Thursday, May 6, 2010

Omelettes And Preventing Breakfast Boredom

You won't find many breakfast recipes on my blog because I'm usually up and have eaten breakfast before the sun rises, thus negating any natural light for photo taking. Yesterday morning however, I slept in late and decided to share with you my most common breakfast entree. I'm sure you've all been curious for a long time now regarding my first meal of the day, right? I suppose I could Tweet about it, share it on Facebook, or even call it in to the local newspaper, but I might as well just tell you right here on my very own blog.

For the past six or seven years I've tried to stick to a breakfast that consists mainly of protein. It keeps me fuller longer than one filled with carbs, even if those are good carbs, such as oatmeal. My body just seems to do better when I eat this way. So most mornings I make myself an Egg Beater omelette. So quick and so easy. Spray pan with cooking spray. Dump in Egg Beaters. Season with salt and pepper. Let eggs sit for a minute or two and then push them around and flip them. Done. Breakfast made and eaten in under 10 minutes. (Do you see now why I get frustrated with people who claim they don't have time for breakfast?)

Now let's talk about breakfast boredom and how to avoid it. Take the above Egg Beater omelette for example. Eating that day in and day out is going to get tiring very quickly so we have to find ways to make it more interesting without adding too much additional time to the preparation. I've become very creative in making my omelettes tastier and even more nutritious by the use of leftovers as toppings.

The omelette shown above is topped with the leftover black bean and avocado relish I made for the grilled mahi mahi we had earlier in the week. After I plated the eggs, I tossed on some of the relish and a sprinkling of Monterey jack cheese and microwaved it for 20- 30 seconds, and then sprinkled on a few diced tomatoes.

Last week my omelette toppings were leftover caramelized onions and sauteed baby spinach and the week before I used leftover refried beans and pepperjack cheese. I've even been known to top my eggs with chili and cheddar cheese or leftover oven roasted veggies.

My point is (and you know how I like to drive a point home) that a simple and healthy breakfast doesn't need to take a lot of time or require a lot of ingredients. Just look in your own fridge. I'm sure you've got omelette toppings in there that you weren't even aware of..... until now!

16 comments:

Pam said...

I eat granola, every day, day in and day out. Your omelette looks amazing. I seriously need to vary my breakfast game plan.

June said...

I'm with you Mags - I like a little variety too, though I have to admit I'm one of those people who don't eat breakfast every day. I do make sure the big guy has a hot breakfast before he leaves the house...I just never get hungry till 10 or so, then it's almost lunch. This omelette could very well change my mind though!

Moogie said...

Girl.... I love omelettes. I find it hard to believe there is boredom at your breakfast table.

Megan said...

Sounds like some nce breakfasts to me! love how you start your mornings!

Snooty Primadona said...

That is one gorgeous omelette! I eat Meusli or cheerios 'cause I'm just not a breakfast person unless someone wants to make it for me or I can order room service.

I meant to leave a comment on yesterday's post but got caught up in reading all your posts I missed. Congrats on that precious grandbaby!

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Wonderful breakfast. Very filling and simple to prepare.

msmeanie said...

Yes, omelettes make a fantastic quick breakfast and are a great way to use up leftovers. I'm always throwing random stuff in my omelettes and they (almost) always turn out good. Your combo sounds delicious.

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks goodness! Now I can sleep better knowing what you have for breakfast. Might I say, it looks delicious!! I, too, am an early riser. I usually look at my blog (and a hundred or so others) while I eat and sip coffee. It's like having breakfast with a lot of interesting friends.

Best,
Bonnie

Karen said...

I agree... a breakfast like this is an easy, healthy meal and doesn't have to be boring. This is kind of the way I make burritos... an egg and whatever else is in the fridge!

Rosemary & Garlic said...

so when you sleep in, what time are we talking. If I make it to 630 it is a miracle.

I'm a yogurt, muesli, banana person, except on the weekends.

Velva said...

Definitely no breakfast boredom for you! I love eggs and have the opportunity each week to get them fresh from a co-worker. All I can say, wow fresh eggs taste delicious. There is a lot egg consumption in our house and your breakfast omlette is a reminder.
Your dish is a great healthy alternative using egg beaters.

cinderskitchen said...

I too need a breakfast of protein or I get hungry even with oatmeal as well. Great ideas, and good way to use leftovers. Thanks for the tips!

cinderskitchen said...

I too need a breakfast of protein or I get hungry even with oatmeal as well. Great ideas, and good way to use leftovers. Thanks for the tips!

Taryn said...

I eat "egg beater" omelettes all the time too...that avocado relish sound great!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Yeah, I think you know, I'm not an egg fan - but I like how you made this look and I'm sure my kids would gobble this up!

stephchows said...

oooo that black bean relish sounds delicious!!