In this Recipe Makeover, garden vegetables and cottage cheese add a delicious, lighter twist to the traditional country omelet.
Per serving: 138 calories, 6.9g fat and 2.1g sat fat.
Saves: 95 calories, 10.6g fat and 6.3g sat fat!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 x small omelets
Omelets in diners can be high-calorie and high-fat. Fresh Garden Omelet trims the calories and fat by reducing the amount of milk and eggs (generally 2 to 3 large eggs per traditional omelet), and by trading whole milk for low-fat cottage cheese. Reducing the amount of salt and adding fresh vegetables, this made-over omelet makes for a lighter breakfast.
Steam broccoli and carrots until crisp-tender. In a medium bowl, blend eggs, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in vegetables.
Melt butter in a 10-inch oven-proof skillet. Pour egg mixture into pan. Cook over medium heat, lifting edges to allow uncooked portions to flow to bottom.
When top is almost set and bottom is browned, place under broiler. Broil 5 inches away from heat source for 2 to 3 minutes. Top with tomato slices and Parmesan cheese; broil an additional 2 minutes. Serve.