Running out of ideas in the morning for breakfast? I know when I am in a hurry two eggs and three pieces of turkey bacon are quick and easy, but day after day I know I need a little change up! A good way to still get your protein in from liquid egg whites and eggs is to make omelets! These take a little more time so make sure you plan to make them when you are not on the run.
Omelets are a healthy alternative to eating starchy carbs such as pancakes or waffles (not that I don’t love them!) and fill you up for longer. There are tons of different ways to make omelets (what you can put in them) so check out the South Beach Diet for more options! I am not much of a cook at all and when something takes too long to make, I’m out. That is the other reason why omelets are good for breakfast because they don’t take too long to make especially in the morning when you are hungry! Also, remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day and when your metabolism is at its peak!
Ingredients: (4 servings)
- 1 cup egg substitute
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup fat-free milk
- ½ pound asparagus
- ½ pound mushrooms
- 1 large bell pepper
- 4 tablespoons of veggie cheese
- Pinch of salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Non-stick cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg substitute, eggs and milk. Stir in salt and pepper.
- Place the asparagus and ¼ cup of water in a large microwaveable bowl and cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave for 4 minutes or until it is crisp/tender. Stop after 2 minutes and stir and leave it in for another 2 minutes. Drain, pat dry and add to the egg mixture.
- Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Pour one-quarter of the egg mixture into the skillet, allowing it to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the bottom just begins to set. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cheese, add one-quarter of the asparagus pieces, mushrooms and bell pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until the eggs are almost set.
- Using a large spatula, fold the omelet in half. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the omelet is golden and the cheese is melted. Repeat for however many omelets you’d like.
Comment below and tell me your favorite omelet recipe!