Last updated on December 13th, 2020 at 08:53 am
Make this easy low-carb tuna recipe for breakfast or lunch! It’s high-protein and good source of antioxidants. To meal prep this tuna omelette recipe: pour the mixture into muffin cups, bake and make mini frittatas to grab and go.
After 2-3 weeks of eating “vegan”, last week I decided to load on some protein and on vitamin D to help me get out of the slump I was in. It was rainy and dark all the time, so chickpeas somehow weren’t enough. But I do still love you, dear chickpeas.
So, I was craving fish like never before. But I didn’t want my house to smell like fish – I opened a can of tuna (go ahead and judge me – I don’t care) and came up with this high protein and low-carb
It’s like a tuna frittata, but I called it an omelette originally, because I didn’t realize it’s a frittata.
Then I made all kinds things with this recipe. I discovered you can also bake this mixture in muffin cups in the oven. I haven’t done it with tuna, but I’ve tried with broccoli and other vegetables and it’s just delicious.
It’s a healthy high-protein snack that’s perfect on the go. Take 2-3 and you’ve got a lunch.
These tuna frittatas (let’s call them that) are rich in antioxidants, protein, low in carbs. Plus they are a good source of vitamin D, which is awesome, if you, much like me, live where the sun doesn’t shine – the ass of the universe.
Ok, poetry class dismissed. Now let’s do this.
Tuna Omelette Recipe: Low-Carb And High-Protein
Make this low-carb high-protein tuna recipe for breakfast or lunch! It's filling, easy and tasty! You can also meal prep this recipe: Double it, pour the omelette mixture into muffin cups, bake and you have mini frittatas to grab and go.
- 3 eggs
- 1 can of tuna
- 1 small onion
- 1 tbsp olives, chopped
- ½ cup broccoli florets
- ½ green or red pepper
- olives, pitted, chopped
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 tomato, chopped
- Arugula/Spinach – other greens
- whole grain bread (optional, if not low-carb)
- Chop onion, broccoli (chop florets smaller), green peppers, olives and put in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and the tuna.
- Mix everything well together.
- Cover the whole surface of a frying pan (middle-sized) with olive oil and add the omelette mixture. Spread it on the whole surface and cook for 3-4 minutes at medium-high to high heat.
- Flip and cook also the other side. If you can flip without breaking it – you’re my hero! I can’t do it.
- After 3-4 minutes turn off heat and you’re ready. Make sure the omelette is nicely browned, but not burned!
- Serve with avocado, tomatoes and leafy greens like arugula. Optionally, if you don't need the recipe to be low-carb - serve on whole grain bread or use low-carb bread.
Optionally you can also meal prep this mixture by pouring it into muffin cups and baking it at medium-high heat. It's a delicious meal prep breakfast or lunch recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 13gSugar: 7gProtein: 40g
I hope you enjoy this recipe, if you have any questions, let me know in the comments below!
Does this recipe store?? And if so for how long?? Thank you!!
OMG!!! This is like the one of the best protein meals ever! I have a full cupboard of tuna and was thinking where to use it for a while now… thank you so much?????
Thank you, Brigita, haha sounds like you found the perfect recipe for all that tuna! If you get sick of making this in a pan, you can also bake the mixture in muffin cups – it’s like mini frittatas – pretty sure it will work, you might need some olive oil in the mixture though.
Can you post the nutrition facts?
A Tuna Frittata. What a wonderful phrase!