Most of the time I try to avoid dairy. It tends to upset my stomach so the amount I eat I try to keep to a minimum.
Not always though. Sometimes I can get away with eating cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese. When those times come I tend to then overdo it because I just get so excited when I feel okay eating it.
Well last weekend was like that. Way too much cheese and cottage cheese. My stomach has been yelling at me since so this week I plan to recalibrate and eliminate dairy for the week to get back on track.
That doesn’t mean I won’t miss it. I love cheesy omelets, cottage cheese on my sweet potatoes and fruit with my yogurt.
My solution? A ‘cheesy’ hummus omelet. I used nutritional yeast to get the flavor of cheese.
Nutritional yeast is yellow in color and either comes in flakes or powder. For every 2 tablespoons it contains 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and is a great source for magnesium, copper, manganese, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, and zinc. Yowza a lot of good stuff huh?
Inside my 3 egg white-1 egg omelet with red onion whipped in went my cheesy mixture (1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 2 tbsp hummus and 1 tbsp water).
The result was a cheesy, slightly hummusy tasting omelet. Paired perfectly with 1/2 a baked sweet potato.
This breakfast was much more savory than my normal fruit filled egg white oats but surprisingly much more filling. The entire meal including my sweet potato came in at 246 calories with 21 grams of carbohydrates, 22 grams of protein, 8.6 grams of fat and 4.5 grams of fiber. The extra protein really gave me a ton of staying power that lasted until my AM snack.
Questions: Have you tried nutritional yeast before? What is your favorite savory breakfast and how well does it hold your over until your next meal or snack?