garden-omelet-sl-257615-lI don’t know about you, but some mornings I wake up and I am STARVING, and other mornings a large cup of coffee and fruit does me fine.  This omelet  is what I eat in the morning when I am ravenous. The recipe was given to me by a dear French friend who is diabetic and has seen tremendous changes in her blood sugar by eating these omelets, including weight loss.  I haven’t yet perfected it (guys, jump in and help me) but it tastes good and FILLS YOU UP.  Plus it is low in fat, and full of good things.  For those of you that have overweight partners, they’ll love it.  Just don’t tell them how healthy it is.

Don’t Tell Them It’s Healthy Omelet

1.  Spray a small frying pan with olive oil and heat.

2.  Add ½ (60 calories) to 1 cup (120) of egg whites like Reddi-Eggs.

3.  Add 1 spoonful of flax seed and 2 spoonfuls of oat bran.  Mix well in to the egg whites

4.  When omelet is done, season with salt and pepper and add a lot of toppings otherwise it is very dry and cake-like.  I use no-fat cottage cheese, 3 slices of avocado, and lots of salsa.

5.  Drink lots of water due to the flax and bran.

So try it out, and give me more suggestions on other low-fat toppings.  Now that I think of it, replacing regular salsa with mango salsa should be delicious.  Well, I guess I’ll write that up next week along a wonderful way to preserve and cook salmon.

close-up-layout-722Using this recipe along with a lunch salad with vinaigrette made fresh out of  SaladSuccess shaker will help you eat better and feel great.  Remember SaladSuccess is just $9.95 and gives you perfect vinaigrette and salad dressings every day with no fuss.

close-up-layout-721I have a weight problem (I love great food) and my husband has a heart problem since his normal cholesterol level is high.  One of the caveats of this site is to produce recipes for SaladSuccess TM that are healthy for you and your family.  If you make great salads, you can cut down on the meat portion that you serve to your family.  Having a fun salad topped with 6 shrimp or salmon is healthier and more economical than making Shrimp Scampi for the family.  To paraphrase:  Salad:  It’s not that dull iceberg, glob of dressing  and a wedge of pink tomato anymore.

All my cream recipes are “low-cal” since I use buttermilk and low fat yogurt, lite mayo or lite sour cream. If you want them creamier, you will have to use cream, or the regular sour cream and mayo.  Yogurt is better for you to use than sour cream.  If you have an organic section in your food store, try Nancy’s Low Fat Yogurt.  It is excellent.

Try my Moroccan dressing: it is fabulous and exotic.  Since salad can get boring, you need to add fruits, legumes and nuts.  With heart concerns, make sure you add chickpeas, kasha (buckwheat groats), couscous, white beans.  I love adding mangos – I get them at Costco, let them ripen and the salad is fabulous with walnuts and perhaps goat or feta cheese.  You can’t mess up a salad.

We also found a trick for heart and weight problems.  It’s hummus, a garbanzo bean dip, sandwich spread.  We put it on whole wheat bread (make sure that there is no corn syrup of fructose syrup in the bread), a dab of French mustard, tomatoes, avocados, olives, pickles whatever – EXTREMELY FILLING.  Warren would have 2 for lunch, be stuffed and lose weight.  Beware though – he’s 6’6 and can down a lot more calories than I.

NADINE’S HUMMUS SPREAD

1. Drain 4 cans (low sodium) of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

2. With the metal blade in the food processor, put in the drained chick peas, process and slowly add water until mixture becomes a think smooth paste. It’s about ½ to 1 can of water. This takes about a minute

3. Add 2 stems of scallions (green onions) and a level tsp. of cumin.

4. Add salt to taste (unless you are on a salt free diet).

5. Process until there are no signs of the onions.

6. Put in a container and refrigerate.

close-up-layout-723Using this recipe along with a lunch salad with vinaigrette made fresh out of  SaladSuccess shaker will help you eat better and feel great.  Remember SaladSuccess is just $9.95 and gives you perfect vinaigrette and salad dressings every day with no fuss.

Enjoy.  Comments always appreciated.