Happy New Year, food lovers! Start off January with a cheddar and feta omelet breakfast and a hot frothy vanilla latte.
That’s my idea of a fun way to start a new year anyway. What’s yours?
Breakfast makes me happy no matter the time of day I eat it, especially an omelet loaded with cheese.
7 Reasons Why an Omelet is a Healthy Choice
Eggs contain nutrients like these:
- Protein – builds and repair tissues and good for the bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
- Omega 3 – good for the heart
- Amino Acids – Eggs have all 9 essential amino acids, including ones that enhance the mood and can help with sleep
- Cholesterol – can reduce LDL but increase the good cholesterol (HDL)
- Choline – essential for brain and nerve health. It’s good for methylation. I’m no medical professional, but I do find this interesting because I read that deficits in methylation have been linked to memory loss and cardiovascular disease. Incidentally, nearly 100% of the choline comes from the yolk, so that’s not going to help those who stick to egg whites.**
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin – carotenoids beneficial for the eyes
- Magnesium – contains a small amount, but an indication that you’re not getting enough are symptoms of poor sleep, muscle cramps, and chronic pain.***
Eggs help to beat stress and depression.
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays can cause depression and/or stress. See my blog post about coping tips for holiday blues.
One tip that wasn’t included in the coping tips was eating an omelet. It would probably benefit people to eat more eggs during holidays.
If you’re feeling blue, cook up a two-egg omelet. Not only will it make you feel full. It just might help to minimize the blues.
Feta and Cheddar Omelet
omelet with feta and cheddar cheese
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1/4 Cup red onion, chopped
- 2 eggs, large
- 1/8 Cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil
- 1/2 Cup cheddar cheese
- 1 Tablespoon feta cheese
Beat eggs with a whisk.
Melt butter in pan on medium.
Add eggs and whipping cream to pan.
Stir in eggs and cream.
Sprinkle cheese and basil into egg mixture.
Fold over omelet.