I recently came across the omelette hack below which has been a game changer for me! Eating healthy requires advanced planning and this includes meal preps. Previously, I would spend 2-3 hours prepping and making omelettes (not to mention the dreaded cleanup of the pan each time) for the week ahead…not anymore though! You still have to prep the vegetables however the omelet cooking time has been cut down to a third. Woohoo!! That means more time for other things on a Sunday like reading, a hike, yoga and rest.
Being able to make up to eight omelettes at one time also makes this hack great for families. Get the kids involved and have them choose their favourite veggies from the market and help cut/prepare according to what’s appropriate for their age.
Clean up is a breeze as well with this hack!
A couple other points to make note of – omelettes make a great high protein snack and meal anytime. Don’t just save them for breakfasts! Eggs and omelettes freeze well too!
Easy Omelette Instructions:
1. Get started by placing a resealable plastic bag inside a measuring cup and folding the mouth of the bag outwards so it hangs over the edges of the cup. Crack two eggs into the bag.
2. Next, “beat” the eggs by grabbing and squeezing them through the bag.
3. Once you’ve created the perfectly blended consistency, place the egg-filled bag back inside your measuring cup and open it once again. Now you can add in anything you’d like—cheese, vegetables, meats—whatever suits your omelet fancy.
4. Reseal the bag, pressing out the air once again as you do, and start squishing to blend all of the ingredients together. As you squish, keep the mixture all at the bottom of the bag, and roll the excess bag around it. Rolling the bag is the step that keeps your omelet together; it serves as a simple mold for the eggs and their added contents, holding it in a tight roll as everything cooks.
Make as many of these as you have mouths to feed for breakfast.
5. Now you’re ready to cook. Bring a pot of water to a boil—the more omelets you plan to cook, the bigger your pot should be—and drop in your bagged omelets. Cook them for 13 minutes, then remove them from the pot. Open the plastic bags, and slide your omelets right onto their plates. Couldn’t be easier, right?
** Important note: Worried that this omelet technique will come with a side of BPA leeching into your eggs? Don’t panic—your resealable plastic bags aren’t as dangerous as you might think. Although BPA is often found in plastic products and is released at high temperatures, companies have made efforts to ensure no BPA is found in your disposable storage bags. According to both SC Johnson, the maker of Ziploc bags, and Glad, no BPA is present in any of the companies’ resealable plastic bags.
So now you can make your easy omelet, and your mind can rest easy, too.