Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

27th February 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Protein has many essential body functions such as:

  1. Formation and maintenance of muscles, connective tissues, blood cells, enzymes, & hormones
  2. Transporting many physiological compounds as well as medications
  3. Maintaining the balance of body fluids
  4. Strengthening immunity

Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment, need more proteins than healthy people to maintain body functions, heal damaged tissues and to reduce the risk of infection.

Protein is found in both animal and plant foods. Animal sources of protein include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Plant sources of protein include nuts, seeds, tofu, beans and legumes. Grains (cereals, breads and rice) contain very small amount of protein. Fruits and vegetables do not provide any protein.

The cheapest and most convenient protein supplement is egg. Egg is very easy to cook.

Below is an example of cooking egg:

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs (serves 2-3)

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs – size B
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Pinches of salt
  • Pinches of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Pour in egg mixture; stir in cream cheese.
  4. Stir until eggs are cooked and fluffy.