Ham & Cream Cheese Egg Omelet with Sweet Onion

Protein Complete Breakfast Recipe for Low Cholesterol

Posted by Sharon

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If you are on a low cholesterol diet or just watching your cholesterol intake, this omelet is perfect for you. The egg substitute lowers the cholesterol in this recipe. If you prefer, whole eggs may be used in place of the egg substitute. The cream cheese gives this nutritious breakfast a creamier cheese taste along with a more nutritious way to start the day.

Make this recipe even easier with an omelet pan.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 C sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 C egg substitute
  • 1/2 C cooked lean ham, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 3 Tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese, cubed

Directions:

Pour the oil into a skillet placed over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the egg substitute. As the egg sets, use a spatula to lift the edges, allowing the uncooked egg to run under and cook. When the eggs are completely set, sprinkle the ham evenly over the top. Season the eggs with the salt, pepper, and paprika. Distribute the cream cheese cubes over the eggs. Fold the eggs over the filling. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the omelet cook for 2 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted. Makes 2 servings.

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 12 minutes
Total Time: approximately 22 minutes

Nutritional Information: (approximate values per serving)
Calories 215; Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 4g; Carbohydrates 7g; Protein 22g; Fiber 1g; Cholesterol 23mg; Sodium 905mg.

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