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Health Hack: 5 Tips For A Healthier Omelette Tomorrow Morning

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img_receta_485_tortilla_a_la_francesa_octubre_2012Yum, who doesn't love a good omelette from time to time? All warm and gooey and delicious on a cold winter morning. Plus, they are packed with protein to help get your day off on an energized note. But, if you're not careful, these fluffy breakfast delights can be pretty unhealthy (think, cheese, milk, bacon, sausage). So this week on Health Hack, we have five simple tips to make over your omelette–just in time for a nice relaxing Saturday morning breakfast. Take a look:

1. Add some apples. This is a new one for us, but this apple pie omelette recipe just sounds too delicious to pass up. Plus, you get a nice dose of vitamin C and fiber by adding this fruit. Bananas could also work really well here.

2. Add some salmon. Have some salmon left over from dinner last night? Toss it in your omelette. It not only adds a nice texture and taste, but you get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids to start your day off right. Here is a recipe that includes salmon–and sauerkraut and beets! Don't knock it 'til you tried it!

3. Ditch the cheese. With so many options of what to include in an omelette, there's really no reason for cholesterol-loading cheese in there. Same goes for whole milk when whisking the eggs. Opt for skim and watch the fat content go down for your meal.

4. Load up on veggies. Sure, traditional veggies like mushrooms, onions and green peppers work great in any omelette. But have you considered other foods like asparagus, zucchini, spinach, kale, carrot shreds or even summer squash? Yum. And nutrient-packed.

5. Go vegan. Yes, you can make a delicious vegan omelette–no eggs required. Here is a great recipe that uses soya milk, mushrooms, onions and spices. Healthy and dairy free!

What's your favorite way to make an omelette?

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