Kitchen Scale & Morning Omelets

Yesterday was my parent’s anniversary. And not just any anniversary, but rather 30 years of marital bliss. How amazing is that, especially in today’s world. I learn so much about life and love watching the two together and I hope that one day I’ll be able to celebrate a 30 year anniversary. Amazing.

I thought I’d share one of my most favorite kitchen tools I use every single day that definitely aids me in living a healthy lifestyle. The Kitchen Scale. In the past six months, I’ve really amped my lifestyle and refocused myself on living a healthy, well balanced life. This kitchen scale  (which I found at Kroger, on clearance for about $10) has changed the way I cook and prepare food.

Using my scale to measure out my tuna for extra protein for My Morning Omelet

My method for measuring used to be simply “eyeballing” or guessing proportions. When I started using the scale, I was amazed to see how far off I was in my estimates. More often than not, what I thought was the correct portion size was grossly over what the package said was a serving size. And since I record *EVERYTHING* I eat on Lose It!, I want my nutrition reports to be as accurate as possible. (If you’re a Lose It! user, please look me up and friend me. It’s always good to share ideas and support each other’s healthy habits. I’m inspired by my Lose It! friends daily.)

Every morning, I start my day with a 3 Egg White Omelet. While the add-ins change – slightly – from time to time, I use my Salter kitchen scale to keep watch on my portions and maintain calorie control. I will tell you that having eggs in the morning gives me a great energy boost. I generally follow-up with oatmeal mid morning to get a little fuel in before my typical lunch workout.

Here’s a look at my typical morning omelet:

Ingredients:

3 Egg Whites
1/2 Roma Tomato
1.5oz Chunk White Tuna
Handful of Organic Spinach
1/8 C Vidalia Onion
1/8 tsp Red Chili Pepper, spice
1/3 tsp Dried Basil, herb
1/3 tsp Nutritional Yeast

I mix all the ingredients together and pour onto pan sprayed lightly with canola oil. At the end, I top with 2 tsp of spicy brown mustard.

Nutrition Info: Calories: 126, Total Fat 1.2g, Sat. Fat 0.1g, Cholest. 20mg, Sodium, 424.6mg, Carb. 7.9g, Fiber 3.3g, Sugars 3.6g, Protein 20.9g

Wishing you the best! Katie

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11 thoughts on “Kitchen Scale & Morning Omelets

  1. To many more years of marital bliss for your parents! It’s been a long while since I’ve made an egg white omelet, might have to do that again soon. I love my kitchen scale – wouldn’t count calories without it. Thanks for helping me figure out how to comment on here, I knew it was going to be something easy that I was overlooking. LOL. Take care Katie! ~ Divina (from Lose It)

  2. Here’s to many many more happy healthy years of marital bliss for your parents! I agree about the kitchen scale – I can’t imagine calorie counting without it. Thanks for sharing the pic and recipe for your omelette.. it’s been a while since I made one so I think I will add it to the plan for next week! When you do oatmeal as your follow up meal, do you do any add ins? Old fashioned or steel cut? I think I’ll be putting oatmeal in the mix next week too…. ! Take care and looking forward to your next blog ~ Divina (from Lose It) P.S. Thanks for helping me figure out how to comment here. So simple, can’t believe I missed it. lol.

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement and for following along. I do hope that you continue to visit my blog. Feel free to comment anytime and I’m so glad we’re LoseIt friends. Wishing you the best! Katie

  3. Looks so sooo yummy! And congrats con the 30th anniversary! Although my parents are divorced, my grandparents celebrate their 55th aniversary this year! So proud of them, such an inspiration ❤

    And nice blog 😉

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