Omelettes make the perfect high-protein breakfast, lunch or dinner, and are great for veggies or meat lovers alike. They’re quick to make and hard to get wrong, but we’ve whipped together some great tasting low-calorie recipes that pack in the flavour without all the extra calories.
Whip together one egg, one tablespoon of milk and a pinch of cinnamon and fry it up in a pan with some low-fat cooking spray until it’s golden. Place on a plate and cover it with 100g of cottage cheese and a handful of your favourite berries for a pancake-like taste. This only contains 264 calories and is a lovely way to start the day.
Mushroom and Basil
Grill two halved tomatoes until they’re slightly scorched on both sides. Thinly slice about 150g of chestnut mushrooms before frying for 5-8 minutes and then put these to the side ready to add to your omelette. Break your eggs into a bowl and add a splash of water, chives and black pepper. Fry this in a hot pan and add your mushrooms and tomato on one side. Cover with two tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese and basil leaves before flipping over the other side to cover it up. Cook this as long as you like and serve with some fresh herbs on the top. This tasty meal contains just under 200 calories and can be easily doubled up to serve two!
Fry a clove of garlic, some finely chopped spring onion and green chilli for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add a teaspoon of curry powder and any other Indian spices that you like then fry for another minute before adding two beaten eggs. Cook to your preference and serve with some fresh coriander for a full-flavoured low-calorie meal!
Cook some chopped pepper in a pan until soft and set this to one side. Add a couple of beaten eggs and some finely chopped spring onion and fry this until it’s almost done, then add your pepper, some chopped up ham and a sprinkle of your favourite cheese. Serve with some fresh spring onion and tomato on top, and a slice of toast on the side for a fresh and filling lunch.
Spinach and Feta Cheese
Add chopped garlic to a pan and fry until soft for 2-3 minutes. Add a generous helping of spinach and fry until it’s reduced. Leave this on the side ready to add to your omelette once cooked along with some crumbled feta cheese and seasoning. Beat your eggs and add to a pan, add the filling then fold in half and serve once it has warmed up.
All of these recipes can be served with salad on the side and can be adapted to your taste and preference, just make sure you stick to low-calorie fillings and you’re onto a winner.