One way I encourage my kids to eat healthier foods is by getting them involved in the whole process. For me creating a set up that the kids can pick and choose the ingredients they want in the recipe has been very helpful and a lot less stressful for my picky eater. I love creating a bar so they can make their own tacos, pizzas, baked potatoes and now we’ve started to have fun with a “Make Your Own Omelette Bar”. It’s great for a weekend brunch or even during the week when you want to have a “Breakfast for Dinner.”
The possibilities are endless when creating your own “Make Your Own Omelette Bar.” Some of my favorite themes are…
ITALIAN – Mozzarella, Tomato, Pancetta and Basil
GREEK – Feta, Tomato, Red Onion, and Spinach
MEXICAN – Monterey Jack Cheese, Onion, Peppers, Chorizo and Salsa
FARMERS – Cheddar Cheese, Onion, Ham, Peppers and Potatoes
FRENCH – Brie, Chives and you can add a meat if you would like too (I like ham)
Our omelettes this time around were a “Meatless Monday” theme. I also took any vegetables from the fridge we had and cut those up. This is a good way to use up veggies that are going bad. I snuck in some veggie breakfast sausage just to see if my crew noticed the difference. They had NO CLUE!
After all the veggies were cut with help from my mini chefs we set up the “Make Your Own Omelette Bar.” Everyone was ready to pick and choose what ingredients they wanted in their omelette. We sauted the veggies first then added the eggs and cheese. I let the boys use the stove to cook their own veggies and meat then pour the egg mixture, but I did the flip.
Omelettes are pretty easy. All you need a non-stick pan and butter so they don’t stick. For me the key is to saute the veggies first and don’t burn the eggs. Whisk the eggs well, add salt and pepper then put it in the pan with the other ingredients. I’ve found that using a spatula to gently direct the mixture away from the sides and into the middle works best.
We served ours with fresh fruit which made for a nice and healthy dinner. Afterwards I asked the boys how they liked the breakfast sausage and they both loved it. When I told them that it was actually plant protein, they didn’t even care since they liked it so much. My husband was even a fan. We are meat eaters but I also look for ways to make our “Meatless Monday” meals exciting and healthy. One way is by using Lightlife because it’s a complete plant protein that contains all nine essential amino acids so if you are wanting to eat less meat or go vegetarian altogether then you will not need to worry about missing out on proteins by eating Lightlife products.
As we know not all foods are created equal. When shopping for foods real is always best. I know that I can trust Lightlife because it’s certified organic and has used non-gmo soy for the last 15 years. Whenever I see those seals, it’s a way of letting me know I can trust that brand.
Disclosure: I was given Lightlife product to try. Lightlife is a brand I trust for myself and family and proudly recommend to my community. All opinions as always are my own.
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