I must say, omelets are by far the most filling breakfast.
After enjoying a nice spinach, tomato, and cheese omelet, I typically find myself satisfied for hours — even long past lunchtime. However, I hardly ever have omelets for breakfast (in fact, I have them for dinner far more often than for breakfast). Why?
It’s simple: the time factor.
A good, perfectly flipped omelet takes at least ten minutes to make. First, you have to mix the eggs and chop the veggies. Next, you have to wait for the egg to cook, then add the veggies at the perfect moment — so that they end up perfectly warmed, but not soggy. After that, you have to flip the omelet over, cook it, and flip it again. And finally, you’re left with an omelet that’s slightly crispy on the edges, and absolutely satisfying.
You’re also out 15 minutes
However, recently I discovered the perfect solution to the time factor. Instead of spending what feels like two years of your life making breakfast, you can simply add all the omelet ingredients to a mug, then microwave it.
And tada! You’re left with a fluffy omelet that has all the taste of a classic omelet, yet took about 1/5th of the time.
Plus, the omelet has 17 grams of protein — so it will keep you feeling full for hours — and only three carbs.
Now that’s what I call breakfast!
Easy Two-Minute Omelet
- 2 eggs
- handful of spinach
- handful of cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbs low-fat shredded cheddar
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
Grease a mug. Add eggs and beat with a fork until smooth. Tear up spinach and add. Cut up cherry tomatoes and add. Then add remaining ingredients. Stir until fully combined. Microwave for 2 minutes 15 seconds – 30 seconds (depending on the strength of your microwave), or until fully cooked.
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 omelet)