This recipe was not particularly for Meatless Monday, it just happens to be meatless! I came up with it due to my love of watercress and also trying to find breakfast dishes that incorporated a serving of vegetables. And well, since actually putting it into Nutrition Data, I have found out that it would probably be a lot healthier if I didn’t add salt. It is already way-high in sodium on it’s own, so I took it out, and unfortunately it is still pretty high. I could probably cut back on the cheese, which would actually cut back on the sodium too, but I heart cheese! And it’s just so delicious, and cheesy, and salty, and bistro-like, I just love it! And it’s low carb too! So don’t eat it every day, I guess, but definitely try it. And you could have it for lunch or dinner too!
Oh and two things of note: 1) It’s a one-serving recipe for those of us who don’t have a family to feed or a day you are by yourself! 2) I don’t make omelets the way you are supposed to. I just can’t do it right, so I just make it so I know the egg is cooked. If you make omelets the right way, don’t follow my direction! Go with what you know!
Brie Omelet with Watercress Salad
cooking spray, butter flavor
3/4 cup egg substitute
1 1/2 oz light brie (such as President or Trader Joe’s), in thin slices
1/4 tsp Herbs de Provence spice blend (such as Penzeys)
1 cup (34 g) watercress
1 tsp olive oil, garlic flavored (such as Trader Joe’s)
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 oz parmesan, shaved
pepper, fresh ground, to taste
Spray an 8″ skillet with cooking spray and place over medium high heat. Pour in egg substitute. When it starts to set on the top, flip the egg over. Place slices of brie on one half of the egg, sprinkle with Herb de Provence, and fold egg over. Flip over omelet to cook evenly on both sides and melt the cheese. Slide the omelet onto a plate, top with watercress and parmesan. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, and pepper to taste.
Weight Watchers Good Health Guidelines Per Serving:
1 serving Healthy Oil
1 serving Fruits & Vegetables
2 servings Dairy (if you do not require it to be 1% or fat free & only require 1 oz instead of 1.5 oz of cheese)
Good source of Thiamin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid & Calcium
Very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K & Riboflavin
298 calories, 15g fat, 7g sat fat, 32mg cholesterol, 836mg sodium, 7g carb, 0g fiber, 34g protein (see additional information as calculated on Nutrition Data)
NOTE: Entering this recipe in the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder comes out to 7 PointsPlus. Entering ingredients directly into the Weight Watchers Tracker also comes out to 7 PointsPlus. Entering the same ingredients into Nutrition Data, the nutrition information produced comes out to 8 PointsPlus. I can’t figure out where the difference lies, so I am going with 7 PointsPlus!