Your best Low Carb/High Protein Omelette Recipe
on 3/26/11 8:48 am
Any three-egg cheese omelet of vegetables sauteed in butter would do the trick!
Usually I go for poached eggs smothered in hollandaise, with lox and spinach or asparagus. BUT ... when I go the omelette route, I have the following:
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 chopped onions
1/2 C chopped red peppers
1 C chopped fresh spinach
4 whole large eggs
1/4 C water
pinch each salt and cayenne
1/2 C shredded cheddar
In a medium non-stick frying pan, melt butter; add mushrooms, onions, peppers, and spinach. Saute until the fluid from the mushrooms has evaporated, and onions re translucent.
In a small bowl, lightly whisk eggs, water, salt, and cayenne. Pour over hot vegetables in pan, and cover. Reduce heat and continue cooking until eggs are lightly set. Add cheddar, replace cover, and turn off heat. Let sit on stove for 3-4 minutes.
Remove lid, and gently roll/flip omelette onto dish.
40 grams protein
39 grams fat
13 grams carbohydrates
whi*****ludes 4 grams fiber, so
NET carabs are 9 grams
In reality, I substitute cream for the water -- but it increases the calories substantially, which tends to look bad -- Alas, I don't seem to have a problem with high-fat eating, so it works for me.
Your mileage may vary -- Good luck!
1/2 cup eggbeaters Southwestern Style
2 oz Turkey breast
2 oz your favorite cheese
Sautee onion and Bell pepper with the turkey
Pour in the eggs fold it and enjoy
I usually will have a little sliced tomato and half a Thins toasted. That adds about 70 more calories and 3 more grams of protein
220 Calories 28 Grams of Protein
on 3/27/11 3:23 am
That's about what I eat for breakfast -- Not in one gulp, mind you, but over about half an hour.
It's pretty typical for me to have a 3-4 egg breakfast. Look at it this way, if we're consuming 1500-1800 calories a day post-op (which is typical for me), then if you divide that by three meals, you've got 500-600 calories per meal.
How does that sound?
on 3/27/11 9:40 am
It might give you a better perspective if you check in on the threads showing what post-ops really do eat. You're welcome to join my group (link below) and see what the low-carbohydrate eaters are noshing on. There are threads like this in almost every message board, and they can be pretty useful in terms of getting a chance to look at how post-ops really live.
For what it's worth, when sitting with post-ops at meals, I have found that people pretty much eat the same meal no matter which surgery they've had, and the CARb Accountability Roundup threads on the Atkins boards really reflect this.
Right outta the chute, of course, you'll have mostly little bits of liquid protein, but you'll gradually move up to more substantial meals.
PS: That's so cool they're going to name something on the menu after you!
deli roast beef, chopped up
1 slice provolone cheese
topped with greek yogurt with a few shakes of onion salt in it
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