Omelet Recipe

Tasty breakfast option for your weight loss plan

This feisty morning egg recipe is easy to make and puts a tasty spin on boring scrambled eggs. The original recipe has been converted to a healthier option by substituting egg whites for whole eggs.

Egg whites are extremely low in fat, contain no carbs and are high in protein. They are an excellent choice for your morning meal.

For convenience, egg whites can also be purchased pre-separated at your local grocery store or you can separate egg whites from whole eggs by simply removing the yolk. Egg yolks should only be consumed in moderation as each egg contains five grams of fat (if you’re eating four eggs that can really add up). Egg yolks are also high in cholesterol.

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If you’re following a low-carb diet, this breakfast is a great choice for you - just make sure to cut out the tortilla shells as they could have as many as 30 grams of carbs. And besides, this recipe tastes great with or without the tortillas. So enjoy!

Prep Time

7 - 9 minutes

Servings

4

Nutrition Breakdown

153 calories
14g protein, 9g fat, 4g carbs

Type of Recipe

Low-fat breakfast

Difficulty Level

Easy

Ingredients
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
1 small red pepper, diced
½ small onion, diced
5 egg whites + 1 whole egg
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic
½ cup skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup salsa
4 tortilla shells (Optional, please note: nutritional breakdown doesn’t account for tortilla shells)

  1. Preheat large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add olive oil and heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook through until no longer pink.
  4. Add red pepper and onion. Cook until softened.
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together egg whites (use pre-separated or separate whites on your own), egg, salt, pepper, chili powder and garlic.
  6. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Stir mixture together, for about 5 minutes, until completely scrambled. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Remove skillet from burner and serve with salsa over tortilla shells (optional).