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Breakfast #4
Egg in the Bread
Oven Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit
Total Carbs: 23.6g

Egg in bread Egg in the Bread 
A classic recipe of fried eggs cooked in bread. Makes 1 serving.

1 slice wheat bread
1 tsp butter
1 egg
pinch salt and pepper , to taste

1. Cut 2" square hole in center of bread.
2. Coat small skillet with cooking spray. Add butter and heat until melted and sizzling, over medium.
3. Place bread in skillet, and break egg into hole.
4. Place cut square of bread in skillet to brown.
5. Cook until egg white is set, about 3 minutes. Turn over with spatula, and cook other side 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 Oven Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit 
Toasty grapefruit halves sprinkled with a touch of cinnamon. Makes 2 servings.

1 medium pink grapefruit
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener packet

1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
2. Cut grapefruit in half. With small serrated knife, loosen segments. Use caution not to slice through skin.
3. Place halves with cut faces up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar substitute.
4. Bake 20 minutes, or until warmed through.
5. Transfer to serving plates. Let stand 5 minutes to cool before serving.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Egg in the Bread
Calories 171.6, Total Carbs 12.3g, Dietary Fiber 0.9g, Saturated Fat 2.4g, Potassium 113mg, Protein 9g, Sodium 256.4mg
Oven Baked Cinnamon Grapefruit
Calories 44.4, Total Carbs 11.3g, Dietary Fiber 1.7g, Saturated Fat 0g, Potassium 180.8mg, Protein 0.8g, Sodium 0.1mg

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Last Modified Date: August 06, 2013

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