Adding veggies to breakfast is an easy way to help the family reach its daily fruit and veggie intake goal. It always makes me feel good to send my kids off to school knowing they have had a healthy breakfast. Say goodbye to plain eggs and toast and hello to a veggie-packed omelet recipe.
Health Benefits of Eating a Veggie Omelet
There are so many health benefits to eating a Veggie Omelet. We’re going to share what they are for each veggie we chose below!
Sweet onions are a great source of fiber, and they’re also a good source of vitamins C and B6. Sweet onions are low in calories and fat, and they’re a great way to add flavor to your breakfast.
Broccoli is a great source of fiber, and it’s also a good source of vitamins C and K. Broccoli is low in calories and fat, and it’s a great way to add nutrients to your breakfast.
Tomatoes are a great source of fiber, and they’re also a good source of vitamins A and C. Tomatoes are low in calories and fat, and they’re a great way to add flavor and color to your breakfast.
Can I Add Different Veggies to My Veggie Omelet?
Yes! You can add any veggies you like to your Veggie Omelet. Some other great options include:
The possibilities are endless! Get creative and add whatever veggies you like best.
Can I Just Use Egg Whites?
Yes! If you’re looking for a lower-fat option, you can use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Egg whites are a good source of protein, and they’re a great way to make your Veggie Omelet even healthier.
What About The Cheese? Does it HAVE to Be Cheddar?
You can definitely add any cheese you like to your Veggie Omelet! Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, and it’s a great way to add flavor to your breakfast. If you’re looking for a lower-fat option, you can use cottage cheese or feta cheese. You can even go sans cheese if you would like.
What About Toppings?
There are so many great options for toppings! We used tomatoes, but some of our other favorites include:
Add whatever toppings you like best, and we’re sure it will taste amazing.
What Are The Best Sides to Eat with My Veggie Omelet?
We opted for whole wheat toast. However, you could also choose :
– A side salad (Perfect if you’re eating this as a brunch dish)
Tips for Encouraging Kids to Eat a Veggie Omelet
If you’re looking for ways to get your kids to eat a Veggie Omelet, here are a few tips:
– Let them help you cook! Kids love to help in the kitchen, and they’re more likely to eat something if they’ve helped make it.
– Use fun shaped cookie cutters to make Veggie Omelets that are fun and unique.
– Add their favorite cheese or toppings to the Veggie Omelet.
– Serve Veggie Omelets with their favorite sides.
With these tips, you’re sure to get your kids to eat a Veggie Omelet!
Make This Recipe for a Crowd!
If you want to, you can make this dish for a crowd by baking it in the oven and multiplying the ingredients by four.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray a 9X13 Pyrex dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Then, in a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients except for the olive oil and the tomatoes. (You won’t need the olive oil at all if you’re baking this Veggie Omelet)
Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking dish, and then bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the omelet is firm and cooked through. Note: Some oven times may vary!
Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before topping with your tomatoes and serving.
Then, serve with your favorite breakfast sides.
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 2 tablespoons shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
- Whisk egg and egg white together in small bowl.
- Heat oil in small nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onions and broccoli, and cook 3-4 minutes. Add eggs and cook 3-4 minutes, or until set. Add cheese and parsley. Stir, fold in half and remove from heat.
- Top with tomatoes.