Fresh Spinach, Sweet Tomato Omelet with Rosemary
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Serves 4; Serving size: 1/2 omelet
2 cups egg substitute
3 Tbsp fat-free milk
2 cups (2 oz) loosely packed baby spinach
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 cup (2 oz) reduced-fat feta cheese
- Combine egg substitute and milk in a medium bowl and whisk until well blended.
- Place the spinach and basil in another medium bowl; set aside.
- Heat canola oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium high heat hot. Add tomatoes and rosemary, and cook 2 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Add to bowl with spinach and basil, toss, and cover to allow the spinach to wilt slightly and flavors to blend while preparing omelets.
- Reduce the heat to medium. Wipe skillet clean with a damp paper towel. Coat skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat until hot. Pour half of egg mixture into skillet. Cook 5 minutes; as eggs begin to set, gently lift edge of omelet with a spatula and tilt skillet so uncooked portion flows underneath.
- When egg mixture is set, spoon half of tomato mixture over half of omelet. Top with half of the feta cheese. Loosen omelet with a spatula and fold in half. Slide omelet onto serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Flavorful tip For variety, place each omelet half in a warmed whole-wheat tortilla and with 1-2 Tbsp of picante sauce for unique, garden-fresh breakfast burritos!
2 Lean Meat
Calories: 135 g
Calories from Fat:
Total Fat: 55 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 445 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 16 g
Not all recipes presented here are necessarily appropriate for all people with diabetes, nor will all recipes fit into every meal plan. No two meal plans are alike. Work with your health care provider, diabetes educator or dietitian to design a meal plan that's right for you, and includes the foods you love. A key message for people with diabetes is "Carbs Count." Foods high in carbs (carbohydrates) -- bread, tortillas, rice, crackers, cereal, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, potatoes, corn, peas, sweets -- raise your blood glucose levels the most.
For many people, having 3 or 4 servings of a carb choice at each meal and 1 or 2 servings at snacks is about right. Keep an eye on your total number of servings. For example, if you choose to have dessert, cut back on potatoes.
Round out your meals with a serving of:
- Meat (such as fish or chicken) or meat substitute (such as beans, eggs, cheese, and tofu) about the size of a deck of cards and
- Non-starchy vegetables (such as broccoli or lettuce). If you have three (3) or more servings of non-starchy vegetables, count them as a carbohydrate choice. Three (3) servings is equal to 1 1/2 cups of cooked vegetables, or three (3) cups of raw vegetables.
Check your blood glucose to see how your food choices or these recipes affect your blood glucose. If your meal plan isn't working for you, talk to your dietitian about making a new one.
Along with exercise and medications (insulin or oral diabetes pills), nutrition is important for good diabetes management. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts, you can keep your blood glucose level as close to normal (non-diabetes level) as possible.
The recipes on this page are only a part of what is offered in recipe books from the American Diabetes Association. Many also include information on meal planning, portion control, food buying and seasoning, as well as general cooking hints and tips for people with diabetes.
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