Omelets might be the favorite of the food groups for me....it is it’s own category, right?
While I love eggs in general, these folded good-filled wonders of the breakfast world are my favorite, so much so that we have them sometimes for lunch and even dinner (or brinner depending on where you come from :)
For this omelet I kept it super simple, using just 5 ingredients!
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup egg whites
1 whole medium egg
1 Oz sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices of un-cured turkey bacon
2 cups spinach
(yes, that's it!)
Putting it all together:
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together your egg whites and egg (add in a pinch of salt and pepper if desired) then set aside.
Next, slice the two pieces of turkey bacon into halves, then dice into small pieces.
Place the turkey into a medium skillet on med-low heat, adding baby spinach on top.
Sauté together until the spinach is wilted, then transfer to a glass Corningware or bowl (this will be the omelet filling)
In the same skillet (wipe clean as needed) preheated to medium-low, lightly coat with olive oil and pour the egg mixture inside. When almost entirely cooked through, sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the entire surface of the egg, and top one half with the bacon and spinach.
Fold the other half of the omelet over and allow to cook another minute before transferring to a large plate.
This makes enough for two (it goes great with my Divine Banana Muffins!) but it’s also a good helping for one person and the macros are on point too!
This past week I dove into a book my husband bought a few months ago titled "You and Me Forever: Marriage in light of Eternity". The first twenty pages held some words I really needed to hear, not just from the perspective of a wife, but as a woman of faith as well. This phrase, "err on the side of action" really got me thinking.
What first came to mind was how so many of us get to the other end of the spectrum (I've been there many times), living stagnant lives much below our vast potential. Lack of direction, trying to perfect everything before making a move, poor organization, lack of self esteem...these are all reasons (or excuses) that have held me back from many opportunities and blessings. Each and every one of these "factors" boiled down to one thing: mindset.
Our mindset is often what needs the biggest adjustment...and its one of the most challenging things to change.
When we are mentally weak, it provides an open avenue for all of the fears and hesitation to creep in. We are often like a deer in the headlights, unable to move in light of the challenges we face in that moment.
Somewhere in the process of transitioning from childhood to "well adjusted" adults , we lose our spontaneous edge and ability to act quickly. That "go for it" optimism of childhood dwindles, replaced by cynicism and inaction.
Why? That relentless determination takes a blow every time we experience pain, failure or loss. Think of when you fell off of your bike as a kid, scraped elbows and knees...it stung like no other pain, but you got back on and tried again.
There may have been a parent with you, coaching you through, or perhaps you were self-taught, picking through the fine details each time you stood the bike up and made another attempt, until eventually you SUCCEEDED. And that feeling is one you can't ever forget.
In that moment, there is no more pain or fear, simply the joy and pride of accomplishing what seemed near impossible when you started. That glimmer of hope stems from action, your willingness to try despite the possible scrapes and bruises along the way.
We conquer our mindset through the little wins each day.
Like learning to ride a bike, we have to take life's obstacles the same way. Evaluate, recognize where we can improve or approach things differently, and GET AFTER IT. It's not easy, but it is the only way we can build a strong mentality in order to achieve more than the status quo during the time we have on this earth.
No matter how scary, improbable, or distant your goals may seem, you can rest assured that taking action every single day is the only way to get there. We can't expect to grow standing still!
Put aside everything that's holding you back, fail forward each day and TAKE ACTION to realize everything God has in store for you!
#takeaction #mindset #overcome #changing #wonderfullyfit
Our “why”, the reason we keep going when it seems there’s nothing left to give has to come from a deep rooted place, one that no matter the circumstances we won’t back down.
Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my dad...he’s the whole reason I started this journey...
To help those who are struggling, to instill the life changing habits that will give people a healthful existence that they have ownership of, where unhealthy relationships with food and other damaging habits don’t get a vote.
I wish I could tell him how strong he was for our family...how I want to help him overcome his demons and conquer his health...but I can’t...
Early on after losing him I asked God “why?” A LOT. One thing I can always rest in, is recognizing that God knows the answer
It may be hard to understand sometimes, but the answers to our prayers come through trust...know that God has a bigger plan!
It isn’t possible for me to turn back the clock and change the course of history, but I can work on me, and equip my son, family, friends and anyone else who is struggling to find their way with the tools to live the best life possible mentally, physically and spiritually.
This is what keeps me going, on the days I want to give up, when I question “is it really worth it?”...when think of my dad, or look into Gavin’s sweet face, the answer is always a resounding “Yes”...
I want to hear what strengthens your resolve to say “Yes” each day dear friends, share below in the comments!
Change can be a challenge, and most often it’s our mindset that we struggle with.
The important thing to remember is that we have to be realistic about our goals, and recognize that getting results takes time and consistency with our nutrition and training.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so we can’t expect to have overnight results when we stuck to the plan for one full day.
So how do we solidify healthy habits in the first place?
The bottom line is this: changing habits takes time...it’s not a linear, straightforward process!
We have to continually evaluate our goals and remember WHY making the change(s) is so important.
When we can visualize what we want, and that why resonates deeply within us, it’s easier to take the steps necessary to reach our next goal and have continued success in every area of our lives moving forward.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't. ~Steve Maraboli
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.