Fried Eggs with Zucchini and Paprika

Fried eggs with zucchini and paprika are easy to make meal suitable as daily snack, full meal or even dinner. Eggs are rich in fats, too, but if you use organic or omega-3 eggs, then those fats are healthy fats.

If you want to reduce amount of fats in this meal, use egg whites instead of whole eggs.

zucchini paprika eggs 1For this meal, we need one medium sized zucchini, larger paprika and three eggs.

As said before, three (larger) eggs have almost 20g of fats, but also 3 larger omega-3 eggs have at least 1g of omega-3 with plenty of other healthy fatty acids, vitamins and minerals ...

Peel of zucchini (some people just wash them) and cut to suitable sized slices.

Paprika - make three rings, 1 cm high and chop rest of it.

Add some salt.

zucchini paprika eggs 3Put everything on preheated non-stick frying pan.

After frying vegetables on both sides for several minutes, add eggs - put them into the paprika's rings. This way, they will get the taste and aroma of paprika. Add some spices you like - pepper, more salt (but not much) etc.

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Few notes: no matter how accurately you slice paprika's rings, some egg whites will always get under the ring's edges and out - it is OK since this is real life cooking, not some TV cooking show :)

zucchini paprika eggs 5After frying eggs few minutes on both sides, put foods on the plate.

To increase protein content, I also added some cottage cheese - great source of slow digesting proteins and calcium.

Serve warm. Bon Appetite!

Nutritional content of this meal is given in following table:

Food Amount Protein Carbs Fats Fibers
Eggs 3 (200g) 24g 2g 20g 0g
Zucchini 250g 5g 8g 1g 3g
Paprika 75g 1g 4g 0g 2g
Cottage Cheese 150g 18g 4g 5g 0g
Total: 48g 18g 26g 5g
Calories: 192 kcal 72 kcal 234 kcal -

That is around 500kcal, mostly from fats and protein. Again, if you want to reduce fats and calories, use egg whites from 'ordinary' eggs.

Also, to increase fiber content, one can eat some salad with this meal, although there are already two vegetables present - for example, a tomato salad with vinegar and salt and no oil.

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