Shrimp & Broccoli Omelet is a super easy protein packed healthy one dish meal perfect for any meal! Gluten & Dairy Free, Paleo Friendly
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did your team win the super bowl? I watched halftime and the commercials while starting this post. I got a fair amount of work done on Sunday since Mr. Hungry has a man cold. We were both feeling pretty sick waking up on Friday, but I progressively got better while he is not. I can take nighttime medicine and wake up feeling better; his stomach hates that stuff so he can’t get a great night’s sleep. He was in bed before the super bowl ended, I kept it on solely for the commercials and background noise. It actually ended up being pretty exciting, despite the fact that I could have cared less that it was even happening.
But, football isn’t what I want to talk about today. Last week I was kind of in a rut, I was crabby, short tempered and not my happy self. I figured it was a mix of PMS and balancing school starting (I teach at nutrition courses at a nearby community college.) I’ve mentioned before that I had a somewhat rough around the edges childhood. I learned to be motivated by anxiety, fear, and stress. It wasn’t until I read the book that changed my life that I realized that it was my choice to live my life in a different way. I realized that we could choose positivity. But for me, it is a constant battle; the minute things get a little stressful I can so easily slip back into negativity, fear, anxiety and stress. For me, the worse part is realizing I’ve gone there and knowing that I have to chose to move out of it. At times I feel paralyzed, unable to change my mindset, unable to change my attitude, unable to make any difference at all. To me, negativity is safety; it is how I protected myself for 28 years of my life. Despite knowing the happiness a positive mindset has given me, it still feels safer to stay where I’m at. I remember our marriage prep counselor saying something like: you will always return to what you know on autopilot when times get tough. For me, that means pushing everyone away and freaking out about things instead of calmly handling them. Making mountains out of molehills, focusing on the negative instead of the positive, also known as survival mode.
I thought about this a lot on my walks with Nala over the weekend, and by the end of the weekend, I had made the jump to choose positivity. For me, that means a lot of things. It means taking extra time to play with Nala and Missy. It means appreciating anytime I get with Mr. Hungry and giving him my full attention. Cuddling on the couch instead of being freaked out about having to get work done. Believing that things will always work out for the best and everything can be handled one step at the time. I don’t believe in work-life balance; I love my job and my life, so it doesn’t matter how even the split is as long as I’m enjoying both. It’s finding joy in everything I do instead of anxiety, fear, and annoyance. But for me, it’s a conscious choice, one that I have to remind myself to make again and again and again. I’m not sure that it will ever get easier for me, but it helps Mr. Hungry is on the same page. He actually recommended that I listen to this youtube video while I was on my walk. It is super old, but still extremely motivational. Hope it helps set up your Monday!
PS this post is a repost from 2014. I love this recipe and make it all the time when we are short on time for dinner, of course, it is a great any time one pan meal as well! PS I cooked the broccoli in a disposable steamer bag so it was one pan for me!
Shrimp & Broccoli Omelet
- 3 ounces of frozen shrimp
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped steamed broccoli
- avocado, sour cream, salsa for topping
- Heat shrimp in a nonstick pan shrimp until defrosted (drain liquid half way through) and lightly seared
- Remove from pan and set aside, set the pan on medium heat.
- Add two large eggs to the, using a rubber spatula break yolk up and let mixture spread flat across the pan.
- Add shrimp and broccoli to the thin egg layer.
- Once eggs are completely set, enjoy your omelet!