Spinach Caprese Omelet {+ $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!}

The following post is sponsored by AllWhites® egg whites & BlogHer. Recipe and opinions are my own.A simple, healthy, protein and veggie packed breakfast, lunch or dinner with all the flavor of a classic caprese salad. Spinach Caprese Omelet: A quick, easy, veggie & protein packed breakfast, lunch or dinner Okay, so things have been crazy around these parts. Back in January I bought a groupon for crossfit. I’d been wanting to try it for over a year, and I always had some excuse about why it was a bad time, but I finally bit the bullet and signed up. Oh, and I totally love it. Also, I signed up for my first triathlon! I’m ridiculously nervous because up until my first swimming lesson at the end of January, I literally only knew how to not drown, and I didn’t even do that very well. Training has been going pretty well, but it is definitely challenging me and pushing me in new ways. Spinach Caprese Omelet: A quick, easy, veggie & protein packed breakfast, lunch or dinnerSo as you can imagine, I am hungry literally all the time. Between crossfit and tri training, I am working out 2-3 times most days, and it’s been really fun, but I’ve definitely had to change the way I eat a little bit. My body needs way more protein, and way less of the junk so that the majority of my calories are actually useable. Spinach Caprese Omelet: A quick, easy, veggie & protein packed breakfast, lunch or dinner
I’m not a big fan of cooking meat. I don’t know…the texture of raw meat…I just…don’t like it. Also, when I get home at 8pm covered in pool water and ultra-hungry, I just want the fastest thing possible, so I have been eating a lot of eggs. I’ve always been a mostly whites person, but I started to be totally over separating eggs for 20 minutes before I started cooking, so I jumped at the opportunity to give AllWhites® egg whites a try! Spinach Caprese Omelet: A quick, easy, veggie & protein packed breakfast, lunch or dinner

We all know egg whites are a great source of lean protein–in fact, some say it is the purest kind! And with 25 calories, 0 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein per serving, AllWhites delivers on every account! For those of you that enjoy Weight Watchers will also be glad to know that AllWhites have ZERO points +! Spinach Caprese Omelet: A quick, easy, veggie & protein packed breakfast, lunch or dinner

I’ve been making lots of different scrambles and omelets, but this caprese omelet has probably become my new favorite. I love all the added vitamins from the spinach, and you guys know I am a sucker for the caprese flavor combination, and I love that balsamic glaze so freaking much. It takes a little extra time, but it’s worth it in the end. Plus the high protein content from the AllWhites make this a perfect post-workout breakfast, lunch or dinner. Seriously, omelets for dinner. You need to.

Caprese Spinach Omelet

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 omelet

Caprese Spinach Omelet

A simple, healthy, protein and veggie packed breakfast, lunch or dinner with all the flavor of a classic caprese salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • big handful fresh baby spinach
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup AllWhites liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1 basil leaf, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup good quality balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Begin with the balsamic glaze by pouring balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pan over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium-medium high to simmer. Stir occasionally until sauce has reached desired thickness., about 20-30. Once desired consistency is reached, remove from heat immediately.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small nonstick pan over medium heat. Add spinach and season with salt and pepper. Cook until spinach softens and cooks down slightly. Pour AllWhites on top and season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Cook until egg whites are fully set and bottom is lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. Carefully slip eggs and top one half with sliced tomato and cheese. Cook until bottom is fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Fold the omelet in half and top with additional cheese if desired. Remove from heat and top with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
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Comments

  1. Kelly D says

    I take my vitamins every day, eat lots of fruits and veggies, and remember to incorporate protein into my diet, by eating eggs, fish or peanut butter.

  2. Jenny says

    I try to do oatmeal or whole grains for breakfast as often as possible for longer lasting energy and fullness!

  3. Auntiepatch says

    Living in So Calif. it’s probably easier to eat healthier because our produce is fresh. So, I take advantage of this with fresh fruit and veggies every day.

  4. jan says

    I like to have lots of healthy snacks around. Nuts, fruits and vegetables are perfect! And easy to grab in a hurry.

  5. Maureen says

    I trade off. IN the mornings I will have OJ and a banana and greek yogurt where I add pomegranate seeds. Sometimes I will have an egg sandwich with turkey sausage.I love love pomegranate seeds. I love love pomegranate seeds and they are so healthy for you.

