How to Make a Healthy Meal with Whatever is in the Fridge

When I came back home from celebrating the holidays with my family, I was met with a boatload of laundry, a fridge that was half empty and wanting to eat a dinner that was light and healthy. I opened up my fridge and assessed the dinner sitch.

What is in the fridge?

Eight raw eggs, 1 large sweet onion, 1 large sweet pepper, 10 grape tomatoes, almond milk, cheddar cheese, shredded parm, cranberry juice, yogurt and a dozen cold cans of seltzer. In the freezer sat half a loaf of frozen rye bread; frozen shredded gruyere and cheddar mix, frozen edamame beans and one bag of frozen riced butternut squash.

How to make a healthy meal with whatever is in the fridge

And I thought, OK, I can work with this, and that’s exactly what I did. I grabbed 2 eggs and cracked them in a bowl. I washed and sliced up a quarter of both the onion and the sweet yellow pepper, and then minced up a fat clove of garlic. I heated up my largest frying pan on medium-low, drizzled in some olive oil and tossed in about half a cup of the frozen riced butternut squash (butternut squash is super healthy and easy on the blood sugars), then seasoned them with cracked pepper and sea salt.

About 5 minutes into roasting the squash, I added the onions, peppers, and garlic, a dash of olive oil, then added the edamame and created a wicked veggie hash. A few minutes later I moved the butternut squash hash mixture to one side of the pan, added another dash of olive oil to the other side and poured in the 2 eggs and scrambled them up in the pan.

I scramble the eggs, dusted the entire contents of the pan with a light sprinkling of shredded parmesan cheese and poured the contents into a bowl.

So damn good - and so easy on my blood sugar!

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