Written by Jenn Hand, Holistic Nutritionist, Board Certified Health Coach, NBC-HWC

Omelets can be a good option for healthy, holistic weight loss as long as they are prepared with nutritious and delicious ingredients that will make you feel satiated.

Here’s why omelets can be beneficial when you’re on a healthy weight-loss journey:

  1. Protein Content: Eggs, the main ingredient in omelets, are a good source of high-quality protein. Protein can help you feel full longer, which may reduce the likelihood of snacking between meals or having cravings. It can also reduce the likelihood of binge eating or emotional eating.
  2. Customizable Ingredients: You can add a variety of healthy and delicious fillings to your omelet, such as vegetables (spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms), meats, and cheeses. This not only enhances the nutritional value but also allows for variety in your diet.
  3. Versatility: Omelets can be eaten at any time of the day, making them a versatile option for meals or even a protein-rich snack.

Here are 5 nutritious omelet recipes to get your morning started! 

I didn’t put specific amounts of each ingredient, so use what you have on hand or grab a handful of each vegetable (or whatever else works for you!)

Ingredients: 2 eggs, bell peppers, tomatoes, spinach, onions, salt, pepper, olive oil.

Instructions: Sauté veggies, whisk eggs, pour over veggies, cook, and flip.

Ingredients: 2 eggs, mushrooms, spinach, feta cheese, salt, pepper, butter.

Instructions: Sauté mushrooms, add spinach, whisk eggs, pour over, add feta, cook, fold.

Ingredients: 2 eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, salt, pepper, olive oil.

Instructions: Whisk eggs, pour over veggies, cook, fold, and serve.

Ingredients: 2 eggs, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, salt, pepper, coconut oil.

Instructions: Sauté spinach, whisk eggs, pour over, add tomatoes, cook, top with avocado.

Ingredients: 2 eggs, smoked salmon, fresh dill, cream cheese, salt, pepper, butter.

Instructions: Whisk eggs, melt butter, pour eggs, add salmon, dill, cream cheese, cook, fold.

Here are 5 nutritious omelet recipes to get your morning started! 
An omelet can be a great way to kickstart your metabolism in the morning.

Questions about Omelets and Weight Loss

An omelet can be a great way to kickstart your metabolism in the morning. They are chock full of protein and vegetables, so will keep you satiated and satisfied until your next meal. 

Since omelets have eggs as their base, they are a great way to fire up your metabolism in the morning–signaling to your body that you’re ready to burn fuel. Be sure to add vegetables to your omelet and you can’t go wrong with whatever kind you make! 

It’s all about what works for YOUR body.

Eggs are a great source of protein in the morning and keep your blood sugar much more balanced than eating a simple carbohydrate (like muffins, plain toast, or sugary cereal.) They are a good alternative to help your body digest your food more slowly, leaving you satiated throughout the morning. 

Both are wonderfully nutritious foods and you can’t go wrong with either! Oats are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. Eggs are chock full of protein and a good source of omega-3. 

Listen to your body! 

In my work, I’ve found that when you eat a lot of the same thing, the body ends up wanting something else over time. Experiment to find the balance of how many eggs would work for your body per day. 

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About the Author: 

Jenn Hand has been helping women like you become normal eaters since 2015.

She’s worked with thousands of women, helping them to balance their bodies, end bingeing, stop obsessing over food, and start feeling amazing again.  As a board-certified health coach and holistic nutritionist, Jenn knows how to support you in making real positive changes that last.

Her articles have been published on Mind Body Green, Tiny Buddha, Thrive Global and other local and global media platforms. She’s the author of How to Be a Normal Eater and the creator of The Normal Eater’s Club program. Listen to Jenn’s advice and tips on the Cake Doesn’t Count Podcast, or read more of her articles for free on the Food Freedom Blog.

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