Florentine-Swiss Omelet

In the past, eggs have gotten a bad rap, but when eaten in moderation they can be part of a healthy diet. According to the American Heart Association, eggs are a good source of protein and other nutrients. But because of the saturated fat, they may need to be avoided by people trying to reduce their LDL cholesterol.

This florentine-swiss omelet adds spinach for an added kick of nutrients and flavor. Try it for a decadent, yet easy start to your day.

Read the recipe below or download it here.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, or 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • About 1/2 cup shredded spinach, fresh or frozen (if frozen, defrost and squeeze out the water)
  • 1 thin slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Break eggs into small bowl. Add water and beat vigorously with whisk.
  2. Heat a nonstick 8-inch skillet on medium heat. Pour in eggs and watch them carefully. When egg begins to firm, lift with a spatula and let uncooked egg run underneath. Cook until there is no uncooked egg visible on top.
  3. Top with cheese and spinach. Fold over and turn off heat. There will be enough heat to warm the spinach and melt the cheese.

Nutrition facts: Serves 1. Per serving: About 190 calories, 20g protein, 9g fat, 370mg cholesterol, 1.5g carbohydrates, less than 1g fiber, 215mg sodium. If 2 egg whites are used, the omelet contains about 90 calories, 16g protein, 1g fat, 10mg cholesterol, 1.5g carbohydrates, less than 1g fiber, 180mg sodium


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