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  • Writer's pictureS. Lemon

I'm eggs-cited about omelets!

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

A classic healthy Denver omelet with flavors that smack you in the mouth.

Eggs are a great choice for breakfast, brunch, or dinner when it comes to a well-balanced meal. Besides being packed with healthy fats and protein, eggs are also rich in vitamins and minerals. When you add your veggies, meat, and cheese, you have a meal that's packed with nutrients.

Omelets are one of the best foods because they can be made dozens of ways, loaded with vegetables, and will keep you full for a long time. All of these features make it an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

Now you might be saying, I don't like vegetables, so what do I do? You can simply omit them, add in meats (i.e., Canadian bacon, bacon or ham), use seafood (i.e., shrimp), or just add cheese. Better yet, you can combine many of the previous examples into your own combination. That is how I got started.

One of the best things about omelets is that it fits within so many diets, to include; ketogenic, low carb, diabetic, macro friendly or even pescetarian. During my 60 lb weight loss and over the last 11 years of maintenance, I have regularly incorporated omelets into my diet.

So instead of belaboring this, let's crack some eggs!

Healthy Denver Omelet Ingredients (1 serving)

3 whole eggs

4-5 cherry tomatoes (cut in half)

1/4 large red onion

2 oz of ham

1 tbsp avocado oil (divided)

1 oz feta cheese

Splash of heavy cream (optional)



Directions: In a bowl, add in eggs and HWC if you are using it. Lightly beat. On high, heat up a 8-10" pan. Add 1/2 tbsp oil once the pan is hot. Add in onions, salt and cook for about 2 minutes. Once the onions are almost cooked, add in tomatoes and ham. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the tomatoes bread down. Set aside in a bowl once cooked.

Add in remaining oil. Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl. Pour in the beaten eggs. Quickly stir and shake the pan to distribute the eggs and ensure they cook evenly. When they are almost set, take the pan off the heat and add veggies. Fold the eggs, transfer to a plate, crack some fresh pepper and stop with feta cheese.

Nutrition (1 Serving)

Calories: 517

Protein: 43.6g

Fats: 32.2g

Carbs: 13.4g

Fiber: 3.2g

Net Carbs: 10.2g


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