The omelette (or omelet) is a popular breakfast and brunch meal with origins in France. Served hot, this simple meal combines eggs and butter or oil with fillings like cheese, vegetables, and meat to spice it up. Mixing several whisked eggs with a generous portion of cheese may not seem like part of a low-calorie plan, but a few tips can make it so.
Fill Your Omelette Right
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In general, omelette recipes use three eggs; you can easily whisk one whole egg with three egg whites to create a terrific omelette with about half as many calories.
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Typically, omelettes are wrapped around a generous mound of cheese, meats, and vegetables. If you choose your omelette fillings wisely, you can still enjoy a tasty meal that doesn't expand your waistline. Pick strongly flavored cheeses like sharp cheddar or gouda so that you only need a small amount to achieve a real flavor punch.
Alternatively, you can use a lower-calorie variety of cheese like part-skim mozzarella. For a meaty omelette, go with lean ham or turkey bacon, and skip the sausage. Include as many veggies as you can in all of your omelettes. Try making a low-calorie bacon omelette to kickstart your omelette inspiration.
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Make Your Own Omelet
Once you are clear on what type of ingredients you want to use in your low-calorie omelette, the challenge is to perfect the art of omelette-making. Even if you're a novice, a step-by-step guide can help you perfect each step of the process, from whisking the eggs to sliding the omelette onto your plate.
Don't forget to use a non-stick skillet pan to cook your omelette, which will make clean-up easier and save a generous portion of calories.