Eat your veggies for breakfast

by jerseygirl on January 8, 2009 · 18 comments

Last night’s dinner consisted of roasted chicken with roasted veggies. I always make extra veggies because I love the leftovers. This morning I decided to use the leftover asparagus and red peppers in a nice light omelet. You can use whatever veggies you have on hand. Onions, squash and mushrooms are great choices also. I used one whole egg and one egg white to cut down on some fat calories. The extra yolk was not missed. I had some help in the separation.
Meet Mr Egg….

And the whole egg family….

Are they cute or what? The hubby and kids picked out these gadgets as part of my Christmas presents. I love keeping them on my windowsill in my kitchen.

This omelet works well with my healthy eating theme but come back later today for some Ina Garten pancakes. The pancakes are not exactly figure friendly but they are extremely delicious.

Roasted Veggie Omelet
cooking spray
1/4 cup seasoned, chopped, roasted veggies (I used asparagus and red peppers)
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 TBS water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 oz low fat cheese (I used Swiss Lorraine)
Spray a small nonstick omelet pan with cooking spray. Microwave the veggies for 45 seconds so they are warm. Use a fork to beat the egg, egg white and water in a small bowl. Pour the egg mixture in the pan and give it a good swirl so that they spread out thinly across the entire pan. Sprinkle the eggs with salt and pepper and let them set, this happens quickly depending on the heat of your pan (about one minute). Add the veggie mixture to one half of the omelet and top with cheese. Run a spatula underneath the omelet and turn over half to cover the filling. Cook on low for another minute or two or until cheese is melted. Remove and transfer to a plate. Makes one serving.

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Leslie January 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I love your healthy breakfast!
And the egg family…adorable!

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Michele January 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Lisa, that looks great. I love to do that with leftover spinach and broccoli too!

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Barbara Bakes January 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I really struggle with getting enough veggies in my diet. This sounds like a great solution!

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Patsyk January 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

That looks like a great way to start your day! I need to remember to make extra veggies so I can have a nice breakfast like yours.

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Cathy January 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

This omelet looks great! I might do these as a “breakfast for dinner” one night this week. Great way to pack in a lot of veggies and some protein in a quick and delicious package!

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Pam January 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Your breakfast is way better than mine. I love that you used the leftover roasted veggies in the omelet – tasty. Your eggs are pretty cute and handy.

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Angie January 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm

The egg family is adorable!

And your healthy breakfast looks wonderful. Thank you so much for writing out the directions. That is what I need because I don’t cook. I think I can manage that though ha ha

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Allie January 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Those are the cutest gadgets! Leftover veggies are the best, they stretch the next meal and fill you up with something healthy.

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HoneyB January 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I could eat the veggies….without the eggs. he he. Great breakfast Lisa!

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That Girl January 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I love using mostly egg whites. I ordered an egg white omelet when I was staying with the inlaws and they looked at me like I was crazy. They’ve never heard of only using egg whites.

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kat January 8, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I’m not much of an omelet fan but I’m betting Matt would love this

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Barbara January 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I always eat only veggie omelets as they are awesome. I never thought about using roasted veggies.

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ttfn300 January 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm

haha, i LOVE the egg family 🙂

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Creative One January 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm

My husband would love to have this for breakfast. I will have to surprise him one morning with it!

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Jan January 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Great way to use leftover veggies, that omelet looks delish.

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Paula January 10, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Ooooh yeah, I’ll have an egg and veggie omelet. I just LOVE eggs, and especially enjoy green peppers in them. YUM!

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Robin Sue January 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

I think omlets are such a fun way to use up leftover veggies and a great way to sneak veggies in my diet. Yours looks delish!

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RecipeGirl January 13, 2009 at 10:22 am

I love throwing tons of veggies into an omelette… makes it seem like you’re eating a more substantial meal! Cute egg family 🙂

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