What do you do when the dinner bell rings and you aren’t in the least bit inspired to cook? I say, make an omelette!
A simple omelette makes a substantial meal because you’ll get your protein and veggies all in one dish. If you add a whole grain roll or a colorful fruit salad, you’ll have a happy family.
And how easy is this? A few cage free eggs (notice the plug for local and cage free), a carton of mushrooms and a handful of fresh herbs.
Now I call this omelette an inspiration. Happy cooking!
- ½ cup mushroom , sliced
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
- one clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1. Preheat a small nonstick fry pan over medium heat. Add coconut oil.
- 2. Add shallots and mushrooms. Cook 3 - 5 minutes until mushrooms are very soft. Add garlic. Cook another minute, then remove mushroom mixture to a bowl.
- 3. Whip eggs with thyme and parsley.
- 4. Spray pan with cooking spray and add egg. Allow to cook for 1 minute. Top with mushroom mixture, spreading evenly over egg. Watch egg cook until just barely set. Don't overcook, or eggs will be rubbery.
- 5. Fold the omelette over and serve topped with cheese.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Eggs provide tryptophan, selenium, iodine, vitamins B2 and B12, and protein. Selenium helps protect our immune systems, and regulates thyroid hormones, and protein plays a critical role in the building of our muscles, blood, skin, hair and nails.
Eggs also contain choline, known to reduce inflammation in the body. According to George Mateljan, author of World’s Healthiest Foods, inflammation contributes to heart disease, osteoporosis, type-2 diabetes and Alzheimers.
Free range, or cage free eggs are considered to be higher in quality nutrients such as all nine essential amino acids, and are less likely to contribute to high cholesterol levels.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 218, Weight Watchers Points 4
Total Fat: 10.18g
Total Carbs: 17.33g
Dietary Fiber: 3.60g
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details.