Omelettes 101


The single biggest factor in successfully managing diabetes are the foods you eat. Eggs and therefore omelettes are diabetes friendly. Why?

  • eggs are very versatile, as you will see in this post.
  • eggs are nutritional powerhouses.
  • eggs are low carb, paleo and diabetes friendly

 

Open your mind, expand your foods and your food preparations.  It has worked for me, I’ve been eating a ‘low carb paleo‘ style meal plan for almost 8 years.

omelettes are diabtes friendly

 

I cook the vast majority of my foods myself. Eggs and Omelettes are incredibly versatile… omelettes can make a great ‘burrito’, as I show in this post, “Primal Egg Burrito

 

Ingredients:

(3) Eggs

Fats – Enough fat. real fat to coat and cover the bottom of the skillet.  I usually use coconut oil, butter or rendered animal fats.

1 heaping tablespoon of sour cream or two tablespoons of heavy cream (optional).  This is optional but the cream does make the eggs fluffed.

Other ingredients:  Mix and match to your heart’s and taste bud’s desires. :)   Any meat, cheeses and low carb vegetables are all great choices.

Note: THE single most important variable in creating a most awesome omelette… is making sure you add enough fat.  If you are a newbie or just never get it right… add more fat than you think you should.

 

Easy Omelette Video

I actually made a video of how to make omelettes… check it out. :)

 

Cooking Steps

Step One –  You need to add fats, real fats to the skillet.

Depending on the contents of your omelette you can ‘make your own’ fats by cooking a very fatty meat… like BACON! :)    Today I cooked 4 pieces of bacon in the skillet and the residual fat was ‘just right’ for making the omelette.

omelettes are diabtes friendly

 

Step Two –  Add a heaping tablespoon of sour cream to (3) eggs and beat while the bacon is frying.  The sour cream may not blend completely, that’s ok.

Once the bacon is done remove and using a spatula, scrape along the bottom of the skillet to make sure there is no bacon stuck to the skillet.  This could cause your omelette to stick.

I cook the bacon and the omelette on medium heat.

Step Three –   Add the eggs, making sure to rotate the skillet so the egg covers the bottom of the skillet.

I cover it while it cooks and prepare my omelette contents. I cut up the bacon and other items.

Inspect the omelette and make sure the eggs are cooking evenly, if not rotate around to make sure to spread them out.

Step Four –  Add the contents to a little over  1/3 of the omelette. Trust me, if you cover 1/2 of the omelette, it makes it more difficult to fold… and tears more easily.

Step Five – Poke around the edges of the skillet to loosen the omelette from the skillet once the eggs are no longer runny.

Then slide the spatula under the skillet on the side without the contents.  When it’s ‘free’, flip it over.

Lastly, slide the spatula under the omelette and gently tilt the skillet as you slide the omelette out of the skillet and on your plate.

I added more sour cream to the inside of the omelette after cooking… so good! :)

omelettes are diabtes friendly

 

Step 5 –  Add your toppings (if any) and DIG IN!   I added these dandelion leaves and blossoms as an edible garnish. :)

 

omelettes are diabtes friendly

 

Conclusion

Omelettes can be a ‘vehicle’ for many meats and vegetables.  I urge you again to open your mind to new foods and new food preparations.

Watch the video I posted above and you can actually see me making one … it’s sooo easy! :)

I urge you to read the links below if you are having difficulty following a low carb paleo style meal plan.

My Diabetes Food and Meal Plan Page

Peace, love and normal blood sugars to you and yours!

 

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