Featured recipe: Florentine-Swiss omelet
- 2 large eggs, or 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon water
- About 1/2 cup shredded spinach, fresh or frozen (defrost and squeeze out the water)
- 1 thin slice reduced-fat Swiss cheese
Break eggs into small bowl. Add water and beat vigorously with whisk. Heat a nonstick 8-inch skillet on medium heat. Pour in eggs. Watch carefully. When egg begins to firm, lift with a spatula and let uncooked egg run underneath. Cook until there is no uncooked egg visible on top. Top with cheese and spinach. Fold over and turn off heat. There will be enough heat to warm the spinach and melt the cheese.
The omelet contains about 190 calories, 20 g protein, 9 g fat (42% calories from fat), 370 mg cholesterol, 1.5 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g fiber, and 215 mg sodium.
If 2 egg whites are used, the omelet contains about 90 calories, 16 g protein, 1 g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 1.5 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g fiber, and 180 m g sodium.
Online Medical Reviewer: Poulson, Brittany, RD, CDE Online Medical Reviewer: Wilkins, Joanna, RD, CD Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2016 © 2000-2017 The StayWell Company, LLC. 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions.
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