Sometimes high calorie recipes can be made as healthier option. Here are some ideas on how to prepare omelette without mess up your diet.
1. Add little meat or cheese
Since you already have a lot of protein and eggs, put little meat and cheese in omelette, just to spice it a bit and to improve the taste. Select one of the two choices, one that you prefer. For example, you can add a little grilled chicken and decorate with vegetables and a slice of goat cheese.
2. If you chose cheese
Slowly. It will melt anyways, so no need to put a lot. Take a little piece of cheese or a small amount of high quality cheese, which you love. You can try feta or ricotta cheese.
3. Put a lot of vegetables
Vegetables are the best way to improve the taste and also to have the required nutrients without a lot of calories. Green vegetables are a good choice, but you can put garlic, mushrooms, broccoli. Literally, everything what comes in your hands.
4. Follow the “triple” rule
Select three foods that you will combine with Omelette – two low-calorie and one more caloric. For example, tomato, mushrooms and avocado or spinach, broccoli and cheddar cheese. There are infinite combinations, it’s up to you to choose.
5. Instead of salt, use spicy herbs
Garlic, basil, rosemary are just some of the many herbs that you can use to boost the taste of the omelet instead of immediately catch the salt.
6. Whole eggs or just egg whites?
Although it is healthy to eat the whole egg, it depends on your priorities. One egg contains approximately 70 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. Yolk contain many nutrients: protein, vitamins A, B, B6, B12 and D. It is also rich in choline and omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for the operation of the brain. However, if you want to reduce cholesterol and saturated fat, or reduce the intake of calories, you can put a whole egg and two egg whites or make omelette only with whites.
7. Choose a healthy variant
Lettuce is an excellent pair with omelet. You can add a baked potato and if you can’t eat omelette without bread, then use a whole grains bread.