Omelets already have a fair amount of protein in them, being an egg-based dish. You can add additional protein to your omelet though with meats such as sausage, ham or bacon. Vegetables such as broccoli also add protein to an omelet. By adding vegetables to your omelet you can get other nutrients such as vitamin D, various B vitamins, vitamin C, iron and potassium. A protein-filled omelet can be the main dish in a healthy breakfast, ensuring you start your day out right.
Things You'll Need
Whisk the milk and eggs together in a bowl.
Add the oil to a small skillet and bring it to medium heat. Add the broccoli to the skillet and sauté for five minutes.
Set the broccoli aside in a bowl and return the skillet to the heat.
Pour the egg mixture into the pan and stir briefly.
Let the eggs set in the pan (this should take about 1 minute) and add the broccoli and meat of your choice to one half of the egg.
Season with salt and pepper, then carefully fold the other half of the egg over the meat and veggies.
Continue cooking until the omelet is done, about three to four more minutes.
Remove from the skillet and serve hot.
References and Resources"Eggs: Fresh, Simple Recipes for Frittatas, Omelets, Scrambles & More"; Jodi Liano; 2011
"Omelets & Frittatas"; Jennie Shapter and Tara Fisher; 2005
"The Book of Crepes and Omelets"; Steven Wheeler; 1989