Good Eats: Veggie Omelet

I received lots of requests in response to my post, Slim Tip: Why Break the Fast?, to share the recipe for the egg white omelet I like to have for breakfast, so I have posted the whole thing for you below!

Good Eats: Veggie Omelet

When I have the time, I like to whip up a nice breakfast for myself. Usually, I make an egg white omelet with vegetables. This makes for a great breakfast because the egg whites are full of protein and the veggies have lots of nutrients and fiber.

Below is the basic recipe I follow. Needles to say, I do mix it up based on what vegetables are in season and, more importantly, what’s available in my refrigerator. Sometimes I’ll have the omelet with a side of toast and berries depending on how much time I have…

Note: This recipe makes one omelet.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup egg whites (sometimes I add in a full egg, with the yolk)
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • ¼ teaspoon (about a pinch) onion powder
  • ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup shredded low fat (or skim) grated mozzarella cheese
  • Note: A few vegetables I like to sub in are steamed asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, or steamed broccoli.

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, beat together the egg whites, spinach and onion powder.
  2. In a small skillet coated with olive oil cooking spray over medium heat, pour in the egg mixture and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Flip with spatula and cook another 2 minutes. (At this point it will look like a big egg pancake. Yum!)
  4. Reduce heat to low and sprinkle on cheese and cherry tomatoes and then fold omelet in half (one side over the other). Cook for another minute or so to allow cheese to melt and then serve.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

This omelet is really simple, quick, and very easy to make! Plus, it’s a great way to kick start your day. The best part? You’ll notice that the egg + veggie combo will keep you feeling full longer.

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Categories: Good Eats, Lauren Conrad, Recipe Box
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  • Vivienne Horvath

    yummy ! ;)

  • Melissa Panici

    Oooh that looks so good!! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks Lauren!

  • krisss

    lookin’ good!

  • Aurora

    I’m addicted to egg whites!! LOVE breakfast time with them, so will definitely have to try this scrumdibiliumptious omelete!

  • samah AS

    that looks yummy! can’t wait to see how it tastes :) thank u lauren xo

  • Sabrinchen

    Lauren, could you also pleeeaaase post the recipe for your carbless pizza version you posted a few days ago on your Twitter site? That would be so nice! Thank you!!

  • Roberta Melim

    what do you do with the yolk, whe you don’t use it on the omelet? don’t like to waste food, and i can’t think of anything to do with it… =]

  • Saimiris

    YUMMYYYYYY, YUMMMMYYY

  • Kaitlin Braithwaite

    Yummmm sounds great! This is my favorite breakfast cookie recipe from Fitnessista (http://www.fitnessista.com). It’s high in protein so it keeps me full for hours and is also delicious. I add a small amount of flax meal to give it an extra boost of fiber!

    In a small bowl, add 1/3 cup oats, 1 tbs nut butter of choice and 1/2 scoop protein powder.

    Stir to combine and use the spoon to break up the nut butter until you have a nice crumbly mixture.

    Add 1/8 cup milk of your choice and mix until fully moistened.

    Now the fun part- pick the mix-ins! You can get creative with this one- I’ve tried banana, raisins, pumpkin, chocolate chips, ground espresso beans… add anything you like

    Stir in your mix-ins of choice and season

    Plop the mixture onto an appetizer-sized plateand with the back of your spoon, flatten it into a round shape with equal thickness throughout

    Put the cookie in the fridge overnight. It will harden slightly from the nut butter and the oats will soften from the milk.

    Eat with a spoon!

  • Corryn Batykefer

    This looks delicious! Iwill definitely be trying this out!

    Thank you!

    http://www.rewindwithcoffee.com

  • Aine Carlin

    Lauren, if you like eggs then you should try my vegan option with this toasted tofu burrito – perfect morning fodder! Plenty of protein in there too;)

    http://peasoupeats.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/tofu-toasted-burrito/

  • Kellie Norton

    Yummy!! My roommate and I are so excited to try this :) Thanks Lauren!!

  • Flavia Roque

    Laureeen, great recipe! I know what I’m going to eat tonight =)

  • Princess

    Easy and yummy shake when you need to get out the door quickly!

    Breakfast Protein Shake

    1/2 cup(s) of Ice 1/2 cup(s) of Almond milk 1/4 cup(s) of Protein powder 1/2 Banana 1/2 cup(s) of Strawberries 2 tbsp. of Almond butter 1/4 cup(s) of Oats 2 tbsp. of Unsweetened applesauce 1 tbsp. of Wheatgerm 1 tbsp. of Ground Flaxseed Steps Add all ingredients to blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy

  • Ashley Hayne

    I like to eat a bowl of oat bran with a tblspoon of almond butter. yum!

  • Sung-Yeh Nordquist

    Yay this made me so happy! Totally made my day! Thanks LC! :)

  • Jewels

    I like to make a slice of whole grain toast with a little butter and top it with a sliced hard boiled egg with a sprinkle of pepper.

  • Shaden Abu-Hammad

    It’s mouth-watery :)

  • tinamarie

    i will definately try to make this, but my omelets never to seem to cook well. i always end up making scrambled eggs. haha anyways, if i’m not in too much of a hurray, usually am, i combine; greek yogurt, honey, granola, and a berry (any or all, whatever you like). i usually add a fiber one bar as the granola. (:

  • Erin Allard

    Such a great healthy breakfast option, thanks LAuren for sharing your recipe. My super quick “”girl on-the-go”” breakfast is 1 cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt with a little raw honey drizzled over the top, and a tablespoon of each: raw walnuts, raw pistachios, and dried cranberries. It’s the perfect blend of flavors, and full of protein and fiber. It’s easy to make this in a coffee mug if you need to eat it on the road.

  • Emma Haw

    Sound great! I cant wait to try it! I dont usually have a ton of time on the morning so I just opt of cereal! I love Special K with non fat milk, strawberries, and a glass of Orange Juice! Yum!

    3 girls, 1 blog, and the persuit of making every day more beautiful!

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  • Edina Lukacs

    This sounds really tasty. I do not have time during weekdays, so I just grab a croissant and a to-go coffee which makes me feel really special and happy. On weekend, I do star-shaped or heart-shaped waffles or scrambled eggs, but this Saturday, your omlett will be on the menu :)

  • Ana Rodrigues

    I love my bowl of cereal with skim milk :)

  • Ivanna Aguilar

    I love eating the egg whites in the morning with a side of oj (orange juice) with the 50 calories!

  • Amanda Lehman

    I do the exact same thing when I have the time! When I’m rushed I make a smoothie.

  • Kalyn Mann

    Egg whites are so delicious- I sometimes put them between two pieces of whole wheat toast for a nice, lil’ breakfast sammy! Thanks for the recipe

  • Koceva Tamara

    Mmmmm.. this looks delicious, I’ll definitelly have to try it! Thanks Lauren! I hope you will post more healty recipies, I would really like to try all of them!

  • Carmen Farrel

    Yummy yummy…i am so gonna try that one out! Thanks Miss L

  • Priya Khoda

    Omg i made this yesterday! was sooo yummy :D

  • Casey Wheat

    Im going to make this weekend! I really dont eat eggs but Im going to try it!!

    Really in the morning I eat a fiber bar on my way out the door…or some fruit and a glass of water! Or I have some ceral…Im not really a breakfast person

  • Leah S

    I can’t wait to try this!!

  • Enma Eugenia Curiel Hurtado

    I can do this recipe monday morning before the university. thanks =)

  • Jessica Galfo

    yum!! that looks delicious

  • Glorietta88

    Thanks!!!!..I just come back from my holidays and I have to come back to my habits and eat healthy :)…This is a good start!!!

  • Emma Pugh

    yum!

  • Aja Doe

    When I have time, I like to make a fruit smoothie. I just add in random fruits in my fridge, and some greek yogurt. Mangoes, peaches, bananas, and berries all work well in any kind of combination.

    I also started baking an apple in the oven for about 30 min, slicing it, then putting it in oatmeal and adding brown sugar and raisins.

    I normally just make 2 scrambled eggs with a kraft single, wheat toast and coffee.

  • Laur

    my friend will absolutely love this because she’s a vegetarian and can never think of any omelet toppings to add!

  • Laurenda Dosenberry

    I love making veggie omelets in the morning!

    I also make a deslicious chocolate raspberry protein shake! Here is a link to my recipe!

    http://www.laurenconrad.com/user/recipe/chocolate-raspberry-protein-shake

  • Laurenda Dosenberry

    And by deslicious I mean delicious ;)

  • Ib N

    I love omelets!
    Thanks for this recipe :D

  • Sarah Trostle

    I made this this morning!! It was SOO delicious and quite filling!! Thanks so much!

  • Lauren Larsen

    I’m so trying this tomorrow!! I love to experiment different omletes. :)

  • Haley Fleck

    You could add red pepper flakes in with eggs also to give your metabolism a jump start!

  • Molly Jane

    This is going to be a recipe I will have to practice on (it’s hard to make it a perfect pancake circle!), but right now I am enjoying this so much. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy with my own homemade breakfast. :)

  • gatorgirl7

    I would be starving after this…1/4 cup of egg whites? I always do at least 2 eggs and 1/2-1 cup of veggies…and a piece of fruit.

  • Raven Locks

    True…it sure doesn’t sound like much. Especially since breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I NEVER leave the yolk out either. Whole eggs contain the most vitamins and nutrients out of any single source of food. But unfortunately many of us have been fooled that eggs/egg yolks are bad for you!

  • Diana

    This was SO good!! I always love trying new ways of incorporating veggies into my recipes.
    I used 1/4 cup egg whites and added one whole egg as well. Because I didn’t necessarily have all of the exact ingredients, I substituted the baby spinach for regular spinach, the cherry tomatoes for finely chopped regular tomatoes, and the mozzarella cheese for monterey jack cheese. I then paired it with a small fruit smoothie instead of the side of berries and mmm mmm mmmm :)

  • Sally Cobb

    I just tried this for the first time today and it was absolutely amazing! It’s a great brunch food to fill you up after a big workout. I had just came back from a long track practice and I was so hungry for something healthy. I actually had everything you suggested on the post, and every little bit tasted delicious! Please post more of your breakfast or lunch ideas!

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