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Veggie Omelet in a Mug

A quick and easy recipe that uses the microwave to make a healthy breakfast.
Egg omelet topped with cheese in a mug.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 eggs
2 Tablespoons low-fat or nonfat milk
1 dash salt
1 dash pepper
¼ cup finely chopped vegetables (any type)
2 Tablespoons grated cheese (any type)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse or scrub fresh vegetables under running water before preparing.
  3. Lightly grease the inside of a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug.
  4. Use a fork to combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in the mug and stir well.  Mix in the vegetables and cheese.
  5. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds. Stir. Return to the microwave and cook on HIGH until the mixture has puffed and set, 60 to 90 seconds. The omelet may look wet on the top but it will dry as it cools.

Notes

  • To make a meal, serve with a slice of whole grain toast and fruit.
  • Try adding cilantro on top for more flavor.

Comments

I am surprised how well this works. Only one dish to clean, its fast, and tasty. I served samples of this at college food pantries. Many people didn't know you could microwave eggs and were pleasantly surprised at the fluffy moist texture of the eggs. This is a great way to get some veggies in your breakfast or just use up little bits of left over veggies. I like adding broccoli, bell pepper, and green onions to mine. 

This recipe is a go-to weekday breakfast that I make often. It's very flexible, you can add different spices and vegetables. My favorite breakfast right now is to make this with garlic, tomatoes, basil, and cheese. 

this was really good! I really liked it and it was very simple to make. I added in a bit of jalapeno and onion to mine. That turned out really good! I plan on making this again sometime!

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