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March 22, 2012

Eat Yellow: Add Bell Peppers to Your Omelet

By Brandon Nichols, Community Outreach Coordinator, Self-Proclaimed Foodie

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your body going after many hours (hopefully) of sleep. The food that you eat for breakfast will have a huge impact on how your day goes. When you are making breakfast make sure that you add some color to your plate!

In the morning, I love to start with an omelet and fruit. The best thing about an omelet is that you can incorporate the vegetables in your fridge that you've haven't had a chance to use yet. I hate to waste food so an omelet is a great option.

One of my favorite additions to an omelet is yellow bell pepper. Bell peppers are a great way of adding vitamin C to your diet. Below is how I prepare my omelet. Fair warning: if you have never made an omelet before do not worry if it does not come out perfect. Mine still do not always turn out as well as I would hope. But they are delicious!

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup cheese
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • Heat a small pan over medium heat and melt the butter.
  • In a bowl add the eggs, oregano, salt, pepper, and water. Whip with a fork until pale.
  • Saute the onions and pepper until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Cook until the egg mixture is not too liquidy on top.
  • Add the cheese and fold in half. 
  • Cook on both side for 3 minutes per side then transfer to a plate and enjoy warm.
What type of healthy items do you add to your omelets?

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