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.
With a new year, comes new lifestyle choices. One of the biggest is eating healthy and maybe shedding some pounds with dieting and exercise. However, if you have a sweet tooth or can't help yourself when it comes to those fatty foods, sometimes it can be a little hard staying on that diet! Fortunately, there are guilt-free solutions and one of them happens to be this scrumptious low calorie crème brulee.
This decadent dessert is a creamy concoction of milk, sugar, and brown sugar all combined to make something that is only 140 calories! You can also add a bit of whipped cream or even a hint of mint to this recipe, but it is good enough to eat just by itself. What makes this crème brulee so guilt free? It's all in the evaporated milk and egg, which are both low fat and egg substitute respectively.
Here are the ingredients you will need, which yields about six servings altogether.
One can, or 12 fl. oz., evaporated low fat 2% milk
One cup of egg substitute
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
6 teaspoons of light brown sugar
And here are the cooking instructions.
Preheat oven to 325F. Whisk the egg substitute, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, salt, and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour a bit of the mixture into six (or however many) ramekins that hold about 6-ounces.
Boil some water in a pan. Place the ramekins into a baking pan and pour the boiling water into the baking pan at about 1-inch deep.
Bake the ramekins for about 35 minutes. Take out of the oven, let cool, and then place them in the fridge to set for several hours or overnight.
Preheat the boiler. Blot the tops of the crème brulee and then add one teaspoon of brown sugar to tops of each crème brulee. Broil with the tops about 6-inches away from heat for about five minutes, allowing for the sugar to caramelize.