  6. Lauren E. says

    I try to eat high protein, low sugars but medium in whole grain diet. I eat lots of green veggies, take vitamin D & magnesium.

  7. Buddy Garrett says

    Having cancer, I have become more aware of what I eat. I am eating healthier. I am following my cancer treatment center guidelines about eating. I am getting more protein, fruits and vegetables and cutting down on eating red meat.

    • Ari says

      Wow!! It’s so inspiring that you have taken this challenging situation and focused on the positive of how it is helping you to live a healthier life! I can’t wait to hear about how you keep it up after you kick that cancer’s ass!

  8. Stacia Kilpatrick says

    I don’t take vitamins, I take my Juice Plus every day to support my health. I drink 2 Juice Plus Complete shakes as part of my Transformation, and now I’m going to start eating fresh produce from my Tower Garden. This has been a catalyst for me to start cooking!

  9. Susan Smith says

    I eat eggs, chicken fruits and vegetables to fuel myself a healthy way. I stay away from sugar and junk food

  10. Tiffany Harkleroad says

    I like to cook up egg whites to add to sandwiches for added protein! I also try to drink lots of water.

  11. D Schmidt says

    I fuel my way with a healthy diet rich in protein, healthy fats and other necessary nutrients! I also take vitamins and drink a lot of water.

  12. says

    This recipe sounds delicious. I just made a spinach feta omelet with regular eggs last night and cut out the yolks. Would have been easier if I used AllWhites egg whites.Will have to try them next time along with this omelet.

  13. Jeanne says

    I eats lots of fruit and veggies and love adding veggies to my morning ommlette. I always make breakfast my biggest meal of the day.

  14. Margot C says

    My rocket fuel is a mixture of egg whites, almond milk, cocnut oil and a bunch of vegetables. I make it pretty often.

  15. Wild Orchid says

    I try to include protein at every meal to help keep me full and satisfied longer.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  16. Amy M says

    I try to start the day off right with a healthy breakfast. This usually involves either oatmeal, fruit, veggies, or eggs. If I have a healthy breakfast, I’m more likely to make healthy choices throughout the rest of the day.

  17. Cw says

    With fruits, veggies, lean protein, and exercise every day…Zumba cycling barre crossfit,- try to mix it up.

  18. Sharon O. says

    I always eat breakfast (usually oatmeal with fresh fruit), then go out for a long walk every morning plus weight training three times a week. Getting enough sleep is also very important in helping me feel my best. Thank you!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  19. Margaret Smith says

    I try to eat plenty of protein, fruit and veggies and keep away from junk foods as much as possible.
    Thanks so much.

  20. Stephanie V. says

    adding veggies to everything – like tonight my egg white scramble with asparagus, kale, tomato, red pepper
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  21. April V. says

    I’m all in favor of omelets for dinner! I could eat them every meal with no trouble. I love spinach and tomatoes and mozzarella cheese but I have never been a big fan of balsamic.

  22. Anastasia says

    I look for great recipes like this one, that are delicious AND healthy. That’s how I encourage and fuel better health for myself and my family :)

  23. Lisa V. says

    We like to fuel our bodies healthy by growing our own vegetables, using eggs from our chickens and eating lean meat from hunting deer and wild turkey.

  24. MARIA simon says

    we try as a family to eat very healthy..it is hard with all the drive thrus and practices and work and such but we do manage. thanks so much

  25. Suzanne K says

    I’m planting more and more healthy fruits and veggies in my garden! Organic and local! Not to mention, yummy!

  26. Trisha McKee says

    I do this by getting exercise and eating healthy. I try to do what I enjoy so I’m more likely to stick with it. And I find recipes for foods I would enjoy also.

  27. Sarah L says

    I fuel the way to a healthier me by avoiding fast foods, drinking plenty of water, swimming 3 times a week and walking the other days. I haven’t tried the AllWhites, but I will now for your omelet.
    Thanks for the contest.

  28. Angela Ash says

    I’ve started working out. It seemed to tire me out at first but now the pain is less intense and I have more energy.

  29. Dorothy Hubbard says

    I am trying to eat healthier, more fruits and veggies, less meat and fat in my diet and I drink lots of water.

  30. Teresa says

    I drink lots of water and no soda. I try to eat fresh veggies and fruits and no processed foods. I’ve also started to make a lot more meals at home from scratch.

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