I absolutely love breakfast and i really don’t understand how some people go without it. I literally wake up and it is all I am thinking about. I usually have the same thing every morning. An omelette with veggies, some spinach, a bowl of oatmeal/porridge (whatever you like to call it!) and a cup of tea. Its a great meal as its got a good amount of protein and carbs in there and stacks up to about 250-300 calories. I like to get my carbs in earlier in the day so oats are a great source for when you get up and they also help to curb my sweet tooth too as I sprinkle a little crunchy stevia on top for taste.
Now obviously the possibility with omelettes is pretty endless and you may have your own preferences (different veggies/meat or using the yolk) but the recipe below is just how I like to cook mine so I hope you enjoy it. I do switch up the veggies now and again for some variety but this recipe will include an onion, a red bell pepper and some coriander. Don’t forget to check out the slideshow below 🙂
- Small Onion sliced- About 60g
- Red Bell Pepper Chopped- about 80g
- 5 Large or Medium Egg Whites
- Season Salt/ seasoning of your choice
- Cooking Spray
1. Set heat on stove to medium heat. My stove goes to 9 so i set it at 6.5.
2. Place the chopped onion into the pan (I like crescent shaped slices) and place a lid on top of the pan
3. While these cook, i then chop my bell pepper and cilantro
4. Separate the eggs whites into a bowl and sprinkle with the desired amount of season salt and pepper
5. Beat the eggs until lots of bubbles form. I like to get as many bubbles as possible. I just use a fork !
6. Remove lid from the pan (The onions should be sizzling) and pour in the bubbly egg whites
7. immediately sprinkle the chopped red bell pepper evenly around the pan and then the coriander on top.
8. Place the lid on top of the pan. Placing the lid on is the key as it helps the omelette rise and become fluffy.
9. Now while the omelette is cooking i get down to making my porridge and my cup of tea whilst clearing the kitchen at the same time and usually once i have done that it is ready. A few indicators as to whether it is done; You will start to see the omelette bubble and rise and when you take the lid off there should be any runny parts. It should look cooked.
10. Once it looks cooked I like to get a spatula and fold it over. I like the outside to be cooked (almost like a layer of crispy skin) with the inside being softer. So I fold it and let it sit in the pan for a little to hold it all together and then it should slide out pretty easy to be placed onto your plate.
Thats about it really! I like to have my omelette with a little reduced salt and sugar tomato ketchup and about 70g of steamed spinach on the side. For my porridge I use a 1/4cup of quakers wholegrain oats and mix it with water, cinnamon and psyllium husk for added fibre as well as a sprinkle of crunchy stevia for sweetness. My cup of tea is the last thing and I have this with some low fat milk.
Overall this meal is pretty clean and healthy, it is usually less than 300 cals and really gets me going in the morning. What do you all like for breakfast? I would love to know about some more healthy ideas I could incorporate into my daily routine as it is good to switch up once in a while so please do let me know.
Have a great day and hope you enjoy the images!