While the majority of my meals are vegan and vegetable-based, I will admit to being an avid egg eater. Eggs, especially when organic and grass-fed, are a dense source of nutrition and protein. Generally we think of “whole foods” as vegetables and whole grains, but eggs are also unprocessed. Add onions, peppers, and a leafy green like spinach to your omelet to make it even more nutritious. The great thing about eggs and omelets is that they’re available at many restaurants that don’t have many healthy options. You can find yourself at a diner with a menu that seems to consist of burgers and fries, but often times you’ll be able to get an omelet. While these eggs are not usually organic, a veggie omelet is a much smarter choice than a burger or something deep fried. Just remember to skip on the greasy potatoes and white bread toast!
Making eggs or an omelet at home can be much healthier, and you can incorporate whichever vegetables you like. I also like to add an herb like thyme, and sometimes some goat cheese. If you don’t feel you have omelet-making technique, you can scramble your eggs with the vegetables to make a scrambled omelet.
Veggie Omelet with Onions, Red Pepper, Kale, and Goat Cheese
I suggest cooking your eggs in olive oil. Lightly sauté the onions, pepper, kale, or other vegetables. Add three beaten organic eggs and scramble over low heat (for fluffy eggs). Add herbs, sea salt, and pepper to taste.
Instead of ketchup or hot sauce, I recommend salsa on your eggs. It’s a delicious addition and adds natural anti-inflammatory foods like onion and garlic. It also avoids the dreaded high fructose corn syrup that’s in so many commercial condiments.
Many people think egg whites are a healthier choice when eating eggs. Recent studies are showing that the cholesterol in egg yolks doesn’t seem to affect body cholesterol. Plus, the yolk has the most nutrition. It’s best to eat a food as nature provides it; when man steps in, things usually go wrong! Also avoid products like Egg Beaters, which are full of preservatives and additives to make it seem like “the real thing.”
How do you like your eggs?