Whey Puffed Up Eggs

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2 large egg whites 
1 large Egg
1/4 cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoons (15g) Whey Protein
powder, Vanilla flavor*        
Ground Cinnamon, to taste

***Mug & Cooking spray 
*Vanilla Whey Protein powder can be substituted with a chocolate one or any other flavor. The unflavored whey powder can be good for savory dish topped with grated cheese.

Cover inside of a large mug with cooking spray.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Whip for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into prepared mug and cook in a microwave for 2-5 minutes, watching it carefully so the wouldn't go over the dish edges.
Cool for 1 minute, sprinkle with more cinnamon and serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Nutritional info per 1 cup:
    * Calories: 190
    * Fat: 6g    Carbs: 5g (fiber: 0g)    Protein: 28g

White Bean, Asparagus & Tomato Salad

1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon drained capers, mashed

1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon honey (OR brown sugar)
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
10 leaves fresh sage, finely chopped (OR 1/4 teaspoon dried)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons shredded Pecorino Romano cheese
1 (5-ounce) bag mixed salad greens

***Use mini-food processor for making the dressing

1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; arrange asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 2 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cut asparagus into 1/2-inch pieces, and chill. Put into a large bowl.

2. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Drain and rinse canned beans. Chop onion. Drain and smash capers with side of the knife. Put everything together in large bowl with asparagus.

3. Whisk together garlic, chopped fresh sage, olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt & pepper in a small bowl or pulse several times in a mini-food processor. Pour over asparagus, tomatoes, beans, onion, and capers, tossing to coat.
Adjust seasoning if necessary.

4.Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve the salad over salad greens; sprinkle with Romano cheese.   

Nutritional info per 1 cup: makes 4 servings
    * Calories: 193
    * Fat: 9.5g    Carbs: 20g (fiber: 5g)    Protein: 7.5g


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1 cup water
1/2 cup bulgur, dry
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley (1 bunch)
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (OR 2 medium tomatoes, diced)
1/4 English cucumber, diced
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced (1 bunch)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
Salt and Freshly ground pepper, to taste

***Use mini-food processor for chopping parsley, mint and making the dressing

1. Combine water, salt and bulgur in a small saucepan. Bring to a full boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender, 25 minutes or according to package directions. If any water remains, drain bulgur in a fine-mesh sieve. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 15 minutes.
2. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Add parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber and green onions to the bulgur.
Add the dressing and toss.
Serve at room temperature or chill for at least 1 hour to serve cold.   

Nutritional info per 1 cup: makes 4 servings
    * Calories: 160
    * Fat: 7.5g    Carbs: 21g (fiber: 3g)    Protein: 3g