This egg free vegan omelette is made with chickpea flour! It’s a vegan breakfast recipe that is fat free, cholesterol free, and gluten free. This faux omelette is fluffy, and the texture perfectly replicates eggs! Thanks to a little Black Salt (Kala Namak) and some seasonings this vegan chickpea omelette will win over omnivores!
Is Chickpea Flour Healthy?
Chickpea flour is a great addition to a healthy plant based diet! It contains a ton of fiber and micronutrients. It also contains quite a bit more protein than a traditional whole wheat flour.
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Is a Chickpea Omelette Healthier than an Egg Omelette?
Thanks to special interest groups funding egg studies that explore the effects of eggs on our diets, there is a plethora of conflicting information about the health benefits of eggs.
” Cholesterol in the blood and tissues is derived from two sources: diet and endogenous synthesis. Dairy fat and meat are major dietary sources. Egg yolk is particularly rich in cholesterol but unlike dairy products and meat does not provide saturated fatty acids.”
So, it sounds like eggs might be a better option for health than their meaty counterparts, however the article continues to state,
” There is no requirement for dietary cholesterol and it is advisable to keep the intake as low as possible(2). If intake of dairy fat and meat are controlled, there is no need to severely restrict egg yolk intake, although some limitation remains prudent. “
I take this to mean that since there are no requirements to ingest cholesterol, it’s best to stay away from it entirely.
Are Egg Whites Better Than Egg Yolk
From a health standpoint only, I would say the answer to that question is yes. Egg whites do not contain the amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol found in the egg yolk.
Why Vegan’s Don’t Eat Eggs
My issue with eating eggs comes form an ethical point of view.
Today, most people source their eggs from the supermarket. These eggs come from an industry where baby male chicks are seen as a waste product. They are destroyed once they hatch. It’s not pretty.
In addition to how the male baby chicks are treated, the female chicks are then subjected to confined living spaces (even the free range ones). They are genetically modified to produce way more eggs than what is natural and they end up living a significantly shorter life.
It is not an industry I want to support.
You can watch my video on why vegans don’t eat eggs for more information.
Ingredients for an Egg Free Omelette
To create this healthy, cholesterol free omelette you will need:
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Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!