Friday, February 1, 2013

The Breakfast of a Loser

Last week I did a lot of research into counting calories. One of the realizations I came to was that I was going to have to change some of the things that I was eating. Especially if I wanted to find a way to leave some wiggle room in the diet for treats - like maybe a coffee from my favorite coffee shop.

One of the biggest changes I made was to my breakfast and I've been tweaking it ever since. What I came up with is less than 150 cal and leaves me full enough to make it to lunch most days! Since I'm such a nice person, I thought I'd share it with you.

Spinach, ham, tomato & feta omelet.

1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 tsp minced garlic
3-4 grape tomatoes - quartered
1 thin slice of ham (I use Country Naturals - 25 cal a slice)
1 oz of fresh baby spinach - chopped
15 g of light feta
  1. Pre-heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat. Beat together egg and egg whites till well mixed and pour into pan.
  2. Add garlic, spinach, ham and tomatoes to one side of the omelet. Feel free to add any seasoning you might want (I tend to add a LOT of cracked pepper) Cover and wait until the egg is mostly cooked.
  3. Sprinkle feta on top of the spinach side and carefully fold the omelet in half. Remove from heat and cover for ~ 2 minutes to allow the egg to finish cooking.
  4. Eat and enjoy.

This omelet reheats well so I normally take it to work and eat it there after reheating it on high for about 1min 20sec. Since I like to have at least a little something in my stomach shortly after waking up, I generally have a slice of toast (lightly buttered) that pops my entire breakfast up another 95 calories. Leaving my caloric total at about 240 cal for breakfast.

For those that have a wholewheat wrap on hand, you can try turning this into a scramble, adding the feta after cooking and turn it into a healthy, delicious breakfast wrap instead! Much easier to eat for those on the go! Although since I don't eat wheat and rarely buy GF tortilla's I have no idea the calories on one of them.

I'd also like to add that on those days when I tend to be a little hungrier a mid-morning snack of a 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt comes into play for 320 calories total prior to lunch. Not too bad I think.


  1. Sounds tasty!

    The GF tortillas here in the UK are like 240 cals/wrap and taste like cardboard. Which is sad because I used to live on wraps before I cut out the gluten.

    1. Have you tried making your own tortilla's instead?