Egg white omelettes…let’s be honest…aren’t really all that great.
As a quasi real foodie, the thought of NOT using the delicious, healthy deep-orange orbs in the middle of my freshly laid backyard chicken eggs is something akin to sacrilege. You just can’t make an egg white omelette that looks or tastes good.
Or can you?
You most certainly can make a delicious egg white omelette that fools the senses into thinking you’ve used the whole egg.
I’ll share my trick in a bit, but if you’re still wondering why on earth anyone would do such a thing, let me explain…
I’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama plan now for almost two months.
I’ve lost ten pounds and 8 inches, and love the way I feel. The plan takes a bit of getting used to, and if you’re used to liberally schmearing grass fed butter on your freshly baked sourdough bread to dip in your fresh eggs fried in coconut oil you’ll probably find some of the rules rubbing you the wrong way.
You can have freshly baked sourdough bread, but only with very little fat (an E meal). You can have eggs fried in coconut oil, and the whole egg – but only in a meal that has very low carbs (an S meal). There is also the Fuel Pull, which is low in both fat and carbs.
Then there is the egg white omelette.
This is for an E meal, because it has very little fat. It also works for a Fuel Pull, as it also has no carbs. But let’s face it – an egg white omelette just does not look like an omelette. It looks like you’re cooking snot. And when it’s cooked, it looks kind of like crumbled cheese…but without the yummy deliciousness of cheese. It’s a let down when you love cooking with whole eggs.
Food is meant to be enjoyed! It also needs to be good for our bodies.
Sometimes we need to eat a little differently to help our bodies shed unwanted fat and become more healthy. But that doesn’t mean we have to be condemned to eating bland, unappealing foods!
So what is the secret? Are you ready?
What is nooch, you say? It’s short for nutritional yeast, and it’s amazing stuff [if you can’t find it at your local health food store or grocer, you can get some here]. Nooch is high in B vitamins, such as B12 as well as thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid.
Nutritional yeast also has the wonderful characteristic of offering a cheesy, nutty flavor to foods and tickling the umami center on the tongue. It’s often used by vegans to replicate cheesy dishes like macaroni and cheese and even to make this Sharp Vegan Cheddar Cheese Alternative. And it’s amazing on popcorn!
I love nooch. I put nooch on all the things!
So when I wanted an E style egg dish for breakfast one morning, I thought it just might help make my egg white omelette taste better and look more like the real deal. And, I was right!
I really do love nooch. I proclaim my nooch obsession on social media, even. This is an entry on my YouFood app, a great place to log meals and keep track of healthy eating habits. Read more here…
Making an egg white omelette with nooch is super simple:
For each 1/4 cup of egg whites (the white of one large egg), add 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast.
Add salt, pepper or other seasonings and whisk to combine.
Don’t over do the whisking, unless you’re going for nooch macaroons. Egg whites get very frothy very quickly.
Proceed as you would normally to make an omelette.
If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan and want to keep your meal in the E range, coat the pan with a small amount of butter, olive or coconut oil, just enough to cover the surface…don’t throw a hunk of butter in there like you’re used to doing! Saute any veggies or lean meats then add your egg whites. Cook until firm enough to flip, then flip over and cook for about 30 seconds or until your egg white omelette is cooked through. That’s it! Super easy!
For an E meal, enjoy this with a serving of overnight oats, an E style muffin in a mug or a savory treat like my Spicy Quinoa Fritters, making sure to keep your net carbs below 45 grams.
For a Fuel Pull, try a cup of non-fat Greek yogurt, sweetened with stevia and a splash of vanilla or a yummy Fuel Pull muffin in a mug, smoothie or Frappe. There’s lots of great ideas in the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook!
Whatever style meal you are eating, remember to center your meal around 20 grams of healthy protein. Three tablespoons of egg whites has 5 grams of protein.
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