Over and over and over again you guys kept suggesting feta with eggs and I just didn’t see it. If you’ve been reading for awhile you know I absolutely hate cheese on eggs. I’m not sure why. I love eggs. I LOVE cheese but put them together and…. ick, at least in my opinion.
I decided to face my fears this morning and take your suggestion. Worst case scenario…. I don’t like it. It wouldn’t be the first time I cooked something that just didn’t work out.
Well… I know I say this a lot but… I’m SO GLAD I DID! Holy moly I was blown away. The salty bite from the creamy feta in this omelet was so awesome. I love the combo of spinach and bacon bits (note my two previous recipes.. Spinach and Bacon Egg Wraps and Mini Spinach Egg Muffins)
but the feta simply put it over the top!
Here’s how I made it..
- A nice handful of baby spinach leaves chopped
- 2 cherry tomatoes diced
- 1 tbsp real bacon bits (7g)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 oz of crumbled feta (14g) <– I went lite becuause I was nervous but I thought this was the perfect amount
- Non-stick spray
- Kohser Salt & Ground Pepper
Here’s my little omelet making station on my messy counter.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high and spray with non-stick spray. Add the spinach, tomatoes and bacon bits with a pinch of salt.
Cook until the spinach wilts, about a minute or two.
Remove the spinach filling from the pan and set aside.
Whisk the 2 eggs together with a pinch of salt and some black pepper.
Lower the heat to medium and re-spray the skillet.
Add the whisked eggs to the skillet and swirl around to cover the whole pan.
Add the spinach filling to one side of the cooking egg and top with the feta.
In about a minute you’ll notice the top of the egg just starting to get firm. At this point run a large plastic flipper under the egg and fold over the best you can. It doesn’t have to perfect you’re only gonna eat it anyway. ;)
Once it’s folded over cook for about 30 more seconds, flip and cook for another 30-1 minute depending on how done you like your egg. I leave mine on a little longer, I’d rather it browning then runny in the middle.
Turn off the heat and serve with a side of ketchup… that is.. IF you like ketchup and eggs. :)
I love that this is a nice 5 point breakfast. If I was still in losing mode I would replace one of the eggs to make it 4 points. And if my daily points were REALLY low I’d go 4 egg whites to make it 3 points. (I calculated all three scenarios and there are about 225, 185, 150 calories and 15, 10, 5g of fat respectively, rounded of course.) Everything else pretty much remains the same.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|229||14g||2g||old: 5||new: 3|
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