This has been my breakfast every morning lately. It is super easy and super delicious. PLUS it is healthy and so good for you! When I shared the peanut butter chocolate shake recipe with you, I talked briefly about the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle of nutrition. The basic premise of THM is separating fats and carbs, which are both ‘fuels’ for our bodies. THM meals focus on either fats or carbs, which your body can burn through quickly and then begin burning fat cells. But when a meal is high in both fats and carbs, your body can’t burn through all of it and has to store some of that fuel – this means adding fat cells instead of using them.
This meal focuses on healthy fats and is very low in carbs. Just think… you could eat an omelette like this for breakfast every day to help your body get rid of fat! It sounds counter-intuitive, but it really works.
Okay, enough of the nutrition facts. Let’s get down to cooking this tasty meal. You will need:
2-3 eggs (depending on how hungry you are!)
2-3 slices of bacon (pork or turkey)
Handful of fresh spinach
1 wedge of Laughing Cow swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese)
Dash of half & half
Salt and pepper
Crack the eggs into a small bowl.
Add a dash of cream and salt and pepper to taste. Beat well.
Chop the fresh spinach into small bite-size pieces.
Add the spinach to the egg mixture and stir.
Cook bacon in a non-stick skillet until crispy. Remove bacon from pan when cooked and chop or crumble into small pieces.
I like to use turkey bacon for my omelettes and have found that cooking the bacon in just a little pat of butter really brings out the flavor.
Pour the egg and spinach mixture into the skillet and cook over medium heat. If you are using the same skillet you cooked your bacon in, you shouldn’t need to grease the pan. If you aren’t, melt a bit of butter in the pan before adding the egg mixture.
As the omelette is cooking, add the bacon crumbles. Cut the wedge of cheese into small pieces and sprinkle over the top. Cook until the egg is just firm and the cheese begins to melt.
Fold omelette in half and dig in! I love the flavors of the bacon, spinach, and swiss cheese combined. It is so satisfying and filling. What a healthy way to start your day!