“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.”

-Bubba from Forrest Gump

I love this quote!  It’s one of the few that actually sticks out in my mind every time that I think of Forrest Gump.  You can do a million things to shrimp, and you can do a million things to other foods.  You’ve just got to be creative!

Over the last couple of weeks, I have heard several of our boot campers say that they are getting sick and tired of eating eggs for breakfast.  Most of them have been preparing their eggs the same way, so I totally understand why they’re getting tired of them.  Variety is the spice of life!  I really enjoy eating eggs that are poached, scrambled, fried and boiled.  I enjoy adding veggies to them, and salsa, and cheese, and bacon and sausage and salmon, you name it!  I love being creative in the kitchen, so here’s a couple of my own egg recipes. 🙂

1.  Mexican Egg Awesomeness

– 1 avocado, cut into small cubes

– 6 pieces of natural bacon, cut into bite size pieces

– 5 large organic eggs

– 3 oz. of natural cheddar cheese, shredded

– 3 tbsp. of natural salsa

Cook the bite size bacon in the skillet, and drain off a little of the grease.  Mix your 5 eggs and shredded cheese and add it to the skillet.  Add the cubed avocado once the eggs are 80% done.  Once the eggs are cooked and the avocado is heated, remove from the skillet.  Top it with your favorite salsa and enjoy!  I like to add a little salt and pepper for more flavor.

3 Servings = 427.5 C, 34.4g of Fat, 7.8g of Carbs, 24.1g of Protein (each serving)

4 Servings = 320.6 C, 25.8g of Fat, 5.88g of Carbs, 18.03g of Protein (each serving)

2.  Fried Egg with Topping

– 1 tsp. of olive oil

– 3 pieces of bacon

– 1 egg

– 1 oz. of cheese, cut in half

Cook the 3 pieces of bacon in the skillet, oven or microwave then break them in half.  Crack one egg and fry it in the bacon grease or 1 tsp. of olive oil.  Once the eggs are 90% done, cut the heat down and add the 2 cheese slices to the top of the egg.  Once the cheese is melted, remove from the skillet and top with your 3 pieces of bacon for a delicious breakfast!

1 serving = 364 C, 29.5g of Fat, 7.1g of Carbs, 17.3g of Protein