Knowing what to eat after a workout can mean the difference between recovering quickly and easily, and feeling muscle pains and fatigue. This egg white spinach omelette is the perfect post-workout meal to help you replenish your energy levels and boost recovery after a workout.
Made with egg whites, fresh spinach, and low-fat cottage cheese, you’ve got an adequate blend of protein and essential nutrients to fuel your body. This egg white spinach omelette is also incredibly easy to whip up, which makes it a great post-workout food, when you’re already low on energy and probably feeling hungry.
To keep this omelette healthy, you’ll notice that egg whites are used rather than whole eggs, in addition to the use of low-fat cottage cheese. Healthy fats like olive oil are used instead of butter, which is what a traditional French omelette would call for.
Feel free to throw in any other veggies you like, but we think you’re going to love this simple and tasty combination!
Post-Workout Meal: Egg White Spinach Omelette Recipe
- 3 egg whites
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- pinch of salt and pepper
- sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan (optional)
- Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and heat until the oil is warm.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites and water together. Add a small pinch of salt and pepper, then whisk again to combine. Temporarily set aside.
- To the skillet, add the fresh spinach along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to sauté the spinach until it is tender and wilted. Lower the heat to medium-low.
- Distribute the spinach throughout the skillet so it’s spread out, then pour the egg white mixture over the spinach. Allow the egg whites to cook over low heat, gently lifting the pan and moving it from side-to-side to get any excess, uncooked whites to run to the sides of the skillet and cook until set.
- Add the cottage cheese to the center of the omelette. Sprinkle the parmesan over the cottage cheese.
- Use a sharp-edged spatula to gently fold one edge of the omelette over the center, then roll the omelette over one more time, so that the omelette is folded over itself. Place the omelette seam-side down onto your plate.
Recipe adapted from YummyHealthyEasy.com