But I do like to have eggs for breakfast because I know they will keep me satisfied throughout a busy morning, till lunchtime rolls around... even if I run or workout or spend the morning shopping or doing housecleaning.
Recently I decided to try something different with our omelets, and thought I would sweeten them up a bit with some apples, cinnamon and almond butter... it was a successful experiment and I will be doing more of this I am sure.
You could easily halve the ingredients and make this for one, or make up the whole thing and refrigerate half of it for another meal. I think it would make a good lunch too, with a fruit and nut salad, perhaps.
The Captain thought that the filling was a bit dry and so would like it with jam! And of course that would add a bit more sweetness (and calories) as well. We will work on that for him.
Apple Cinnamon Omelet
Makes 2 servings
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup egg white
- 1 apple, cored, pared and diced
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs almond butter
- Mix the eggs and egg whites together in a small bowl.
- Pour the mixture into a heated skillet that has been coated with non-stick spray over MEDIUM heat.
- Cover and cook till the eggs are set and look dry on the top, about 5 or 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, stir the apple and cinnamon together in a microwave safe dish and mike on HIGH for 2 minutes, to soften the apple pieces.
- When the eggs are cooked, loosen the edge all around with a spatula.
- Dot the almond butter and spread it over 1/2 of the omelet.
- Spoon the cooked apple pieces over the almond butter.
- Fold the omelet in half.
- Cut it into 2 pieces and set each piece on a serving plate.
- Sprinkle with more cinnamon before serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 250; Protein 17g; Carbohydrate 14g; Fat 14g; Fibre 3g.
Diced apples mixed with cinnamon in a microwave safe dish.
Cooked till soft.
After omelet has set, spread almond butter over 1/2 of it. The Captain thinks jam would be good here, too.
Cover the almond butter with the cooked dices apples and cinnamon mixture.
Cut into 2 portions and plate, sprinkling a bit more cinnamon over the top.
A lovely flavor and a nice change of pace.
What do you think? Would you like fruit in your omelet?
What other fruits might work in this way? I am going to try some bananas next.