I love making a batch of these mini egg omelets – they are EASY to make, and I have breakfast ready for the next few days. I pop them in the microwave for one minute and they taste as good as when I first made them. This is perfect to make ahead for busy weekdays, and they are high in protein, so they fill you up. Enjoy two with a piece of fruit and you have a complete meal. Each omelet is loaded with broccoli and cheese, but you can use any combination of vegetables you like (spinach, mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc.) I usually like to combine egg whites with whole eggs, but if you rather use egg whites, that is fine too. Leftovers can be heated up and enjoyed throughout the week. Some of you may have tried these, they first appeared on Skinnytaste in 2009, but I made them again today and gave them a photo make-over.
Servings: 4 • Size: 2 omelets • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 167 • Fat: 8.5 g • Carb: 5 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Protein: 18 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 317 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 170 mg
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 4 whole large eggs
- 1 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar (Sargento)
- 1/4 cup good grated cheese like pecorino romano
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and fresh pepper
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350°. Steam broccoli with a little water for about 6-7 minutes. When broccoli is cooked, crumble into smaller pieces and add olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Spray a standard size non-stick cupcake tin with cooking spray and spoon broccoli mixture evenly into 9 tins. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, eggs, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into the greased tins over broccoli until a little more than 3/4 full. Top with grated cheddar and bake in the oven until cooked, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator to enjoy during the week.