In the Rimkus household we made it through the Thanksgiving holiday without gaining a pound.
That’s not to say that we didn’t eat well Thanksgiving day! After all, who could resist deep fried turkey, Grandma’s stuffing, deviled eggs, fruit salad, and pumpkin pie.
Not to mention the Bailey’s and coffee!
We’ve committed to keeping our meals lean in-between all the holiday parties and festivities, and so far the buddy system is working thanks to low calorie meals like this spinach omelette.
It was easy to skinny up the typical omelette recipe by replacing half the eggs with egg whites, then packing the middle with shallots, garlic and spinach.
But what about the cheese you say?
Thanks to a creamy Dijon sauce, we didn’t miss the cheese. Not a bad way to eat lean in-between, right?
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 2 large eggs
- 4 large egg whites
- 4 cups spinach, packed with stems removed
- ¼ cup shallots, thinly sliced or minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
- ½ cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 4 teaspoons low fat mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup parsley, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and vegetable broth. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes to soften. Add more broth or water to keep the pan from becoming too dry. Add spinach and garlic and cook another 2 - 3 minutes to wilt spinach. Remove to a bowl.
- Put eggs in a bowl and whip until well combined.
- Combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and parsley to make a sauce.
- Wipe the skillet and spray with a cooking spray. Heat over medium heat and add half the eggs. Cook gently until eggs are just set. Place half the spinach mixture over half the cooked egg, then flip the other half of the eggs over the top. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place on a serving plate and top with sauce and half the tomatoes.
- Repeat the process for the second omelette.
Food energy: 183kcal Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5 Saturated fatty acids: 2.33g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 3.13g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 3.08g Total fat: 8.53g Calories from fat: 76 Cholesterol: 208mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 9.06g Total dietary fiber: 2.22g Protein: 16.94g
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