You’re probably aware of the concept of an egg-white omelette, but maybe you think they’re a stupid idea. So, first, let’s answer the question – why would you want to make an omelette out of egg-whites?
Many people think it’s about the problem of cholestorol – egg yolks are high in cholesterol. However, that’s not a reason to make an egg-white omelette – it’s a myth (that many doctors continue to believe) that eating cholesterol gives you high blood cholesterol. The truth is, science has shown that dietry cholesterol has no significant effect on blood cholesterol. In fact, egg yolks are very healthy to eat. No, the reason to eat egg-white omelettes is about calorie control. Egg-whites are a great source of protein, and also very low in calories. So, if your nutrition regime requires you to limit your calories intake, but also needs to you to eat plenty of protein (eg if you’re doing strength training) egg-white omelettes are a great option.
Here’s the thing, though, if you’ve ever tried to make an egg-white omelete, you’ll have found they’re pretty difficult, or even impossible to make. They just end up as a broken mess in the pan. Which brings us to this tip. The way to make an egg-white omelette behave just like a regular omelette is to keep just one egg-yolk for every three or four egg-whites. So, if you were making a three-egg omelette, you would crack three eggs into a bowl, and discard two of the three yolks. If you do this, you’ll find the omelette easy to make, and you won’t even notice that you’re eating a “low calorie omelette”.
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