Quick & Easy Protein Packed Omelette


Anyone else have a fear of omelettes? Not a fear like the eggs are going to come to life and peck at you, but a fear that you’ll set out to create an omelette and end up with burnt scrambled eggs? Yea. Me too.

There’s a great restaurant/bar in downtown Columbus called Union, and on the weekends, they do a breakfast buffet that’s amazeballs. Not like the Ponderosa buffet that all of us poor kids know (and secretly love) but like a mini-Vegas buffet, and it’s SO YUM. I dream about it regularly. A part of their buffet is a made-to-order omelette station. Every omelette that comes up is full of gooey cheese and yummy bacon and I just decided while making this post that my birthday dinner, that isn’t for another 6 weeks, has now become a birthday brunch and we’re going to that buffet.

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Anyway, before I get side-tracked, back to this omelette I was determined to conquer at home. Luckily, I learned to make crepes a few months ago and that helped me get a much better understanding of this whole egg thing, which is really ridiculously easy when you get the hang of it.

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Some of the key things that helped me had to do with the skillet I used. You want it to be small-ish . I used a 6 inch skillet. You also want it to be hot before adding your eggs in. I let mine heat on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes before starting. Last, be sure to have your tools ready to go. Once the egg hits the pan, you better be in full on omelette ninja mode for the next 5 minutes.

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My favorite part about these is that you can make them totally custom to your meal plan, or your guests if you aren’t brunching alone, without having to make a huge mess. Since you’ll add in the filling individually, it’s easy to make one stuffed with veggies and the other stuffed with every meat on the planet (clears throat and points at husband).

What’s your favorite omelette? Any unique or crazy things I should try?


Quick & Easy Protein Packed Omelette

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 1 Omelette

Serving Size: 1 Omelette

Calories per serving: 130 calories

Quick & Easy Protein Packed Omelette

Ingredients

  • 2 organic egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons lean ground turkey, pre-cooked
  • 1 cup baby spinach, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon each of chopped tomatoes and onions
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheese of choice
  • salt-free seasoning of choice
  • coconut oil spray

Directions

  1. Spray small skillet with coconut oil and warm over medium-high heat for 5 minutes
  2. While skillet is warming, crack and separate egg whites
  3. Scramble egg whites in a bowl with seasoning (I used Mrs. Dash Chipotle)
  4. Combine turkey, spinach, tomato, and onion in a bowl and set aside
  5. When pan is warm, pour scrambled eggs into the pan and immediately swirl the eggs around until the whole skillet is covered
  6. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges of the eggs are firm
  7. Use a small spatula to loosen the egg the entire way around the skillet, and then gently flip over to continue cooking the other side
  8. After 2-3 minutes, pour the turkey mixture onto one side of the egg, top with cheese and fold the other side of the egg over top, pressing firmly for 10 seconds to hold in place
  9. Allow cheese to melt before devouring

Notes

Calories vary depending on brands used. For higher calorie count, whole eggs can be used.

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