If you’re looking for a simple and easy to make breakfast that also happens to be guilt-free, look no further! This High Protein Cottage Cheese Omelette is a filling and low-calorie meal for weight loss and calorie counting diets.
If you are still sceptical about adding cottage cheese to an omelette, don’t be! This soft low-calorie cheese smothered between layers of a warm omelette sure surprised me! This protein-packed cottage cheese omelette is
- easy to make and takes no time.
- packed with rich nutrients from eggs and spinach.
- low-calorie and high protein making it the right choice for weight loss diets. we get the protein from both eggs and cottage cheese.
- contains less fat as I made it using a cooking spray.
- perfect for a light dinner and as a low-carb meal option.
Eggs for Weight Loss
Simple funda to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you spend. Eggs are an excellent source of protein with low calories with each egg roughly providing 72 calories in which 6.5 grams of protein exist.
Eggs are very filling with plenty of nutrients and low calories.
Eggs contain all the essential amino acids and are in the right ratios. This means your body can easily use the protein in eggs for maintenance and metabolism.
Also, eggs are very versatile foods and can be used in several recipes.
Not to mention they are very cheap and easily available.
My favourite and quick way of adding eggs to my weight loss diet lately is to make a high protein cottage cheese omelette with spinach and mushrooms.
Why did I add Cottage Cheese?
Cottage cheese is an excellent low-calorie high protein cheese that is immensely helpful for weight loss. I use it in pancakes, cakes, omelettes, frittata, salad and in any recipe that calls for cream.
Cottage cheese is a good option offering 21 grams to 32 grams per cup! And also I pick up low-fat cottage cheese personally to make it even more suitable for my weight loss goals.
Cottage cheese omelette as weird as it may sound is very delicious and you sure have to try it once to agree with me 🙂
If you are looking for more cottage cheese recipes for weight loss, make sure to bookmark this page as I’m going to add lots of cottage cheese desserts, breakfast recipes.
🥘Ingredients and Substitutes
Eggs – either whole or egg whites if you don’t want to eat yolk or make it an even more low-calorie meal but I prefer not to skip yolks for their rich nutrients.
Cottage Cheese – I normally pulse it smooth before using it for a smooth spread like consistency. You can also use it as it is and can see both versions in this post. You can also use a lighter version of low-fat cream cheese.
Veggies like spinach, mushroom, tomatoes add more texture and taste to this high protein cottage cheese omelette.
Cooking spray to minimize the oil/butter, I use butter flavored cooking spray.
How to make cottage cheese omelette
Crack open the eggs into a bowl.
Add salt and pepper, low-fat milk(optional) and beat well.
Heat a frying pan with a tiny blob of butter or cooking spray. add washed spinach covering with a lid , cook for couple of minutes or until the leaves are lightly wilted. Take them out and keep aside or you can continue pouring eggs on the spinach.
Coat the pan with extra cooking spray if required and pour in the beaten eggs, spread evenly all over the pan. Cook it for 2 minutes with a lid covering the pan.
Add wilted spinach to one half of the omelette(if taken aside in step 3) and allow it to cook for a minute until the edges turn crispy and the middle part is soft and well cooked.
Serve the omelette onto a plate, add in cottage cheese on the other half o the omelette and fold on to the spinach side, the cottage cheese will be slightly melted and become warm.
Serve with a cup of sauteed mushrooms or tomatoes and some extra cottage cheese on the side.
I must be joking by adding this section here but actually, I have got people asking me how I managed to get such a thin and big omelette when I posted this on my Instagram.
I used a wide non-stick pan like this to get a thin and even omelette.
💭Tips for Protein Cottage Cheese Omelette
Add a dash of milk while beating eggs as this can make the omelette fluffy for those who like it. and in general, gives a soft textured cheese omelette.
I also add a very tiny blob of butter to make my cheese omelette aromatic.
Drain the water from cottage cheese and pulse quickly if you want a smooth texture of cheese on the omelette.
Wilt the spinach in advance quickly and same with mushrooms. Cook them first before pouring in the beaten egg.
Spread the beaten evenly throughout the pan and cook it covered for a minute for the edges to come out naturally.
Importantly, heat the pan enough before coating it with cooking spray else the omelette will not be cooked properly and deformed.
👪Serving Cottage Cheese Omelette
This high protein cottage omelette makes a great meal on its own be it for lunch or dinner, however, you can be served with a cup of sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes to make a filling meal.
Serve it along with a fresh bowl of fruit salad gently tossed in low-fat Greek yoghurt.
I prefer to make omelette freshly when am ready to eat. If packing for lunch box, pack the omelette and cottage cheese separately.
Also, I prefer not to microwave eggs as they can become rubbery but if there is a need, do it for a few seconds in intervals.
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High Protein Cottage Cheese Omelette Recipe
- 2 large Eggs whole
- ¾ cup tightly packed spinach leaves
- 3 tablespoon low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon low-fat milk optional
- Salt and pepper
- Cooking Spray butter flavoured.
- Crack open the eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper, low-fat milk and beat well.
- Heat a frying pan and add spinach covering with a lid, wilt the leaves for a couple of minutes. Take them out and keep aside.
- Coat the pan with cooking spray and pour in the beaten eggs, spread evenly all over the pan. Cook it for 2 minutes with a lid covering the pan.
- Add wilted spinach to one half of of the omelette and allow it to cook for a minute until the edges turn crispy and the middle part is soft and well cooked.
- Serve the omelette on to a plate, add in cottage cheese on the other half o the omelette and fold on to the spinach side.
- Serve with a cup of sauteed mushrooms.