Tonight after night class I needed to make dinner. I was feeling a little high on life (and caffeine), felt a little rushed since it was 9:15 pm and was craving food in general – but I didn’t want to binge or splurge. So, once again, I checked out what I had in the fridge and the cabinet and decided to whip up an omelet. And it wound up be rather heterogeneous, especially compared to my more recent posts!
What I used:
- 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- about 1/4 c. low fat cottage cheese
- 2 pinches of garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
What I did:
- Then I added it to a preheated/sprayed pan.
- I sprinkled the mixture with 2 pinches of garlic powder.
- Once almost completely cooked I moved it to a plate, topped with the cottage cheese, and folded it over so the that steam would “melt” the cheese.
- I re-opened the omelet and added the tomato and spinach.
- Once heated on both sides I plated it and was ready to go!
The results: I give it a 5 out of 10. It wasn’t terrible, but definitely not the best. I am full though, and I didn’t binge or splurge and got some veggies in there, so definitely not a total loss. I originally planned to use garlic & herb laughing cow, but I wanted to use up the cottage cheese and try something completely new. Should have gone with my gut and stuck with the laughing cow! (It never lets me down!). Next time I’ll do everything the same, except skip the cottage cheese and spread laughing cow on top. And I still think I prefer homogeneous omelets where all of the ingredients are whipped with the eggs and cooked together!
Coming Attractions: What I REALLY want to try is to make a frittata. I’ve never done it before and am really looking forward to it! 🙂 That will be coming up, so keep a look out!
Interesting side note: I’m constantly questioning my spelling since grammar and mechanics mistakes make me crazy. You know how if you look at a word for too long it starts to look funny and you no longer have any idea how to spell it? Well that happened for me with the word “omelet” … or “omelette” – apparently both are correct even though my Mac’s automatic spell check is telling me that the latter is incorrect. Good to know!
How do we like the new format with the thumbnail pictures for each step of the process? I think I like it! But what about you guys?!
Do you have a go-to quick meal? I’d love to hear about it!