I’m not going to lie to you. This recipe is something you would probably see in an Atkins for Dummies handbook. That being said, it is really, really good, and I have my dear mother to thank. She is the one who inspired High Low Glow because she used to make a similar variant for me and my brother when we were little kids. The ingredients are basic and you can literally whip this up in less than 15 minutes.
6 to 8, 1/4-inch thick slices of turkey sausage
1 slice of cheese
1. Add oil to a frying pan and lay sausage on top.
2. Turn heat to medium-high and fry sausage until it is slightly browned.
3. Add three eggs and scramble together with the sausage until eggs are dry.
4. Tear the cheese into small pieces and add to the frying pan.
5. Fold cheese through until the entire mixture is even.
Tips of the Trade
In case you haven’t figured it out, I call this dish High Low Glow because it is high in protein, low in carbs and glows like the sun when it is done to perfection.
I either use extra-virgin organic, olive or coconut oil when I fry something. These oils both have a high smoke point and give the food a good flavor.
You have the option of beating the eggs before you put them in or not. If you beat them, place in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of milk. This will make them fluffy and give them a lighter appearance.
I am a big fan of Swiss, mozzarella and provolone cheese for High Low Glow, but use what you like.
Turkey sausage is naturally lower in fat than regular pork sausage, so that’s why I choose it. Applegate has a bevy of good sausage options to choose from, as well as Aidells. Pick one that resonates well with your stomach and body.
If you are watching your fat intake, opt for a low-fat variety of cheese and substitute one egg white for a whole egg.
If you happen to be following a high-protein diet, or simply need to get more protein in your diet, this is a home run. You also get a shot of calcium, lutein and iron. Lutein is a carotenoid found in eggs that helps promote healthy vision and reduce the risk for cataracts.