This post is part of “Penny Wise Platter Thursday” at The Nourishing Gourmet
This nourishing omelette was concocted after trying to find ways of having a high protein breakfast without taking any supplements or whey protein powders. Whey protein can be incredibly helpful in making a high protein breakfast or smoothie, but sometimes it isn’t readily available. What is a health conscious person to do? Go to the egg!
The egg is a complete protein, suitable for ovo-vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The egg yolk contains vitamin A, D and lutein, as well as other valuable nutrients. Only eating egg whites is not natural–keep it whole, as nature intended it. An omelette made with real, whole eggs (hopefully from cage free, local eggs) are a great high protein breakfast choice that will help keep you full for hours, and provide enough energy to help bun fat and increase metabolism.
The Incredibly Healthy Omelette
2 whole eggs
2 TBSP. Coconut Milk
1/4 TBSP. Butter or Coconut Oil
1 oz. Shredded Raw Chedder Cheese
1/4 cup Chopped Green Onion
1/4 cup chopped white onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup shredded Spinach, Kale or other Organic Green Vegetable
Himalayan Sea Salt
Mix eggs with coconut milk until well blended. Melt butter on medium heat in skillet. Evenly grease the pan well with the melted butter. Saute onion, garlic and greens in the melted butter or coconut oil until fragrant.
Add another 1/2 tsp. of butter or coconut oil to the pan, and mix well. Pour egg mixture on the pan of cooked onion, garlic and vegetables. Spread the mixture evenly around the pan, enough so you can turn the omelette over with a spatula.
After 3-4 minutes of cooking on medium heat, very carefully move spatula around the diameter of the omelette. Place cheese on top of the omelet, and when ready, fold one half of the omelette over the other half. Cook for another 1 minute, or until desired doneness.
After 1 minute of cooking, transfer the omelette to a plate and serve. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.
Makes 1 serving.
300 calories, 24 grams of healthy fat, and only 2 grams of carbohydrates (these measurements are not exact), 19 grams protein
This is a really good low carb, high protein breakfast that keeps me going for hours, usually until about 1 PM in the afternoon. Even then I don’t get too hungry. The fat and protein (up to 19 grams!) keeps you satiated, as well as keeps your leptin and grehlin hormones working properly, as well as stabilizing your blood sugar.
There is a lot of fat in this recipe, but rest assured it is a very healthy fat that will nourish your body from the inside out. It is a low calorie breakfast item as well. Compare this omelette with one at McDonalds for 770 calories! There is 38 grams of fat, so not that far from ours, yet 64 grams of carbohydrates! Never mind the calories, that omelette will get your blood sugar and insulin levels in a tizzy!
For now, this is The Healthy Advocate.