The long working hours and hectic schedules leave us little time and energy to exercise and indulge in other physical activities like sports and dancing. The result we see is - rise in obesity, even in children. We are therefore focussing on high-protein diets these days to reenergise the body to take on the day with ample energy. There are many meals, which are touted as high-protein meals and omelette is one of the most common dishes that are cooked at home for breakfast. Omelette is easy-to-cook, takes little time to prepare and is also delicious. But is it weight loss-friendly? Probably not. With fat-rich egg yolks and overflowing butter on the pan, this dish may be passed by those watching their weight.
However, there is a way in which fitness buffs can also enjoy a yummy omelette and kick-start their day without worrying about excess calories. Add oats flour and bring in a whole lot of proteins, fibre, antioxidants and other nutrients to the meal. Oats can make your breakfast omelette much more filling and may even help you stay full until lunch time, eliminating the need for you to snack in between. Oats will also supply your body with enough energy to power through hectic work mornings.
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Oats Nutrition and Values
A 100 gm of oatmeal contains just 68 calories and 2.4 grams of protein. It also contains 12 grams of good quality carbohydrates, as well as good amounts of Vitamins A and B-6 (values as per data by United States Department of Agriculture). It is also rich in calcium, iron and magnesium, which are all important for healthy body.
Egg Nutrition And Values
Eggs are one of the cheapest and best sources of lean protein. A boiled chicken egg contains 155 calories, as well as 13 grams of protein and 11 grams of good fats from the yolk (all values as per data by United States Department of Agriculture). It also contains Vitamins A, D and B-6, as well as calcium and magnesium.
Oats And Eggs Omelette Recipe -
Half cup oats
Half cup milk
2 onions, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 capsicum, chopped
5-6 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, chopped
A pinch of black pepper powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon oregano powder
Salt to taste
Half tablespoon butter
Half tablespoon olive oil
Method to Prepare Oats Omelette at Home -
Step 1 - Grind oats in a blender till a powder is attained.
Step 2 - Combine oats flour, salt, turmeric, oregano, and pepper in a large bowl.
Step 3 - Add milk and mix to make a smooth batter.
Step 4 - Add eggs and whisk the whole mixture thoroughly. In this step, you can eliminate egg yolks fully or partially.
Step 5 - Combine olive oil and butter and heat in a large pan. You can skip butter if you want to.
Step 6 - Saute all the vegetables for 3-5 minutes. Pour the eggs and oats batter and mix properly.
Step 7 - Cook it on both the sides.
Step 8 - Divide the thick omelette spread into equal pieces and serve with tomato sauce or mint chutney.
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This new version of omelette with added oats is a great meal to start the day with proper nourishment. High in soluble fibres, oats help keep cholesterol levels in check. That's why it's a great food for keeping heart healthy. With its low calorie content and high protein level, this omelette with oats is more fulfilling and keeps the body full till lunch time.
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