Its Egg-cellent choice! Top 10 ways we like Eggs & Veggie Omelet Recipe!

Breakfast is old news –  try eggs for lunch,  supper & snacks!  If any of you know me – you realize that our family loves fresh veggies, my hubby is a meat-a-tarian and we all love eggs, eggs and more eggs.  While this doesn’t make us very different than lots of other families.  I thought I would  highlight some of our big kids (mom and dad ) and smaller kids (the 4 year old and 6 year old’s) favourite ways to eat eggs.

Our Top 10 Fave ways to eat eggs!

  1. Hard boiled.  Hard boiled eggs are hands down our families fave snack.  We boil up a bunch and keep them in the fridge for quick snacking.   * Watching cholesterol or saturated fat?  Hard boiled eggs make it easy!  Just stick to the whites and for-go the yolks!
  2. Hard boiled on Salad or Wrap – cut up a hard boiled (from the ready to peel bowl in the fridge) and add to a salad or chop up and put in a wrap with  Sweet Heat Mango Hot Sauce, red onions and cucumber  (Mommies fave  quick lunch)
  3. Deviled Eggs – scoop the hard boiled yolks out add some dijon mustard and mayo whip, until creamy. Use a icing bag (or a sandwich bag with the corner cut off) to fill the egg whites.  Sprinkle with paprika OR Hard boiled eggs with the yolks removed and sprinkled with paprika. (This is 6 year old Leea’s fave).
  4. Egg Salad – add a little mayo, onion, celery, mustard and chopped up hard boiled eggs and top with lettuce and tomato for an easy lunch.  (my fave as a kid)
  5. Scrambled eggs – ’nuff said.  4 year old Ben’s fave is rye toast with peanut butter and  scrambled eggs (sometimes all together in a sandwich  – hey he’s 4 what can I say…)
  6.  Quiche – use up left over veggies, bacon, ham, spinach cheese etc with a great quiche (yes real men eat quiche (they just don’t admit it))
  7. On a buttered bagel with hot sauce (Sweet Mango Heat), cheddar cheese, red onion and salami (Dad’s fave lunch)
  8. Fried Eggs – served sunny side up or if in a sandwich over easy (Dad’s fave breakie or lunch) – preferably cooked in bacon drippings (barf – o sorry was that out loud it was supposed to be just for me)
  9. Toad in the Hole – butter bread, cut  hole out of the centre approx the size of an egg.  Add bread to  a hot  pan and crack an egg into the centre, cook as you would a fried egg.  (My ex-roommate’s fave and my sister’s fave growing up). Fry this in the bacon or sausage drippings if you really want to see a heart attack on a plate 🙂
  10. Veggie Omelet – Hands down my fave!  This is one of my fave dinners.  (recipe below).  Even my husband who makes a face when I say lets have a veggie omelet for supper has changed his tune and has decided that this is pretty. damn. good.  Make this into brunch by making homemade pancakes & sausage.  (Pancake recipe coming!)

Veggie Omelet (for 2)

  • EVOO
  • misc assorted veggies – I used 4 pieces asparagus – washed trimmed and cut into 3’s,  1 small stalk broccoli (chopped), 2 portabella mushrooms washed and sliced into good sized chunks, 1 zucchini peeled and sliced
  • 4 eggs – beaten with a fork
  • 2 dashes cayenne sauce (like Red Hot or Louisiana Sauce)
  • 3-4 TB milk  

  • ((more or less depending on taste)
  • 1/4 c feta cheese crumbled
  • fresh ground pepper
Heat a small frying pan.  Add some EVOO.  Add veggies, and cook until almost done (the asparagus and broccoli will turn bright green).    
Meanwhile whisk together beaten eggs, milk, hot sauce and black pepper.  Add to a hot medium sized pan.  I typically use a rubber scraper to pull back the edges of the omelet and let the uncooked  egg run down to fill in where the cooked portion is pulled back.  
Scrape (gently don’t break your egg base) the “wet” or uncooked runny part over to the side and let it flow to bottom of pan.  Add cooked veggies from the other pan to one side of the omelet.  Add the feta. flip on side over the filling. Allow to cook for a couple more minutes, remove and serve. 
** When I made the one in the picture at the top – I over filled the middle so my omelet would not close properly – we simple ate the extra veggies as they fell out.
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5 responses to “Its Egg-cellent choice! Top 10 ways we like Eggs & Veggie Omelet Recipe!

  1. Lots of great ideas! We have hens so always have plenty of eggs, so love to pick up new ideas 🙂

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  2. I have a few posts about eggs, and the veggie omelet was my fave too! although, the home version eggs benedict I recently made was a great dinner treat and a close second!

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