Mushroom-Carrot Omelet

This version of a French omelet tastes just like the classic, but with less fat, fewer calories and almost no cholesterol. Serve it with banana and honey bran muffins for an easy brunch.

Times: Prep: 9 min.; Cooking: 8 min.
Per serving:
Calories: 66
Fat: 0.4 g. (5% of calories)
Fiber: 0.8 g.
Cholesterol: 1 mg.
Sodium: 229 mg.
Makes: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup coarsely shredded carrots
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat (1%) cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat-free egg substitute
  • 1/4 tsp dried marjoram
  • pinch of black pepper

In a small saucepan, combine the mushrooms, carrots and 2 tablespoons of the water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer about 3 minutes or until the carrots are just tender; drain. Stir in the cottage cheese. Set aside.

Spray an unheated 10″ skillet with slanted sides with no-stick spray. Heat the skillet over medium heat.

In a small bowl, beat together the egg substitute, the remaining tablespoon of water, marjoram and pepper. Pour into the skillet. Using a spatula, lift the edges to allow the uncooked egg mixture to flow underneath. Continue cooking until the egg mixture is set but still glossy and moist on top.

Spoon the vegetable-cheese mixture across the center of the omelet. Fold the sides of the omelet over the mixture. Transfer the omelet to a serving plate.

What you have in your mind?