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Egg Omelette: Using Egg Beaters for a Healthy Mediterranean Recipe
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Healthy Egg Omelette
Egg beaters, or store brand products like it, are a wonderful substitute for those who cannot or should not consume egg yolks due to health reasons. One such reason is high cholesterol. When a person has abnormal cholesterol levels it is advisable to change one's eating habits, such as reducing one's red meat or egg yolk consumption. Of course exercise, especially of an aerobic nature, is also recommended.
Although I do not consistently use egg substitute I have used it enough to honestly admit it is an acquired taste. The way I have learned to tolerate the different taste of the egg beater product is to add flavors that are stronger than the egg. Vegetables, such as tomatoes, olives, and broccoli, are good examples of diverting the taste buds.
Seasonings are another way to modify the flavor of food. Black pepper, ketchup or hot sauce are three types of changes that can be made to the final dish, which people have used throughout history. Eventually, I have even learned to enjoy egg substitute plain.
In this Mediterranean Style Egg Omelette the blend of the vegetables do not have to hide the taste of the egg product-it enhances it and therefore, it is an enjoyable and healthy breakfast choice. If you notice, I did not add any cheese to this omelette. This is always an option, of course, however, the idea is to focus on heart healthy choices in this recipe.
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- 1/2 C Egg Beater or other egg substitute
- 1 T olives (any kind), coarsely chopped
- 2 slices tomato, coarsely chopped
- 1 thin slice avocado, chopped
- 1-2 T artichoke, coarsely chopped
- 1 T olive oil or cooking spray, to prepare pan
How to make a Mediterranean Omelette
- Prepare a small pan by spraying with cooking spray or 1 T olive oil Heat for 30 seconds on Medium
- Add 1/2 C of Egg Beater or egg substitute to the pan when hot and allow to cook until beginning to set on the bottom. Rotate pan to move uncooked liquid from top to the bottom of the pan so all areas are cooked. If needed turn temp down to medium low.
- Place chopped veggies on one side of the omelette reserving a few for garnish if desired.
- When the egg has completed cooking on both top and bottom fold the plain side over the veggie side. Turn temperature off and allow the veggies to heat for about one minute.
- Transfer to a plate and garnish with reserved veggies. Enjoy.
Harris Teeter Brand: Original Egg Starts
|Serving size: 1/4 C|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 1 g|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 6 g||12%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|