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A duo of outrageous omelets

Let's get crackin'!

by: Melissa A. Kay

There's nothing like a piping hot omelet to start the day. Then again, omelets are delicious morning, noon, or night. What's not to love about fluffy eggs cooked just right, filled with wholesome and delicious ingredients custom-prepared to your liking?

Eggs are about 70-80 calories each, and boast 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats, as per Authority Nutrition. They are chock-full of important vitamins our bodies need and raise the HDL cholesterol level in our bodies (that's the "good" cholesterol). In a nutshell, eggs make for a great base for a healthy meal, like one of the favorite ways to prepare eggs – as an omelet.

Sure, we've all seen the 3-cheese omelet, or some variation of veggies and ham or sausage, but the options shouldn't end there. Think of all of the ingredients that are missing out on being inside an omelet. It is a great place to be… for food, that is.

Here are a couple of outrageous omelet ideas that will have you buzzing over brunch. Take these recipes and tweak them to create more delightful concoctions so you never run out of new things to eat. Let's get crackin'!

Each recipe makes one omelet. Multiply the recipe to make more for the people longing for a bite of yours!

"Pizza" perfection

Ingredients:

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream

¼ cup shredded whole milk or low-fat mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup marinara or pizza sauce (Try Prego Merlot Marinara)

½ teaspoon oregano (dried)

Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk the eggs and milk (or cream) in a small bowl and add the oregano, salt, and pepper. Add one of the tablespoons of parmesan cheese into the bowl and mix in. Heat a non-stick or sprayed pan on a low-to-medium heat and pour the mixture into the pan. Let the edges start to set and watch until the middle looks almost set. Then pour the mozzarella cheese onto one side of the eggs and watch until melted. Flip one side of the eggs to cover over the half with the cheese, top with the sauce and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan cheese. Heat for another minute and serve sauce-side down. Who needs all that heavy dough when the eggs are so light, fluffy, hot, and delicious? Mama mia!

Sweet and sticky

Ingredients:

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons chopped pecans

1 tablespoon golden raisins

1/8 cup granola (Try Bear Naked)

¼ cup maple syrup (Try Crown)

Whisk the eggs, milk (or cream), cinnamon, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Once fully whisked, add the nuts and raisins and give it a mix. Heat a non-stick or sprayed pan on a low-to-medium heat and pour the mixture into the pan. Let the edges start to set and watch until the middle looks almost set. Now pour the granola onto one side of the eggs and flip the other side to cover the granola-topped half. Let heat for another minute and serve with maple syrup. Who said omelets had to be savory? You'll opt for this texture-rich omelet over pancakes or French toast any day. You'll get more protein and a treat unlike anything you've tried before.

Stay tuned for more oooh-worthy omelets!

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