We are both once again on a mission (at ages 53 & 56) to get healthier after a little over indulging over the long winter months. Here’s one of the best weapons 💪🏻 I have for losing weight fast, and I’m calling it “Weight Loss 117 Calorie Protein Omelet”.
This simple breakfast omelet can be a game changer instantly because it’s only 117 calories, but it’s full of protein considering how low the calories are (it truly gets me going in the morning). This breakfast choice can help you find the motivation to get exercise in before lunch (or when ever you have time during the day). The main egg ingredient is the most important part, and I hope you will trust me on this. I have lost 6 lbs. in 4 weeks, and I just bought a black bikini to celebrate taking care of myself.
I was so proud of myself for not going over board after the holidays, but then I started baking really high calorie desserts and it caught up to my husband and I in February. I gained only 5 lbs., but on my small frame it makes me feel very uncomfortable in my favorite clothes. I find I get crabby, and feel less confident when I don’t fit into the jeans I want to wear. If you feel the same, I hope this recipe can help.
The Best Egg Beaters to Use for Omelet
I have tested many egg beater products over the last few weeks, and I must say the Jimmie Dean egg whites in a carton are the BEST, and I am not being paid to tell you this. Jimmy got it right, and they really do fluff up the best. My second favorite is just the basic egg beaters by “Egg Beaters”. Both are a little pricy, but they go far, and are so much easier to use than eggs. Don’t get me wrong, I still love regular eggs, but these pre mixed egg whites are a game changer with omelets-especially when you are not in the mood to cook.
So, here’s the very basic recipe, and I promise if you make it the exact way I am sharing it will taste so good with your cup or coffee or tea! I will share my other weight loss tips at the end of this post…
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Ingredients for Weight Loss 117 Calorie Protein Omelet
(THIS IS FOR 1 SERVING)
2 Tablespoons Canned/Fresh Sliced Mushrooms—-6 CALORIES
Small Handful Fresh Spinach—-7 CALORIES
Tablespoon Diced Green Onion
6 Tablespoons Egg Beaters or Egg Whites (I buy them in a carton see notes above.) —-50 CALORIES
1 Slice Kraft 2% American Cheese —-45 CALORIES
3-4 Cherry Tomatoes Sliced —-9 CALORIES
Salt & Pepper to Taste
TOTAL CALORIES —-117
Instructions to Make Weight Loss 117 Calorie Protein Omelet
Sauté the mushrooms, spinach, and green onion for 2 minutes on very low heat, salt and pepper them just a little. The spinach shouldn’t get too soggy, just bright green, but still leafy.
Add the egg beaters/egg whites with a tablespoon while the pan is still on low. Once in the pan, turn up to medium heat, and salt & pepper them.
Once you see the edges break away from the sides, add the cheese (I sometimes tear it apart, but the entire piece in the center is fine), and the tomatoes.
Continue to let it cook watching that the bottom doesn’t get too brown. If it’s cooking too fast, turn it down.
Get your spatula ready (I use mini ones like this).
Carefully lift up the sides just to pull gently away from edge of pan.
Once you think everything is cooked except the middle and top layer, flip 1/2 of the “egg pancake” over to the other half to make it look like my photo. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. If anything slips out or it’s messy, use your spatula to slide it in/back over.
Let that cook on low until the inside is cheesy, but egg is cooked. It should only take a minute at most (sometimes I flip it over again, but it really isn’t necessary).
Slide that baby on the plate and eat as is. (In the photo I added the tomato on top instead of inside. I actually prefer it inside, so try that next time!)
TIPS: Add salsa & fat free Greek yogurt for just a few more calories, but extra flavor & texture. Add 1/4 of mashed medium avocado for 65 more calories.