Eggs are a good thing when you’re trying to drop excess pounds and get healthy. Even though they sometimes get a bad rap, there are many benefits to including eggs in your diet. They are full of protein, for starters! If that wasn’t enough, they can also help you to feel full, making it more difficult to overeat. Since eggs go hand in hand with losing weight, here are some easy (and low calorie) omelette recipes. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they will keep you feeling satisfied.
Basic Omelette Recipe
Let’s begin by covering the basics. There are tons of ways to change up an omelette recipe to suit your personal tastes and of course, your weight loss plan. In order to do that, you’ll need to know where to start. To create a basic omelette (less than 300 calories) start by whisking 3 eggs, 2 teaspoons of milk, ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper into a bowl. Spray a pan with cooking spray to avoid sticking. Then, carefully pour your omelette mix into the pan over medium-heat. You’ll want to make sure that the egg mixture is even inside of the pan.
Once the egg has cooked through, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of chopped herbs (anything goes, but items like parsley and chives work really well) on top of the egg. Then, use your spatula to fold the omelette over onto itself. Remove from the pan and put onto your serving plate.
Bacon and Fried Potato Omelette Recipe
Now that you know the basics, it’s time to kick it up a notch. This next recipe gives you tons of protein and even more flavour. With about 280 calories, this is a great way to stay on track and still enjoy your food. Get started by cooking 2 strips of bacon (turkey bacon is a great substitution to make this an even healthier option) until they are crisp. Let them cook before chopping up into sections. Next, sauté a potato until it is golden brown. This should take about 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, beat together two eggs and season with salt and pepper. Add cooking spray to a non-stick pan and pour in your egg mixture. Wait ten seconds and then dump in your bacon chunks and sautéed potato pieces. Once the eggs are completely cooked through, use your spatula to fold over the egg and remove it from the pan. Garnish the bacon and fried potato omelette with chives to finish.
Low Calorie Vegetarian Omelette
This next omelette is super healthy – but still super delicious. It is a great vegetarian option that can be made quickly and easily…. which is also a perk. Even better? This dish has just 90 calories per serving. The first thing you’ll need to do is cut up some red onion. You can add as much or as little as you like. Use a cooking spray and then add egg whites to a cooking pan. Once your egg has settled, add the onions, add a dash of pepper, and sprinkle with fat free cheese. Cook until the egg is done and the cheese has melted. Fold over with a spatula and serve on its own or with a little salsa for a kick of flavour.
The great thing about omelettes is that they are versatile. Any recipe can be altered to include lean meats and veggies that you like. That means you can focus on losing weight without getting bored by your menu.