Spinach and Bell Pepper Omelet
Serves: 1 hearty appetite or 2 light appetites
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 3 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- 1 salt
- 1 ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup orange bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 teaspoon chives, fresh, chopped
- Beat eggs in a small bowl. Mix in salt, pepper and nutmeg.
- Heat butter in a small skillet over medium heat; stir in bell peppers, spinach and onions. Cook until peppers are tender and onions start to brown, about 5 minutes. Place half of the spinach in skillet and cook until just wilted.
- Stir in egg mixture. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. Cook until egg mixture sets, then with the skill and sounds of Julia Childs, flip the omelet! (If you don’t get a perfect flip this time, be sure to laugh about it… the perfect omelet takes many flips and messy aprons!)
- Cook for 2 minutes more and then place the remaining spinach onto half of the omelet. Fold one side of the egg over the spinach and garnish with fresh chopped chives.
- Serve with fresh tomatoes and a small handful of mixed salad greens if desired.
Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, as they are full of essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein). They can provide increased energy levels and help to build muscle mass. In addition, eggs do not adversely affect blood sugar levels so they will also help to sustain your energy level. Eggs are also one of the very few natural food sources of vitamin D. This nutrient not only gives you energy but also partners with calcium to build and maintain healthy bones.
Did you know that bell peppers are super high in vitamin C? Even higher than oranges! The addition of these immmune-boosting veggies, along with nutritious iron and vitamin K-rich spinach is a very Good Decision to start off your morning with.