Recipe: Popeye Omelet

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Want to start your day with a leg up on everyone else? Get in some protein and vegetables! Compared to a breakfast that is mostly carbohydrate, like cereal or oatmeal, getting protein will keep you full and energized for hours. It also will prevent you from seeking out high fat and high sugar foods later in the day. 

The vegetables also get you a hefty boost of vitamin and mineral nutrition. Swap the cheeses or vegetables for other types if you like. You can't go wrong.

Popeye Omelet
2 mushrooms, sliced
1/4 green pepper, diced (yes that’s where the photo in the previous post came from)
1 handful baby spinach
3/4 cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
1 oz. goat cheese or feta

In a nonstick pan (use spray if you need it) cook pepper and mushrooms over medium-low until soft. Add spinach and let cook until wilted. Add egg substitute and cook until set. You can use a spatula to lift the edge of the omelet and tilt the pan so uncooked egg runs underneath. When eggs are set, sprinkle cheese on top, fold in half, and serve. If your omelet-folding skills aren’t up to par, or your cookware isn’t as nonstick as you’d like, just go ahead and scramble it all. Less photogenic, but just and nutritious and delicious.