If you’re familiar with the California omelet (or California roll, etc.), you’re probably aware that it must contain avocado. While the avocado is a fantastic, healthy fat, the other typical additions to this type of omelet such as bacon, cheese, etc., are not! So I decided to prepare this dish the healthy way by using egg substitute (or egg whites), shrimp versus bacon, low-fat cheese versus full-fat cheese, and using cooking spray versus butter to cook it. The addition of the tomatoes, green onion, herbs and spices round out this flavor-infused omelet. My California Shrimp Omelet is absolutely delicious and a fantastic way to have breakfast for dinner. Enjoy!

Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…


4 jumbo shrimp
1/2 cup egg substitute (or whites)
1/4 ripe avocado, cut into small chunks
1/3 cup finely diced tomato
2 TB finely chopped green onion (scallions)
1 oz. low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. minced garlic (or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder)
1 TB fresh parsley, finely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

How to Prepare
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well with a fork in a forceful manner to break up and thoroughly combine egg mixture.
2. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat.
3. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Grab the handle of the pan and give it a shake to evenly distribute the omelet ingredients so it cooks evenly.
4. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the omelet firms up. Once firm, fold over in half to form your omelet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until outside is golden brown and shrimp are fully cooked and no longer translucent. Enjoy!

Per omelet (recipe serves 1): 225 calories, 29 gram protein, 5.0 net grams carbohydrates (4.5 grams fiber), 10 grams fat

100% TASTE, 0% GUILT

Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.