Monday, February 20, 2012

Omelets - Not Just For Breakfast!

Today for lunch I had an omelet and toast. This is a relatively quick meal (and pretty filling) that I will have at any time of the day.

Whisk 2 eggs and 1/4 cup skim milk in a bowl. Season if you wish with your favourite spices. Pour into non-stick or oiled frying pan heated to med or med-low. To one half of the pan immediately add cooked chicken pieces or shaved ham. Add your favorite veggies, (spinach, tomato, mushrooms, peppers, chives, etc.). Once the egg is starting to look firm, add a small amount of cheese (optional) (goat cheese, cheddar, swiss, etc). Fold in half and continue cooking (I do it for as long as the bread takes to toast). Serve and enjoy!

The calorie count varies on what goes in. The egg and milk part on its own is about 163 cal. Both chicken and ham are about 1 cal per gram (I end up putting about 50-75 cal of meat in). Veggies don't add much, so pack 'em in!

Cheese makes a big difference calorie wise, as does the topping for your toast. I use light margarine (not real food, I know!), a "twice the fruit" type jam that simply has way less sugar than normal jam and is tasty, or apple butter (which doesn't have a calorie count but it's only ingredient is apples so it can't be that bad).

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