Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hashbrown Omelet

This recipe is the first in a series on "A Month of Meal Plans and Groceries in 30 Minutes." - link HERE

We shop for a month at a time, for more explanation on how we do this see the above blog post link. It saves a ton of time, money, and calories from buying off plan items. I will also be sharing with you a week of my eating and how I plan these recipes into my diet.

This recipe is one of my favorites. Both my kids and my husband like it too. It is easy to make for a crowd and just as easy to make for one. It also reheats well, so you could make a batch for your whole work week of breakfast.

Hashbrowns Omelet

Serves 1

0.75 cup shredded potatoes (can use dehydrated potatoes)
2 oz deli ham, cut into ribbons (could sub turkey too)
1/4 cup cheese (I used cheddar)
0.75 cup liquid egg whites or egg beaters

If using dehydrated potatoes (which is what I use), soak potatoes in an equal amount of hot water as potatoes for 15 minutes. Spray a small skillet with nonstick spray and lay out your hashbrowns in an even layer. Cook over medium heat until potatoes are golden, about 7 minutes. Flip potatoes and cook for about 5 more minutes. Then add ham, cheese, and egg whites on top of  hashbrowns. Cover and cook about 2 minutes until egg whites are set. Flip out onto plate and enjoy. I like to top mine with a little ketchup too! Just be sure to count it in your macros.

Scaling this recipe up for oven- you can also scale this recipe up and cook it like a casserole, just multiply the ingredients by the amount of servings that you need. I found a 6" round pan is perfect for 1 serving, an  8x8" pan works great for 2 servings, and a 13x9" works well for 4 servings.

Directions: Preheat oven to 450*F. Spray pan with nonstick spray. Cook hashbrowns in a single layer for 10-15 minutes until golden. Top with ham, cheese, and egg whites. Cook another 5-10 minutes until egg is set.

Nutrition Facts per Serving
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 g 17 %
Saturated Fat 5 g 27 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 29 mg 10 %
Sodium 979 mg 41 %
Potassium 546 mg 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 23 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 12 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 41 g 83 %
Vitamin A 6 %
Vitamin C 23 %
Calcium 19 %
Iron 3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.