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sandyland212

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 21:17
How do you make an egg white omelet taste good with no cheese, butter, or other bad stuff in it? Made my first tonight, it wasn't pretty, and I had to sprinkle some tabasco on it.

Anyone have a good idea?

mwessinger

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 21:27
What is your goal with an egg white omelet? Low calorie? Low fat? Low carb?

I use a light spray of non-stick cooking oil and skip the butter, and don't miss it. I will also use a low fat cheese slice that adds minimal calories and fat compared to real cheese. I also like to add chopped ham (deli lunch meat) most of the time too. Sometimes I will add onions, mushrooms, or spinach depending on what I have on hand.
littlequon

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Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 21:30
onions, mushrooms, lots of cracked pepper, spinach, tomato, chilli, parsley...
Spacey47

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 03:57
nothing wrong with egg yolks , cheese or butter
Diablo360x

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 04:32
Spacey47 wrote:
nothing wrong with egg yolks , cheese or butter


Seriously. This is 2013 not 1989.
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mummydee

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 07:00
No, there is nothing wrong with eggs cheese and butter, in moderation, Yes this is 2013 and many new studies done on debunking the cholestrol theories of the past. If you really want to be an ambassador of your health I'd suggest reading the information from a nutritional researcher Dr. Chris Masterjohn at his web site http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/

another one is the "The Great Cholestrol Myth" Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra
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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 08:46
The poor egg, it gets such a bad rap and the yolk contains a lot of good nutrients. If it's the yolk you are afraid of, just use 1 yolk to multiple whites. You didn't say if it's cholesterol that concerned with, if so, try upping your omega 3's through supplements or consuming more foods rich in this fat instead of ditching the egg yolk.

But if it's egg whites you are set on, try adding extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil which are good fats. Toss in some greens, onion, peppers and grate some fresh parmesan (don't need much) for some added flavor.
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suzygirl1017

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 09:17
I don't typically eat only egg whites, I usually have omelettes with at least one yolk and a splash of milk. I like to add any of the following things, but I almost always add onion with any. Onion gives it so much added flavor:

Ideas to mix and match: tomato, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peppers (red and yellow, but green is ok too), broccoli, asparagus, spinach, kale, a tiny bit of diced red potato (if you can have starches), artichoke, bits of ham, turkey...

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 11:24
eggs are one of natures best foods eat and enjoy whole as they were made
eKatherine

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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 13:01
You don't. After I found I was sensitive to egg whites and could no longer eat them, I began throwing them away. I couldn't even get the cats to eat them.
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Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 13:05
I agree with mummydee. Moderation. Stop trying to make yourself eat stuff you don't like. It's not sustainable long-term.
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Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 20:41
Since my family has a history of high cholesterol I have 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites with a splash of Almond milk. I then add any number of things depending on what sounds good. Cheese, greek yogurt, salsa, any type of veggies. Making me hungry just thinking about it.
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Posted: 03 May 2013, 13:02
have you tried salsa? it makes everything taste AWESOME!!
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Posted: 03 May 2013, 16:29
I use spray oil, 2 whole eggs(love the yellow color),2 slices of
Ham, cherry tomatoes and Spring onion and sprinkled with pepper.
i have it most mornings and under 200 cals..
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Posted: 05 May 2013, 23:17
Salsa is good on an egg white omelet. Also try making it with green pepper, mushrooms, and green onion.
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Posted: 09 May 2013, 06:24
I had trouble with omelettes at first, too, because they were too bland but I've been eating them a lot the last few months. My favorite non-cheese filling (and I love cheese so this has been an epiphany) is thinly sliced shallot or onion, sauteed a bit in Pam before adding the beaten egg, and then filling the omelette with thinly sliced mushrooms and about 4 tbl of chopped cilantro. When I flip over half the omelette I put a lid on my pan so that it can cook gently through and not overcook. Tastes like a lot more calories than it is. I always use 1 egg and 2 egg whites and it makes a nice, big omelette!
SkinnyCity

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 11:40
Lfreas wrote:
have you tried salsa? it makes everything taste AWESOME!!


That's what I was going to say...SALSA BABY! I often make my egg white omelets with mushrooms, spinach, red pepper, green onions and then I poor a ton of salsa on it. I'm also a big fan of adding avocado in an egg white omelet. Gives it a lush buttery taste and keeps you nice and full.

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yankgal46

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 11:47
I eat tons of eggs.I have lost weight and my cholesterol is way down.It's a personal view on eggs. I believe they are very healthy and loaded with vitamins and minerals.Moderation!!!
eKatherine

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 12:48
yankgal46 wrote:
I eat tons of eggs.I have lost weight and my cholesterol is way down.It's a personal view on eggs. I believe they are very healthy and loaded with vitamins and minerals.Moderation!!!


You may feel this is just your personal view. But actually it's strongly supported by nutritional research.
NJBF

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 15:15
[quote=sandyland212]How do you make an egg white omelet taste good with no cheese, butter, or other bad stuff in it? Made my first tonight, it wasn't pretty, and I had to sprinkle some tabasco on it.

Anyone have a good idea?

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I use Fat Free Sharp Cheddar Cheese slices by Borden, they taste good and melt well. Also Cabot has low fat cheddar cheese, 75% less fat and only 60 cal. per ounce. If you can't eat dairy, then this won't help. I also sauté (in a very small amount of olive oil-good for you) some onions, sometimes some very lean ham or turkey bacon and use the olive oil coating from the onions to coat the pan so the omelet won't stick. you can use some picante or salsa with your omelet for very few calories and no fat. Hope this helps.



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