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cheese and greens omelet, 25 grams of protein. Healthy Seasonal Recipes @healthyseasonal #protein

Cheese and Greens Omelet

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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Healthy omelet with two eggs and one egg white. Filled with wilted greens and cheddar cheese. A proper protein packed breakfast.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups chopped greens, washed with water still clinging to the leaves
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg-white
  • pinch salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or save 40 calories with sharp light cheddar)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water


  1. Place greens in a small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cover and cook until the greens are wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer greens to a sieve or strainer, and drain off any excess moisture.
  2. Beat egg, egg-white, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Wipe out skillet with a clean towel and brush oil over the insides with a pastry brush and place over medium-high heat. When pan is just hot, add egg mixture and cook, lifting the edges of the cooked egg up and tilting the pan to allow uncooked egg to flow onto the surface of the pan.
  3. Once the egg is set up into one solid mass, about 1 minute, top with the greens, scallions and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Lift up one edge of egg and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons water between the egg and the pan. Immediately cover the pan to trap steam inside. Cook until the cheese is melted and all of the egg is cooked by the steam, 1 to 2 minutes. Fold omelet in half and tilt out of skillet onto plate to serve.


Omelet Tips:

Use eggs that are room temperature, add a small amount of water, milk, or cream to the egg mixture, and make sure to beat the eggs and liquid until fully combined and no more white or clear spots show.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 omelet
  • Calories: 296
  • Sodium: 557 mg
  • Fat: 19
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 25 grams
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