I've been avoiding packaged bread for the past several months, and now I'm really starting to miss sammiches, so hopefully this will be good for my lunch today!
3 eggs, seperated
3 tablespoons of something dairy-based and thick: cottage cheese, yogurt, cream cheese etc. (I used yogurt)
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar (or lemon juice or vinegar as substitutes)
1 tsp of sweetener (my yogurt was sweet so I omitted this)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Get out your electric mixer and two large bowls, one glass. Add the yolks of the 3 eggs with the dairy ingredient and sweetener. Mix well. In the (clean) glass bowl, beat whites and tartar until very stiff, about 3 minutes. In 3 equal batches, fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture.
On well greased baking sheet, dollop the mixture into 8-10 equal "buns" about 4-5 inches diameter and an inch thick.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until they have brown tops and edges. Mine stuck quite a bit to the pans, so if this seems to be the case for you, make sure you use a sturdy metal spatula and loosen them quickly. Let them cool on the sheet completely and then store in an airtight container. They become chewier overnight, and less like meringues.
So I will update after I try to use two of these for a spinach, tomato, and clover sprout sandwich today!
Nutrition (per piece):
Calories: 24 Fat: 1 Carbs: 1 g Sodium: 28g Sugar: 1 These will vary depending on the dairy you choose.
Alright so here's a picture of my lunch:
It looks a little weird...and it was. A little weird. The "bread" didn't really hold up to the weight of the produce. I did have a genius idea, though: Strawberry Shortcake. Here's my idea: whip up some whip cream, get some fresh strawberries, and douse with a little agave and you'll have a healthy version of strawberry shortcake. Mmmmm