DIABETIC FRIENDLY OMELETTE

Diabetic Friendly Omelette

Diabetic Friendly Omelette is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone.

An omelette is a great breakfast option for a diabetic. Most traditional breakfasts in our country tend to be high in carbohydrates, but an omelette prepared according to my specifications is just the opposite.

Using egg substitute as an omelette base makes a nice omelette texture that is low in fat and cholesterol.

Taking steps to prevent or control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation; it means eating a tasty, balanced diet that will also boost your energy and improve your mood. You don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland food. With these tips, you can still take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.

Losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Losing weight and eating healthier can also have a profound effect on your mood, energy, and sense of well being. Even if you’ve already developed diabetes, it’s not too late to make a positive change. By eating healthier, being more physically active, and losing weight, you can reduce your symptoms or even reverse diabetes. The bottom line is that you have more control over your health than you may think.

Diabetic Friendly Omelette

Ingredients:

3/4 cup egg substitute

1 ounce lean meat or cheese, such as:

  • Ham
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup chopped vegetable, such as:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Scallions
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Directions:

  1. Spray a skillet with fat-free cooking spray. Sauté meat and/or most vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add egg substitute. Either scramble or cook as an omelette, (if you opted to use cheese or tomatoes, add these when eggs are close to being done).

Note: Add 2 slices of whole-wheat toast spread with diet jelly, one serving of fruit, and coffee with 2 tablespoons of fat-free half-and-half for a perfectly well-rounded breakfast.

The nutritional facts for this full breakfast are 425 calories, 53 grams carbohydrate, 10% calories from fat.

Nutrients are added to make up for the ones lost from the yolk, including iron, zinc, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamins A, E, B6 and B12, and the equivalent amount of protein as whole eggs.

Some brands add vegetable oil, so check the label to make sure it’s low in fat.

You can find more health tips on managing your blood sugar level with Sugar Blocker.