To be healthy and fit includes work in several areas, especially what you do in the kitchen. Working out in the gym for hours can give you zero or little results if you eat an unhealthy diet. A healthy omelet is a good option for any meal.
Sometimes I go into my cooking mode and prepare several dishes at once. I go through the necessary steps of planning, shopping and then preparing to ensure we have healthy food on hand. Other times I need something quick and easy for our meal. That is when I usually turn to eggs.
Healthy Egg Omelet for 2:
- 1-2 teaspoon olive oil
- 4-5 large eggs (you can also use 1-5 egg whites to help cut down on cholesterol)
- ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup chopped zucchini, chopped
- 1/4 cup of sweet yellow, red or orange bell pepper, chopped
- ¼ cup chicken, chopped (optional)
Stir the egg and/or egg whites together in a small bowl and set aside. Coat the bottom of a skillet with the olive oil. . On medium heat, lightly cook the vegetables to your desired firmness, add the stirred eggs. Cook the mixture until the eggs are firm and moist, but not hard.
There are so many variations of this recipe. You can use any kind of vegetables that you like and have on hand. Some of the others ingredients that I have used are broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, yellow squash, asparagus, brussels sprouts, or onion. Many times, I will use left-over grilled vegetables. I use a variety of protein as well. In addition to chicken, turkey or salmon are great options.
What are some of your favorite omelet ingredients? Eggs are so versatile, and a healthy omelet is a good option for any meal. You can also use similar ingredients to make quiches and frittatas!