This scrumptious recipe is the perfect way to stay on track with your diet and keep your weight loss doctor happy! It’s packed with a seasonal favorite that is loaded with beneficial antioxidants—pumpkin. It’s filling, easy to make and can be served any time of day. There is no better way to indulge in the flavors of fall without going off track with diets or weight management programs.
Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, an important antioxidant that boasts anti-inflammatory properties and decreases the risk of many chronic illnesses and diseases. Pumpkin is weight loss doctor approved because it’s an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein, both of which fill you up for longer periods of time and promote health digestion.
The spinach in this recipe is packed with flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and help fight free radical damage. It’s an ideal food for diets and weight loss management programs, as it is also rich in an excellent source of an array of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, folate, zinc, copper, potassium and vitamins such as A, B2, B6, C and K.
3 cups pumpkin, cut into small chunks
8 eggs, beaten
1 ¼ cup spinach
1 cup scallions, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
Warm the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the pumpkin and scallions. Saute for approximately five minutes. The pumpkin should be light golden. Cover the pan and reduce the heat. Cook for another five minutes. Add the spinach, garlic and spices and stir. Cook for five more minutes.
Take off the cover and add the eggs. Cook over a low heat until the eggs start to set. Then put the skillet under a heated grill and cook until golden brown.