5 net carbs

California omelet

Experience the delicious simplicity of our low-carb California omelet, a flavorful breakfast option featuring bacon, shrimp, bell peppers, and avocado, perfect for those seeking a nutritious start to their day while keeping carbs in check.

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California omelet

Low-carb California omelet on a white plate garnished with sliced avocado.

Low-carb California omelet [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Discover the delicious simplicity of our low-carb California omelet. Packed with flavorful bacon, succulent shrimp, and fresh bell peppers, this breakfast option brings a taste of the West Coast to your table. With creamy avocado slices, it's a nutritious way to kickstart your day while keeping carbs in check. Whether you're aiming for a healthier lifestyle or simply seeking a satisfying meal, this recipe delivers on taste and simplicity.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Net Carbs 5 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 10-12 pieces shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green onion, sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • Optional garnish: sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning

Instructions
 

  • In a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat, fry the chopped bacon until crispy. Once cooked, remove to a paper-towel lined plate.
    Top view of chopped bacon frying in a skillet.
  • In the same skillet, cook the shrimp in the bacon grease. Once shrimp is pink and fully cooked, set aside on a plate.
    Top view of shrimp frying in a skillet.
  • In the same skillet, saute the bell pepper and green onion for 2-3 minutes until vegetables are soft.
    Top view of chopped bell pepper and onion cooking in a skillet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, lemon juice, and hot sauce.
    Top view of whisking eggs in a glass bowl.
  • Lower the heat of your skillet to medium-low. Add the egg mixture. Tilt the pan to make sure the egg mixture has evenly spread across the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges are cooked and the top is wet but not runny.
    Top view of cooking egg in a skillet to make an omelet.
  • Arrange the bacon, peppers and onions, shrimp, and chopped parsley on half of the omelet. Use a spatula to fold the empty half over the filled half. Remove the omelet to a plate.
    Top view of cooking an omelet in a skillet with bacon, peppers and shrimp.
  • Cut the omelet in half, and top with sliced avocado. You can also add sliced avocado inside the omelet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning if desired. Enjoy!
    Top view of low-carb California omelet on a white plate topped with sliced avocado.

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Notes

  • For this recipe, we cook one large omelet and then cut it in half for serving convenience. Alternatively, you can cook two smaller omelets individually if preferred.
  • Feel free to customize the low-carb California omelet by adding cheese or other ingredients of your choice. Likewise, you can omit ingredients as desired to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb California omelet recipe Keto?

Yes, this California omelet recipe is Keto. One serving has 5 net carbs, making this recipe a good choice if you’re following a Keto diet. Plus, you’ll get 6 grams of fiber per serving, helping you feel full and satisfied and aiding in digestion.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: For convenience, prep the ingredients ahead by chopping bacon, shrimp, bell peppers, and green onions. Whisk eggs with salt, lemon juice, and hot sauce, storing in the fridge until ready to cook.
  • Storing leftovers: Cool leftovers to room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.
  • Freezing instructions: For longer storage, wrap the cooled omelet tightly in plastic wrap or foil, then place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Freeze for up to 1-2 months.
  • To reheat: Thaw the frozen omelet overnight in the fridge if needed. Reheat in the microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed through, or bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy promptly.

Additional Details

The low-carb California omelet is a flavorful and nourishing breakfast option. With its blend of savory ingredients, this dish offers a satisfying start to the day without compromising on taste or healthfulness.

The California omelet, also known as the Western omelet, traces its origins to the American West Coast, where it became a beloved breakfast staple. Inspired by the region’s diverse culinary influences, this omelet typically features ingredients such as bacon, bell peppers, onions, and cheese. Over time, variations of the California omelet have emerged, incorporating additional elements to suit individual preferences and dietary needs.

Details about ingredients

Key components of the low-carb California omelet include bacon, shrimp, bell peppers, eggs, and avocado. Bacon adds a rich, smoky flavor, while shrimp contributes a touch of sweetness and a protein boost. Bell peppers provide vibrant color and essential vitamins, while eggs serve as the hearty base of the omelet. Avocado adds creaminess and healthy fats, making this dish both satisfying and nutritious.

Variations

One of the beauties of the low-carb California omelet lies in its versatility. Here are a few variations to consider:

  • Substitute turkey bacon or lean turkey sausage for a lower-fat option.
  • Swap shrimp for diced chicken breast or turkey breast for a different protein source.
  • Add diced tomatoes or spinach for extra flavor and nutrients.
  • Incorporate different types of cheese, such as feta or Swiss, for added variety.

Serving pairings

Pair the low-carb California omelet with fresh fruit, such as berries or sliced melon, for a refreshing accompaniment. A side of whole-grain toast or a small serving of roasted sweet potatoes can provide additional fiber and complex carbohydrates to help maintain stable blood sugar levels. Consider serving with a cup of herbal tea or black coffee for a complete and satisfying breakfast experience.

Benefits for people with diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, the low-carb California omelet offers several benefits:

  • Low-carb: By minimizing carbohydrate intake, this dish helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, promoting better glycemic control.
  • Protein-rich: The combination of eggs, bacon, and shrimp provides a substantial source of protein, which can help increase feelings of fullness and support muscle health.
  • Nutrient-dense: With its array of vegetables and healthy fats from avocado, this omelet delivers essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are important for overall health and well-being.

Tips

Here are some tips to ensure success when making the low-carb California omelet:

  • Use a non-stick skillet to prevent sticking and facilitate easy flipping of the omelet.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy and the shrimp until pink and fully cooked to enhance flavor and texture.
  • Whisk the eggs with salt, lemon juice, and hot sauce for added seasoning and moisture.
  • Avoid overfilling the omelet to prevent it from breaking when folding.

The low-carb California omelet is a delicious and diabetes-friendly breakfast option that can be enjoyed by individuals seeking to manage their carbohydrate intake while savoring a satisfying meal. With its simple preparation, versatile ingredients, and healthful benefits, this omelet is sure to become a favorite in your breakfast repertoire.

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