the cast iron handle, gently turn the pan from side to side so the egg mixture on top runs to the sides of the pan.
- Turn the burner on low.
- Run a spatula around the pan underneath the egg mixture edges.
- Carefully, fold over one half of the egg mixture.
- Now fold it over again until it looks like a piece of pizza.
- Hold the spatula against each side of the egg pizza to keep any loose onion pieces inside the egg pizza.
- Turn the burner off.
- Add the cheese on top, and cover the pan with a lid for approximately a minute.
- Serve with 1/2 cup boiled fresh carrots on the side.
If the egg pizza tears as you fold it over, just press the sides and the top.
Disclaimer: This blog post is not in any way intended to promote fast weight loss or any type of weight-loss advice. Neither is any information in this blog post a guarantee that you will lose weight.
My Story About Egg Pizzas
There are various reasons I like to make egg pizzas. First of all, I love pizza. Second, I love breakfast. Pizza for breakfast, however, doesn’t usually appeal to me (although I have been known to eat cold leftover pizza before). So when I was cooking an omelet for breakfast and folded it over twice, on a whim, and it looked like a piece of pizza, I discovered something. It gave me the satisfaction I get when I eat pizza. And it’s healthier than actual pizza. More protein. Much lower carbs. No worries of bloating. Plus it’s a fun food to make for my grandchildren (as well as a way to get them to eat eggs). In addition to enjoying the egg pizza breakfast, it also makes it easier for me to feel full and eat less food throughout the day. And let me tell you, I have a big appetite. The other reason I like to eat egg pizzas is that they have a lot of protein which is beneficial to me in losing weight.
Recipes Like Onion & Cheese Egg Pizza Meal Can Help with Losing Weight
Feeling frustrated because your weight is stuck in a certain range and only moves upward if at all? Yep, I know that feeling. In my case, it’s because I enjoy eating and went without workouts for a while. More about that later. Therefore, I wasn’t burning off calories.
Eating the egg pizzas and drinking smoothies made with a coffee-flavored dietary supplement powder, unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk, and a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter contributed in helping me with my efforts to lose some unwanted pounds as well.
If you follow my blog, then you know already how I had surgery to remove cancer. I had been working out before that. So I went months after the surgery without working out with a particular DVD that I often use. And oh how I could feel the difference. My legs felt weaker. Finally, I started exercising again with the DVD. The first few days, I could hardly walk. My legs hurt terribly from aching muscles. It was awful. But I persisted, refusing to give up, and got back on track with working out again.
The older I am, the harder it is for me to lose weight it seems. Once I passed 40 (way back when), losing weight and keeping it off became much more difficult. But what that encourages me to do is to work harder at eating healthy foods, consuming smaller portions, drinking more water, and working out consistently. In the next section, I’ve included five things that have inspired, motivated, and helped me to lose extra pounds. If you’re a woman over 40 or have gone through menopause, you might enjoy the article about how to lose weight and stay healthy at 40plusstyle.com.
Five things that have inspired, motivated, and helped me lose extra pounds:
- writing down what I eat every day
- cutting back on calorie intake
- working out with a cardio DVD for 15-30 minutes a day at least three to five times a week
- reading other people’s stories about how they
- cooking healthy food
Make a list that works well for you. Read what others do to stay motivated to eating right and losing weight. What works for one may not work for another. I find that being consistent is the key for me to losing weight and keeping up maintenance after I’ve lost the weight desired. Of course, life brings interruptions that can cause setbacks. As a result, weight gain may happen. Then it’s back to the grind of losing the unwanted pounds. But never, never, never give up. And make a point to enjoy life, choose to be grateful, and do for others. Those things will help you to stay positive as you strive to be healthy.
If you like the Onion & Cheese Egg Pizza, see the recipe for Stuffed Veggie Egg Pizza.