Even when you're on a diet or living a healthier lifestyle to cut down on sodium and fats, you still need to have a full and hearty breakfast before you start your day. While it may seem like the only options you have are juices and smaller breakfast foods, there is still healthy and diet friendly meals that you can have in the morning that have all the fixings! This savory and light bacon Western omelet is a perfect example.
Usually when we think of bacon, there is a lot of grease and fat involved. In this omelet, it brings a smoky flavor without all of the bad fats and sodium intake that can throw you off your diet. You could even switch out the ham with turkey bacon if you so choose, but the fact still remains: this omelet is healthy, diet friendly, and only has 190 calories.
Here is the full list of ingredients you will need to make this Western-style omelet:
Six large eggs
2 tablespoons of milk, low fat
3 tablespoons of butter, unsalted
1/2 cups of onions, diced
1/2 cup of green peppers, diced
1/2 cup of ham or turkey bacon, cooked and diced
And here are the instructions:
Whisk together all of the eggs and milk in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is frothy and well mixed together.
Melt one tablespoon of the butter on a large, non-stick cooking pan. Then, add in half of the onions and bell peppers and begin to cook on medium to high heat until onions are translucent. Next, add in half of the ham and allow to cook for about one minute while stirring.
Add another part of butter and let it swirl around in the pan. Add half of the beaten eggs and milk into the pan and let it swirl around the pan to create a circle.
Turn down heat to medium to low and cover pan with lid for about two minutes. Flip the circle and let it cook for another minute. Roll unto a plate and serve with extra toppings.
You know the drill: One for them, one for you. Following weight loss surgery, many women wind up doing double duty in the kitchen. They prepare a dinner for their family … and then another for themselves. This isn't an unexpected issue during the first six months, when people who've had weight loss procedures are limited to liquid diets. But after that, it can become exhausting and frustrating.
Cooking two meals each night is a lot of work. So stop doing it. Do yourself (and your family) a favor and cook weight loss recipes that are good for you and taste good to them. Here's how:
Involve them in the selection process
Let your kids help plan the weekly menu. They'll be a lot more excited to try your healthy meals if they picked the meal.
Let them cook Cooking with your kids does two things: It takes some of the pressure off you, and it gives you a chance to help them learn about how to prepare healthy meals. They'll also love trying the foods they're making, which means you won't have to make two meals.
Slowly introduce healthier options You need protein and your kids love meat; it's a perfect match–if you take your time and slowly introduce them to new forms of meat. Instead of fried chicken, make them a grilled chicken breast one night–and then cover it in cheese for them. Instead of fish sticks, substitute baked fish (without any batter). Don't take away their high-fat, fried foods all at once. Just slowly give them something new. Over time, their tastes will adjust.
Find balance and be creative Vegetables are critical to your health and weight loss success, but your kids probably don't like them. That's okay, you should still put them on their plate–but find creative ways to make them something your kids will eat. You can smother them in butter or cheese (and then slowly cut back on the butter and cheese) or offer your kids a metaphorical carrot–"You eat your vegetables, and we'll let you have some ice cream tonight." That's balance.