Spicy Spinach Omelet with Hash Browns

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Since changing our diet to eliminate as many preservatives, food colorings, and chemicals as possible, I have been cooking from scratch a lot more...A LOT!! But I realize that many people have never learned to cook from scratch. And I refuse to eat bland, tasteless food. So I am going to post some of my meals on here to share. Use what sounds good to you and forget the rest. Sometimes I eat weird things emoticon

Since its the weekend and I don't have any pressing things to do, I made an omelet. With hash browns. And still am on my plan. It CAN be done.

1. I sprayed my pan with non-stick spray, then added 1/4 tsp olive oil drizzled around the pan. Not much but adds a little crispyness to the potatoes. I used frozen, shredded potatoes because they cook up better and are easier to measure. I just make sure they are potatoes only. Spread out the potatoes in the pan and cover. When they are brown on the bottom, spray the top with non-stick spray and turn over. Cook again until brown.

2. Spray non-stick pan with cooking spray and add 1/4 tsp olive oil again. add onions and cook a few minutes, then add spinach. When spinach is mostly wilted, add eggs.

3.Cook until eggs are almost set. I used Aldi's Happy Farm jalapeno cheese wedge. It's similar to Laughing Cow brand and has 25 cal per wedge. Delicious! Take the cheese wedge, break it into small pieces, and put on eggs. Flip 1/2 omelet over the other. Serve when cheese has melted a little and eggs are done. I seasoned my eggs with a little white and red pepper and some sea salt.

Served with 1 cup skim milk.

By the numbers (including milk):

296 calories
31 carbs
10 grams fat
24 g protein

I tend to eat higher protein, lower carb meals but you can adjust by using 2 eggs and increasing potatoes if you wish. Hope you like this! I DID!! emoticon

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