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Ten Minute Omelet

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When you are rushed and want a quick yet nourishing meal, think omelettes. Or omelets. However you spell it, you can whip up one in about ten minutes. Eggs are an inexpensive protein. Mixed with vegetables or leftovers and a bit of cheese, eggs can produce quick and satisfying dishes. 

Vary the ingredients. Here is one version of a quick omelet.

Hasty Tasty Herb Parmesan Omelet
Serves Two

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 5-6 leaves fresh basil, sliced into tiny ribbons 
  • Nonstick cooking spray 

Directions:

  • Preheat an 8″ covered skillet over medium-low heat (I use cast iron). Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together 3 eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Pour egg mixture into heated skillet. Cover and time for five minutes.
  • As mixture firms, gently lift with a spatula to drain uncooked egg into the skillet to cook.
  • Flip the omelet, sprinkle with fresh basil and shredded cheese, cover the skillet, and turn off the burner. Time for four minutes.
  • Fold the omelet in half and cut into two equal servings.

Cooking times may vary.

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Spinach Omelet

Spinach Omelet breakfastHere is a sneak peek from my upcoming cookbook Recipes for Recovery. It’s an easy recipe loaded with nutrition and fiber but low in fat, perfect for patients recovering from major surgery or for folks battling anemia. It’s also delicious! I ate this for breakfast this morning.

RECIPE

Spinach Omelet
Serves 1

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup egg substitute
  • ¼ cup frozen chopped spinach
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 fresh mushroom, cleaned and stemmed
  • 1 Tbsp. grated Swiss cheese (or your choice reduced fat shredded cheese)

Directions:

  1. Spray a small skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place over medium heat to preheat.
  3. Combine the egg substitute, spinach, and nutmeg in a measuring cup. Stir.

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  4. Slice 1 mushroom into thin slices. Add to the egg / spinach mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into the preheated skillet and cook for approximately five minutes, lifting the edges of the omelet to allow uncooked portions to run beneath and cook.cooking omelet
  6. When the omelet is set, sprinkle with the cheese, remove skillet from heat, and fold omelet into thirds. Let rest one minute so cheese can melt.
  7. Serve with a slice of whole wheat toast. Enjoy!

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