For nights when defrosting meat seems like it would take too long and you really feel kind of lazy (but can’t justify breaking your diet with a takeaway).
I offer you my humble simple omelette dinner bursting with vegetables and taste. Bonus is you can add favoured vegetables for individuals. No oil needed as I’ll reveal my secret… A flat non stick sandwich press. True!
While you cut the vegetables let the press heat up.
Dice veggies and quantities of your choice from the following:
Shallots (if using onion fry by itself on the pan for a while until starting to cook)
Tomato (I prefer not to cook mine)
Low fat lunch meat eg ham, chicken or bacon (omit for vegetarians or to reduce calories)
2 eggs per person
Low fat milk (approximately 1/4 cup per person)
Grated low fat cheese (use sparingly as cheese is a higher calorie food)
If you like spray a sparing quantity of canola spray onto the now heated press. Add onion and capsicum (chilli if using). Top with zucchini then meat (if using). Now bring the lid down and wait around 3-5 minutes. All of the vegetables are able to be eaten raw so just cook until it is to your preference of “doneness”.
Meanwhile… Mix your eggs with the milk. You can omit the milk. For super healthiness omit one or both yolks (but it won’t taste as yummy). Add pepper if desired. If using vegetables only is suggest adding something salty to the egg mix: actual salt or a dash of soy sauce. If using processed meat omit the salt or it will be way too salty.
Now pour your egg and milk mix over the middle part of the grill slowly. My grill has a small lip which minimises any leaking. I then push the edges into the middle using a non stick egg lifter so they’re clear of the edge of the press. Let it sit momentarily to start setting. Once you can see it is firming up pull the lid down. If your non stick isn’t very non stick lightly spray with cooking spray (I don’t though).
Wait around a minute. Open to reveal your omelette. Now sprinkle with cheese (if using) and diced tomatoes (they warm up surprisingly well like this). Now carefully fold your omelette over and plate up your delicious quick dinner.
Be smart… For the last omelette grab 2 paper towels, run under water until damp. Place flat in still warm press to help clean it up for you.
I have also put spinach leaves on the omelette prior to folding for a burst of iron. Smoked salmon pieces are delicious too but beware that increases the calories.