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When I saw Devon’s recreation of a breakfast torte she’d had at a restaurant, I knew I’d found our Christmas breakfast. I’m a big believer in special holiday breakfast dishes, but most are bad news for someone who takes metformin to treat insulin resistance. If I’m doing pancakes, it has to be a small amount and paired with protein, like scrambled egg whites. Anything too starchy and/or sugary can make me sick, and that’s no way to spend a holiday.

I thought about taking my chances with Rachel’s baked pumpkin French toast or Diane’s pretty healthy cinnamon rolls, but the torte was the best choice for me. I’d also found a glass pie pan for $2.99 at Target that I’d been dying to use. (Lame, but true.)

The ingredients are simple: refrigerated pie crusts, one white potato, turkey bacon, liquid egg whites and cheese (printable recipe below).

Preheat oven to 425 F. Pan fry the turkey bacon; cool and chop into small pieces.  Even if you like your bacon really crispy, try not to set off the smoke alarm on Christmas morning, like I did.

Cut up a white potato and cook in the same pan (I had to use olive oil cooking spray because there was almost no grease left from the bacon.)

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Why are white potatoes so much easier to chop than sweet potatoes? Hrrmph.

Spray pie pan with non-stick spray. Roll out one of the pie crusts into the pan; fill with potatoes, bacon and 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese. Sprinkle a Greek seasoning blend on top, if desired (I got mine from Zoe’s Kitchen and use it on just about everything.)

 

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I whisked together about 1 1/4 cups of liquid egg whites and a splash of milk, then poured over the whole shebang. Top with the other pie crust; poke holes and bake for about 25 minutes.

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This was delicious, filling and didn’t make me the slightest bit sick. If I’m going to have something starchy, like the potatoes, it helps a ton to balance it with protein like the turkey bacon and egg whites. (Remember, I am not Fashionably Fit , M.D., I am simply telling you what has worked for me as a person who takes medication for insulin resistance. )

Click for the printable recipe.

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