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Fueling Up: Egg Lahm bi Aajin - 355 calories

It's just so weird how not hungry I am when I wake up in the morning after my fast days. I always expect to jump out of bed and gorge myself on bacon, muffins and all sorts of things. But when it comes down to it I feel pretty good the day after. I like the slim and light feeling after a fast day. All of my anxiety about "what to eat" is gone. It's a good way to wake up.

Today I realize that I need to go grocery shopping - nothing in the fridge. As you notice I try to use up what's in my fridge so during a week there are often repeats and re-purposes (like the yogurt dip from last week's gyros). And today is clean up day.


This is by no means "authentic" it's more inspired by a blog post by David Lebovitz and his Lebanese breakfast tour.   The meat pies looked so good that I could not stop thinking about the yummy meat topping. But I was not going to go grocery shopping for my brunch meal especially since I have a vet appointment for my new kitties at 2pm.

So I made a quick egg scramble and used similar spices found in Lebanese meat pies - which I didn't have all of but hey what can you do. It was still very tasty and I can't wait to make the full blown version!

Flatbread Egg Lahm bi Aajin (Lebanese Meat Pie): 355 calories

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs scrambled (140 cal)
  • 1 piece flatbread (150 cal)
  • 14g butter (45) - used to scramble eggs
  • 15g gyro yogurt spread (20 cal)
  • 25g cucumber (3 cal)
  • spices, a dash each (0 cal - even if there are a few calories, I don't count them): black pepper, salt, paprika, cumin, garlic powder
Instructions:
  • Crack eggs into a bowl. Mix with spices.
  • Melt butter in a non stick pan over high heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add eggs. REduced heat to medium.
  • Once eggs have started to firm, use a spatula (silicone is preferred) to scoop the cooked eggs from the bottom to the top. 
  • Keep folding eggs over until just a little bit of runny egg is visible. 
  • Use spatula to break eggs into smaller pieces. Turn off heat and place a cover over eggs.
  • Assemble "meat pie" by layering all the ingredients onto the flat bread. This is the order I put the ingredients on starting at the bottom: flatbread, yogurt dip, cucumbers, egg, hot sauce (optional)
  • Fold up like a taco and enjoy!


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