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.
- 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
- Break eggs into small bowl. Add water and beat vigorously with whisk.
- 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.
- 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