WW – Persian eggs with sumac


A couple of weeks ago I shared some of my fave Weight Watchers recipes and (surprisingly) they all involved chicken.

So… as I don’t want you to think I’m showing our feathered friends any favouritism, I wanted to share another recipe which I’ve made a couple of times and enjoyed. And – it’s a breakfast dish.

Anyone who knows me knows:

  1. I eat the same thing for breakfast ALL OF THE TIME.
  2. Breakfast/brunch is my favourite meal to eat out. 

This recipe – which is actually one I tried in my first week or two of Weight Watchers – is from the Simple Start program and perfect for a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning – and ‘special’ enough you can pretend you’re dining out.

Persian Eggs_PIC[1][2]

However, it’s actually pretty quick and easy to make, so also serves as a more-exciting weekday alternative to baked beans from a tin.

Persian Eggs Recipe[1][2]

Most importantly it’s healthy and keeps you / your kids full for hours. In fact, you’ll note that the dish is so low in ProPoints that the Simple Start breakfast menu (above) even recommends a banana chaser!

Oh, and like I said, it’s easy! (#Obvs, or I wouldn’t be making it!) Although I did have to google ‘sumac’ when I first came across it. And I leave out the mint, cos… well, #yuck!

I should mention that I’ve actually (ahem) adapted this recipe as well (and yes, I know… my genius knows no bounds!).

You can add bacon or ham and cherry tomatoes, use kidney beans or mixed beans instead of chickpeas (which I *may* have done once having started cooking before discovering I had no chickpeas. D’oh!) and crumble low fat feta cheese onto the cooked dish instead of the ricotta. Best of all it’s gluten-free and (as a coeliac) I don’t need to adapt the recipe at all.


Persian eggs Schmiet-style

I’m a fan of protein-laden breakfasts so I like to add low-fat ham/bacon and have it in a bowl with bits of the (still soft but not runny) egg scattered throughout; but you could of course serve it more attractively on a piece of bread/toast with greenery (if you have no imagination)!

So… could Persian eggs tempt you away from your usual fare?

Disclaimer: I have been given a free six month online membership to Weight Watchers but my thoughts, opinions and words here are my own. Please check out the program for yourself before making any decisions. The top picture and recipe is from the Australian Weight Watchers website, the bottom picture is my own masterpiece. I will soon, however, be running an exciting little competition / giveaway from Weight Watchers, so watch this space!

I’m hooking up today for Wordless Wednesday with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys. (Again, I’m not so wordless…)

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Caitlin February 26, 2014 at 12:13 am

Oh, that really does look yum. I think I will try it one day. Can’t beat a low GI breakfast.


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 8:15 am

Oh absolutely – the best thing about low GI options like chickpeas and kidney beans etc… they keep you full for longer!


Neets February 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

I had 2 pieces of fruit for brekkie. My mouth just watered when I saw this. YUM! Thanks for sharing.


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

You’re welcome Neets. It is delicious – something about the combination of eggs with the chickpeas (or kidney beans… in one instance!).


Annaleis February 26, 2014 at 11:23 am

I wonder if Hubby would like this one Deb. Sounds like many of his favourite things (with some bacon)


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

Yes, I fry (with spray, not oil cos if I use bacon I don’t often need the oil!) the chopped bacon with the onion etc in the beginning and then add everything else. That way the yummy bacon taste permeates the sauce!


Char February 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

It looks delicious but no, I won’t be tempted. Chick peas and I have had a troubled past and I just don’t go there any more. For the sake of my family.


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Hee hee… Are you the same with kidney beans etc as well?


Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me February 26, 2014 at 1:10 pm

This does look divine, I have to say when I did WW I was WAY too lazy to ever make nice food, which is probably why my lifestyle hasn’t changed properly yet. Keep up the good work and love that you’ve adapted it to suit your tastes x


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Thanks! Trying new recipes is one of the things I’m actually proudest of!


Lisa@RandomActsOfZen February 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I love a good eggy breakfast, especially if cheese is involved!


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

It did occur to me that a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese on top would be particularly yummy (and stringy!!).


Tamara February 26, 2014 at 3:26 pm

It looks great but not for me I don’t think.


Debbish February 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Oh no! Well… it’s delicious! ;-)


@Kanga_Rue February 26, 2014 at 8:43 pm

OMG, I love the sound of this. Will definitely try this soon!



Debbish February 26, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Yes, very easy and yummy!


Robyn (Mrs D) February 27, 2014 at 8:43 am

Now that looks DELICIOUS!! I also have the same thing for brekkie every day – a total creature of habit (with some added laziness). I am so going to be trying this one – thanks for sharing xx


Debbish February 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm

You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy it!


Alicia February 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I could SO do this instead of weetbix or toast! Healthy too!


Debbish February 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

Oh yes… definitely better than weetbix or toast – nice low GI option as well!


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