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Recipe: Veggie Omelet

July 27, 2011

Wanted to share another WIC friendly recipe- Veggie Omelets.  The awesome thing about omelets is there are no set rules about what you can add to them (or if there are- I don’t listen).  This can be especially helpful when feeding picky young eaters because they can choose their own fillings and it is easy for everyone to get exactly what they like.  You can give them a few options (mushrooms, different colored peppers, onions, avocado, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, olives, etc.- heck you could even try adding some fruits like pineapple or strawberries, why not?) and have them fill a bowl with their choices to be added to their omelet later.  I personally like to saute my veggies before adding it to my omelet but you can add them in raw if you like.  All that being said, just take the below recipe as a springboard and be as creative as you like.

Veggie Omelet
Serving Size: 1 omelet

  • 2 large eggs (fresh and room temperature are best)
  • 1/4 c. diced green pepper
  • 1/4 c. diced onion
  • 1/4 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 c. shredded cheese (if you are using the block cheese you can just cut off a long, thin “strip”- I use whatever cheese we have on hand)
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Grab your skillet and melt 1 T. spoon of butter .  Then add your green pepper, onion and mushrooms- cook until they are nice and tender.  Remove veggies with a slotted spoon and set aside.

2. While your veggies are sautéing, whisk together your eggs, salt and pepper (if you like softer, “fluffier” eggs you may want to wait to salt until after they’ve cooked and you can add a little bit of water or milk at this point).

3. Pour you egg mixture into the same skillet that you removed the veggies from (you may have to add a little more butter to the pan beforehand) and cook over medium heat. Pay especial attention to the sides of your omelet to make sure they don’t stick to the pan.  You can take your spatula and lift the edges a little as it cooks.

4. Once the bottom is set but the top still a little runny, evenly spread about 3/4 of your veggie mixture and 3/4 of your cheese to one side then fold omelet over.

5. Cover and let stand 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted.

6. Place omelet on plate and cover with remaining ingredients.  (I also like to top with salsa and sour cream).

Omelets are great for expecting moms (and those trying to conceive) because they give you the opportunity to add some variety to your meal, adding more nutrients and making a more balanced choice.  Another great thing about this meal is that it helps get your protein in – which is so important to your pregnancy and your baby’s health!  Here is a great resource for info on nutrition in pregnancy (including recipes, menu ideas, etc.)- http://birthingnaturally.net/nutrition/index.html

*Depending on the coupons you have- the eggs, various fruits/veggies (look at your WIC info to see which fruits and veggies) and cheese are all covered by WIC.

Our local WIC offices:

McLean county
200 W Front St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: (309) 888-5457

Peoria county
2116 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61604
Phone: (309) 679-6076

Woodford County:
1831 S Main St.
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: (309) 467-3064

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