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Don't doom yourself to bland egg white omelets. Spice it up!

Starting the day with a big boost of protein is an excellent strategy for fueling up. It's no wonder that egg whites are so popular!Egg whites are almost entirely protein (6 grams each), super lean (almost no fat) and they can be used to bulk up the protein of everything from smoothies to oat pancakes to post-workout drinks.

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Dennis Fraley
  • Dennis Fraley
  • Food Columnist
  • E-mail: dennis@winewired.com
  • Dennis Fraley is a local nurse anesthetist who moonlights as a wine educator and consultant. For more information about his services and upcoming classes, visit www.winewired.com or contact him at dennis@winewired.com.
Miz McKay
  • Miz McKay
  • Food Columnist
  • Phone: 843-657-7956
  • Miz McKay -- Thelma -- is married to George Dudley. They live in an old house outside of Darlington on Lamar Highway.
Kitty Finklea
  • Kitty Finklea
  • Food Columnist
  • Phone: (843) 777-3000
  • Kitty Finklea is a lifestyle coach, registered dietitian and personal trainer at McLeod Health & Fitness Center. For more information on adopting healthier lifestyles changes, contact Finklea at 843-777-3000.
Kimberly Brauss
  • Kimberly Brauss
  • Food Columnist
  • E-mail: kbrauss@florencenews.com
  • Kimberly Brauss is the digital editor at the Morning News. Email her at kbrauss@florencenews.com.

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