Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  154
  • Protein  13 g
  • Carbohydrates  3 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  423 mg
  • Sodium  140 mg
  • Potassium  215 mg
  • Phosphorus  205 mg
  • Calcium  58 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Ziptop Omelet

DaVita renal dietitian Kathryn shares a unique and easy way to cook omelets without muss or fuss with her Ziptop Omelet recipe. The trick is to put the eggs in a ziptop bag, along with a mix of fresh low potassium vegetables, and then drop the bag into boiling water. In no time, you’ll have a kidney-friendly omelet that tastes delicious. And the bonus is there’s no messy frying pan to scrub.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kathryn from Tennessee.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 omelet


  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup red or green peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup  summer squash, diced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 quart-size ziptop food storage bags


  1. Crack 2 large eggs and pour into a ziptop bag. Shake the bag to combine eggs.
  2. Add your choice of vegetables.
  3. Close bag. Be sure to get all the air out of the bag. Shake to mix ingredients.
  4. Place the bag in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Remove and carefully open the bag and the omelet will roll out.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Add black pepper or Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning for extra flavor.
  • Works great for a group, since each person can pick what ingredients they want in their omelet.
  • Serve with English muffin, bagel, fruit, or toast.
  • Cook up to 6 omelets in a large pot. 
  • For a lower cholesterol omelet use 3 egg whites or 1/2 cup low cholesterol egg product instead of whole eggs.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet make the omelot with one egg. Count as 7 grams protein.

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Ziptop Omelet

Wonnacott says:


I like it. Thanks. A

Jan. 26, 2014, 7:14 AM - Inappropriate review?

Ziptop Omelet

AnnLaustsen says:


I have just joined the site as my husband will soon start dialysis. however I live in Denmark is it possible to have a conversion so weights and messures automatically come up in metric? Dietitian comment: Thanks for the suggestion. We are exploring ways to bring metric measures to our recipes in the future.

Jan. 22, 2014, 4:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

Ziptop Omelet

efreeman54 says:


is it safe to put a plastic bag in boiling water? Ziploc's website said it will melt the bags.

Jan. 19, 2014, 3:35 AM - Inappropriate review?

Ziptop Omelet

jjwwrr1 says:


Great recipe to get kids/grandkids involved in cooking. Our family had a fantastic time making these.

Aug. 22, 2012, 11:32 AM - Inappropriate review?

Ziptop Omelet

jstenske682_ says:


We have made these while camping. Found a similar recipe in a camping cookbook. It works very well.

Mar. 10, 2012, 6:35 AM - Inappropriate review?

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