First off, I work in an office, but I just like the term “cubicle farm”. I don’t leave too often, other than Wednesdays (new comic book day), so I always have food on hand, and try to keep it relatively healthy.
By 11AM, I’m usually hungry, because I like to work out around 530AMish. By then, I’ve burned through all the protein I drink, my usual fruit snack around 10, and I’m hungry.
So today’s offering is Smart Ones: Tasty American Favorites: Ham and Cheese Scramble. I know what you are all thinking, microwave eggs sound gross, but you would be surprised.
Nutrition wise, I like the fact that it comes in at a minimal 190 Calories. Fat is 8g, Sodium 600mg, Carbs 12g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, and Protein at 18g. So, for the most part, this is actually a very healthy meal, definitely a thumbs up in that department.
To prepare it, you throw it in the ol’ microwave for two minutes with the protective skin on, then vent it, and put it in there for another minute. So, for the most part, it is very easy to prepare, especially if nobody is waiting for the microwave.
Taste wise, it was a bit bland. I generally like catsup on my eggs, but for science sake, I ate it plain today. Yes, I am a savage for putting catsup on them, and sometimes I sprinkle a little tabasco too. It’s good, you should try it. Today I used neither, just a dab of salt, and some pepper, and that helped. The taste of the cheese used was pleasant, and overwhelmed the other items. You could faintly taste the ham, and eggs and potatoes don’t really taste like much. It could have used some tabasco, which every desk should have for emergencies like this.
Overall, as a meal, I thought it was tasty. Not bursting with flavor, but not unpleasant. I mean, really, taste wise, hard to screw this up. The eggs microwaved well at the times given, they weren’t runny, the ham felt like ham, the potatoes were pleasantly soft, so the texture was spot on.
As I said above, nutritionally, this meal is on point, especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds. If you are trying to gain muscle, 18g of protein in a meal is a good start, especially if you have other sources of protein throughout the day.
I felt the portions were a little small, so be prepared with your mid afternoon snack. What…don’t tell me you don’t have a mid afternoon snack! Who’s the savage now?
Author: Jay Roach
Jay was born and raised within a 30 mile radius of Ottawa IL, home of Scotty Bowers and a guy who was in soap operas. His family was Catholic, somewhat filled with ’50 Ideals and conservatism, which they attempted to pass down, and lifetime Democrats.
Jay am none of that nonsense, though he is probably more liberal in social views than most of them. He's tattooed, has two wonderful boys who are both talented, one a musician, the other designing games. He have two ex wives that he still get along with. Jay have two cats (Chloe and Panda Lucifer) who are ambivalent towards Jay's existence unless wet food is involved.
Previously, Jay was the cohost of My Worst Holiday, and left on good terms but will still fill in on occasion. He now write nonsense articles about whatever grabs his fancy, from old Universal Monster movies, to lunch health, to lists that get stuck in deep in his head and has to purge them.
Jay is pretty sure he is allowed to hang around because he have watched a LOT of Burt Reynolds movies. (This is true)