In all honesty, I’ve always been pretty huge into food preparation. I love to cook anything and everything, and baking is pretty much like therapy for me. Any time that I have some tough stuff going on in my life, my kitchen begins to look like a bakery. Cakes, muffins and scones line the counter; sometimes they’re even joined by fresh loaves of bread, but I digress.
Eating food that I’ve prepared myself allows me to have more control over what I’m eating, as well as making it easier to keep track of all of the nutrients and calories that I’m consuming. With all of the fast food and not so healthy choices around me, I like to put in a bit of an effort to make better food choices. So, this morning, I came up with a little recipe for a good, healthy breakfast that I’d like to share with all of you. It’s rather easy to prepare and I’ll try my best to figure out all of the nutritional information so that I can pass that on to you as well. Without further ado, let’s get to the food!
Tali’s Balsamic Tomato Egg White Omelette
What you’ll need:
2 Egg Whites
½-1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
Olive Oil Pam
A Splash Balsamic Vinegar
You’re going to want to start with about ½-1 cup of cherry tomatoes, depending on how many you want in there. Cut them up into quarters on a small chopping board.
Once your tomatoes are all chopped up, grab a small frying pan and spray it with some olive oil Pam. I love the taste of olive oil and balsamic vinegar together, it’s very rustic and flavorful Allow the frying pan to heat up a bit on a simmer setting on your stove top. Once it is warm, throw the tomatoes in there and splash them with some balsamic vinegar.
Cover your frying pan and let the tomatoes simmer for a couple of minutes, until they are soft and their skin begins to peel off. Once this happens, pour the tomatoes and the balsamic reduction (the thickened tomato-vinegar goop that has formed in your frying pan) into a small bowl and clean up your frying pan. Give it another spray of your olive oil Pam and set it back on your stove top. Again, allow your pan to heat up a bit and then throw two egg whites in there. Let the egg whites fry until the bottom is completely white. Once this happens, throw your tomatoes on top, trying not to get the balsamic reduction in your omelette (or else your omelette will be strangely liquid-y. This is not what you want.)
Fry the eggs like you would a regular omelette, folding it in half once it’s been on the stove for a little while.
Isn’t it pretty? At this point, you can prepare whatever sides you’d like to eat with your omelette. I like to toast some (homemade) whole grain bread and pair this up with a serving of fresh fruit, such as blueberries. Hopefully you didn’t throw out the balsamic reduction that we didn’t want in our omelette, I love to drizzle this on top of my toast to give it some more flavor. Green tea is a good choice for a morning drink, as it’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied.
I really hope that you like this type of post, as I’d like to make more of them (maybe one for every meal of the day?) Food is a huge passion of mine, and it’s so much fun to play around with! Let me know what you guys think