This unique recipe for veggie omelette is a delicious way to sneak in vegetables and anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory turmeric into your diet. This fluffy omelet is loaded with the goodness of cabbage, bell peppers, onions, turmeric, and cheese to give you a yummy and healthy keto breakfast!
Make this sunshine omelet for breakfast and give yourself a great healthy start and a boost of energy for the day. Who says omelettes are only for breakfast? This veggie omelet recipe can also be a part of your post-workout meal, lunch or brunch, especially if you are a vegetarian.
What makes this veggie omelette healthier?
Omelette is one of the easiest recipes you can do with eggs. And the best thing is that you don’t have to think what ingredients go well in an omelette. Add your favorite vegetables or meat, the omelet always gets loved and eaten without any questions asked.
This omelet is also an excuse to add the antioxidant turmeric to your diet which also gives a bright yellow tint. Here I’ve used carrots, sauteed bell peppers, onions and cabbage with turmeric, spices and herbs. Feel free to add veggies of your choice. Cheese and milk add a creamy texture to the omelet.
How to make veggie omelette with cheese
(You can find the exact measurements and instructions in the recipe card at the end of this page.)
Saute onions, bell peppers, cabbage and beat along with the eggs, grated carrot, cilantro, milk, turmeric, salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick omelet pan on low flame, spread oil and pour 3 tablespoons of the beaten egg mixture. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and tilt the pan or stir gently so that the egg gets cooked. Once the egg is almost cooked but still moist, fold and remove immediately to a serving plate. Repeat with the rest of the egg mixture.
What else can you add to this healthy omelet?
Looking for variations? You can add leftover meat, minced tofu, sauteed mushrooms, diced ham, fresh herbs or spinach.
What can you serve with this veggie omelet?
Turn this omelette into your quick lunch, brunch or dinner with these dishes:
- pasta salad with mint yogurt dressing
- cauliflower rice stir fry
- no-mayo coleslaw
- lemon garlic quinoa or 3 bean Mexican quinoa
- creamy vegan chickpea pasta
- cauliflower rice with masala chicken
- buttermilk baked chicken legs
- oven-baked chicken drumsticks
- stir-fried red rice with chicken
Tips to make a fluffy omelet with vegetables and cheese
Though omelets are one of the easiest dishes to prepare, the trick lies in the technique and time taken for cooking, so as to maintain the right texture and taste.
- After you pour in the eggs, rotate the pan and move the mixture around so that the uncooked egg touches the pan.
- Saute the vegetables and let the mixture cool before adding to the beaten eggs. This gives a better flavor to the omelette.
- As a personal preference, I like my omelet slightly browned on the bottom. If you prefer yours to be completely yellow and soft, pour the egg mixture onto the pan as soon as you turn on the flame and spread the oil. Cook on a low flame.
The egg mixture keeps well for a day when refrigerated. The sauteed veggies can keep well for 3 to 4 days if refrigerated in a separate container.
Health benefits of eggs
- Strong muscles: The high-quality protein in eggs helps maintain and repair body tissues, including muscle.
- Brain health: Eggs contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the brain and the nervous system to function effectively.
- Energy production: Eggs contain all the nutrients that the body needs to produce energy.
- A healthy immune system: Vitamin A, vitamin B-12, and selenium in eggs are key to keeping the immune system healthy.
- Lower risk of heart disease: The choline in eggs plays an important part in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine, which may contribute to heart disease.
- A healthy pregnancy: Eggs contain folic acid, which may help prevent congenital disabilities, such as spina bifida.
- Eye health: The lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs help prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related blindness. Other vitamins in eggs also promote good vision.
- Weight loss and maintenance: The protein in eggs can help people feel full for longer. This can reduce the urge to snack and lower a person’s overall calorie intake.
Health benefits of Turmeric
- Turmeric is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties from its main component, curcumin.
- Curcumin also boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF that fights degenerative processes in the brain.
- Curcumin has been studied as a beneficial herb in cancer treatment and been found to affect cancer growth, development and spread at the molecular level.
- Curcumin lowers the risk of heart disease by improving the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of your blood vessels.
- Curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis.
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This recipe was originally published in March 2018 and has been updated with more images to give you a great experience!
“Health benefits of eggs” reference: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283659.php
“Health benefits of turmeric” reference: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric