Enjoy our favorite healthy omelet recipes—perfect for a hearty start to the day, weekend brunch, or breakfast-for-dinner dish.
February 19, 2013
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Not Just for Breakfast
Originating in France, omelets can be easily adapted to suit any taste—fill with seasonal vegetables, meats, or a variety of cheeses. Here, our favorite omelet recipes offer an array of flavors and tastes for a meal (anytime of day) that everyone will love.
First up is our Classic French Omelet, the perfect way to start off any morning. The trick to a perfect French omelet is to pull the pan off the heat as needed, while stirring, to control how fast the eggs cook. The finished omelet should be golden outside and unbrowned, while still creamy at the very center.
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner—we’ll take this omelet anytime of the day. It’s packed with good-for-you veggies and is hearty enough to last you until your next meal. Be sure to use organic butter to make this dish completely clean.
Use a mix of seasonal varieties or your favorite mushrooms to fill this classic French-style omelet. If your pan becomes too hot and the eggs begin to set too quickly, simply lift the pan off the heat to slow the cooking as you stir. Garnish with fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs for a pretty presentation, and serve with fresh fruit.
Black beans and cheddar make for a southwestern-inspired hearty omelet filling, but feel free to vary this recipe by using kidney beans or Monterey Jack cheese instead. Made to feed two, this omelet is perfect to share with your special someone or split amongst the kids for Sunday brunch.
Bursting with flavor and savory ingredients, this omelet is filling and easy to make. Tip: If your vegetable mixture leaves some liquid in the pan, wipe it dry with a paper towel before adding the egg mixture.