This week I also shared with you my Greek yogurt smoothie to have as a great high in protein breakfast. Now I have a perfect omelet recipe to share that I can't get enough of. It is so filling and has great flavor and of course is easy to prepare.
Egg whites are very high in protein, but many people think that the yolk is unhealthy and you should just have the whites. The yolk is where all the nutrients are, but yes it does add some calories and cholesterol. Therefore many recommend to do a ratio of one whole egg and two egg whites. This gives you the perfect amount of protein and the goodness from the yolk.
This recipe can be made using egg whites only, whole eggs, or a mix of the two. Personally, I use all egg whites as I get stomach aches when eating the yolk (just figured that out, strange!).
This really isn't an exact recipe as you can change things up and add spices to your liking, but here is what I did.
Protein Packed Omelet-(It has about 30 grams of protein in it)
1 tsp coconut oil or use some oil spray but the coconut oil does add flavor and helps give a nice "crust"
4 large egg whites
pinch of sea salt
shake or two of Mrs. Dash original spice
1 tsp nutritional yeast- this gives it a little bit more flavor, but really isn't needed.
chopped spinach, I used a handful of frozen spinach that was thawed.
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
Whisk the egg whites and spices together.
Spray your pan with oil or melt coconut oil and be sure the whole pan is covered in it.
Once hot, pour the eggs into the pan. Cook on medium heat till the top starts to firm up. Then place the spinach in the middle and top with cottage cheese. Flip one side of the omelet over the other to cover the spinach and cottage cheese. Cook a minute or two more then carefully flip the whole thing to get the other side cooked more.
* In these pictures I put the spinach and cottage cheese a bit too close to the edge and it almost spilled out so I suggest putting it more towards the middle.
Transfer to plate and eat as is OR add on top some of my homemade salsa. It's delish!!
This makes enough for two or three servings depending on how much you use.
2 ripe tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1/4 of a jalapeno, diced
splash of lime juice
shake of salt
Chop up the tomatoes, red onion, and jalapeno till they are very fine. Add in the lime juice and salt and mix together.
Top the omelet with this fresh salsa. No need to douse it with tons of ketchup like many of us are used to. This is so much better.
I hope you give this recipe a try!