Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Egg-Head Dad's Omelet

As a single father, I continue to test different foods and different ways to prepare foods for the kids. Recently, I tried my version of an egg white omelet and, fortunately, all three of my kids really liked it. They've continued to regularly ask me to make it for breakfast. It’s a meal that’s chocked with protein to help The Beautiful Daughters and The Favorite Son feel fuller longer, contains very few carbohydrates, and a reasonable amount of fat. Better yet, it’s crazy-easy to make.

Here we go, single dads:

Egg-Head Dad’s Omelet

16 ounces of egg whites (or 8 eggs, if you prefer)
2 pinches of pepper
4-6 dashes of hot sauce
2 tablespoons of ranch or bleu cheese dressing (low fat or no fat preferred)
1 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Pre-heat a small (8”) pan on cooktop. Coat pan with cooking spray or  1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Combine eggs, pepper, hot sauce, ranch dressing, and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Whisk with a fork until mixed. Pour half of the mixture into pan and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Cook about 4 minutes or until eggs “fluff.” Then, using a soft spatula, fold in half on the pan and cook for 2 minutes on one side, flip omelet, and then cook for two more minutes or until eggs are no longer “runny.” Repeat with the rest of the eggs and cheddar cheese. Makes two BIG omelets: one for dad and one shared by the kidlings.

Serve with sliced grapefruit, apple, pineapple, orange , or with a Zesty Citrus Immune Booster Smoothie. For more ideas for healthy meals, check out The Single Father's Guide to Life, Cooking, and Baseball, now available in ebook!

Bon appetite!

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