Low Calorie Omelette Recipes – 3 Filling Low Calorie Breakfasts

25 Aug

Guess what? It is possible to make a delicious and savory omelette for under 200 calories. Read on for 3 great variations that will help you stick to your healthy low calorie diet. Eggs are a fantastic weight loss super food and you should try to eat them every morning. If you’re tired of scrambled eggs, try a filling omelette!

Omelettes can be a breakfast in themselves, or add a piece of dry whole wheat toast, a 6oz glass of orange juice or cup of fruit for a well-rounded, low calorie breakfast idea!

Before we get on to the low calorie omelette ideas, here are some basic tips and tricks on how to reduce the calories in your omelettes to just under 200 calories.

  • Use egg whites, instead of yolks. One egg white has 17 calories and an entire egg, including yolk is about 70 calories. While most traditional omelettes call for three full eggs and cream or milk, make the following switch and save on calories so you can use that deficit to add yummy fillings!
Before

After

Alternative
3 whole eggs =

210 calories

3 egg whites =

51 calories

2 whites and 1whole egg =

104 calories

  • You don’t need to cook your omelet in butter to make it taste great. Instead, opt for an extra virgin olive oil non-stick spray. This will only add about 15 calories as opposed to 110 calories for 1 tbsp of EVOO. Or, use just one tsp of extra virgin olive oil for around 45 calories.
  • Don’t overcook! Omelettes taste better when they’re not rubbery. Watch Jamie Oliver’s video below to learn the perfect omelette technique (just ignore the ingredients that he uses as most are not low calorie!)
  • Low Calorie Ham and Cheddar Omelette

    Just like mom used to make! You’ll never guess that this rich and filling omelette comes in at just under 200 calories.

    Ingredients:

    • 3 egg whites OR 2 egg whites and one whole egg
    • 1/4 cup (1 oz) of fat-free cheddar cheese
    • 1 slice of lean ham lunch meat, ripped into pieces
    • 1/2 onion, diced

    Total calories =  180 calories when using egg whites or 233 calories, using 1 whole egg and two egg whites

    Directions:

    1. Heat pan to medium heat.
    2. Evenly and lightly coat pan in olive oil or non-stick spray.
    3. Sauté the diced onions, until slightly brown.
    4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs.
    5. Pour in eggs on top of onions and gently scramble.
    6. Once egg begins to solidify (takes about 30 seconds), let it rest.
    7. Turn heat down to low.
    8. Sprinkle on ham and cheddar cheese evenly over omelet.
    9. Let sit for 45 seconds.
    10. Fold omelet in half and plate.

    Low Calorie Greek Omelette

    I absolutely love Mediterranean food. It’s so healthy and I can’t get enough of the flavors and how they combine. This is one of my favorite omelettes that I make a few times a week.

    Ingredients:

    • 3 egg whites OR 2 egg whites and one whole egg
    • 1/4 cup (1 oz) of fat-free feta cheese
    • 2 artichoke hearts, diced (not the kind stored in oil!)
    • 1/2 onion, diced onion
    • 1/2 cup of washed and thoroughly drained spinach leaves

    Directions:

    1. Heat pan to medium heat.
    2. Evenly and lightly coat pan in olive oil or non-stick spray.
    3. Sauté the diced onions and artichoke hearts, until slightly brown.
    4. Add in spinach leaves and gently sauté.
    5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs.
    6. Pour in eggs on top of veggies and gently scramble.
    7. Once egg begins to solidify (takes about 30 seconds), let it rest.
    8. Turn heat down to low.
    9. Sprinkle on feta cheese evenly over omelet.
    10. Let sit for 45 seconds.
    11. Fold omelet in half and plate.

    Low Calorie Veggies & Cheese Omelette

    Ingredients:

    • 3 egg whites OR 2 egg whites and one whole egg
    • 1/4 cup (1 oz) of fat-free mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup of washed and sliced mushrooms
    • 1/2 onion, diced onion
    • 1/2 cup of washed and thoroughly drained spinach leaves
    • 1 tbsp diced green pepper

    Directions:

    1. Heat pan to medium heat.
    2. Evenly and lightly coat pan in olive oil or non-stick spray.
    3. Sauté the diced onions, pepper and mushrooms until almost cooked.
    4. Add in spinach leaves and gently sauté until everything is done.
    5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs.
    6. Pour in eggs on top of veggies and gently scramble.
    7. Once egg begins to solidify (takes about 30 seconds), let it rest.
    8. Turn heat down to low.
    9. Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese.
    10. Let sit for 45 seconds.
    11. Fold omelet in half and plate.

    More Low Calorie Breakfast Ideas:

    Low Calorie Breakfast Burritos

    Low Calorie Fruit & Yogurt Parfait Ideas

    5 Awesome Low Calorie Breakfast Ideas

    Healthy Low Calorie Cereals

    Print Recipe, E-mail, Share and Enjoy:
    • Print
    • email
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Digg
    • Add to favorites
    • StumbleUpon
    • SheToldMe

    More Low Calorie Ideas:

    One Response to “Low Calorie Omelette Recipes – 3 Filling Low Calorie Breakfasts”

    1. Klaumwell Labs 16. Jun, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Thanks for the low calorie omelets recipes. The cooking tips for creating a perfect omelets were very useful.

    Leave a Reply

    *