Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast
This easy breakfast recipe, which takes just 15 minutes start to finish, packs a one-two punch that will leave you feeling satisfied yet energized.
The broccoli provides filling fiber (and just 30 calories per serving), while the protein-loaded eggs curb appetite and will help stave off those late-morning cravings.
If you ask us, omelets are an appropriate choice for any meal. The super-simple (and versatile!) dish welcomes a wide range of healthy additions. Caramelized onions? Sure. Slow-roasted tomatoes? Why not. Omelets are basically a blank canvas, so you can add any ingredients you want to bulk up the nutrition and meet your flavor preferences. In this video, we’ll show you how to cook one of our very favorite omelets, made with vitamin-packed broccoli and protein-rich feta cheese.
Whether you’re a fan or not, broccoli is one of the best foods for you. Don’t believe us? The supergreen contains an enzyme, called nicotinamide mononucleotide, that has been shown to slow aging processes in mice. What’s more, research also shows broccoli contains compounds that might help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
While cheese isn’t exactly low in calories, a smart serving of the tasty ingredient (think: two tablespoons) is a perfect way to add an extra hit of vegetarian protein to your omelet, not to mention some melty goodness.
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Want to see how you can whip up your best omelet yet? Watch the video above. We’ll show you how to quickly cook broccoli so it softens before it’s added to your omelet. After that, all you need to do is combine the eggs, feta, and a flavor-packed spice like dried dill together in a bowl. Add the egg mixture to your pan and cook for three to four minutes before flipping. Cook the second side for about two minutes, then serve and enjoy it with whole grain toast.
The combination of protein and healthy fats from the eggs and cheese, vitamin-packed broccoli, and good-for-you carbs in the bread makes for a perfectly balanced meal, any time of day.
Foods that fight fat
Losing weight—and keeping the pounds off—isn't a quick or easy process, but a few simple diet tricks can be a big help along the way. Our favorites? Eating lots of protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, which boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full all day long.If you're not sure how to work these calorie-burning ingredients into your daily menu, start with these recipes. They all include at least one weight-loss superfood, and, best of all, they can be made in 30 minutes or less!
- Spiced Green Tea Smoothie
- Green tea is one of the top fat-burning foods, thanks to a metabolism-boosting compound known as EGCG. In one study, drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks!This rich smoothie is perfect if you get tired of sipping hot green tea. Flavored with cayenne spices, lemon, and agave nectar, it provides all the nutritional benefits of green tea and will fill you up, to boot.
- Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites
- Dessert doesn't have to erase a healthy meal! The bananas in this easier-than-pie dessert—all you need is a knife and a microwave—are a rich source of resistant starch, a type of healthy carbohydrate that helps you burn calories and eat less.
- As an added bonus, the semisweet chocolate contains healthy fats to further rev your metabolism.
Banana & Almond Butter Toast
This simple yet tasty morning pick-me-up features no fewer than three of the best foods to eat for breakfast. The bananas and whole-grain rye bread are high in resistant starch, to help boost metabolism, while the almond butter adds hunger-curbing protein and healthy monounsaturated fats.
One slice contains just 280 calories, but it's guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime.
This breakfast option couldn't be simpler, but it packs a nutritional wallop. The rye bread and banana will get you halfway to your daily Resistant Starch goal, and the almond butter adds metabolism-boosting MUFAs.
Resistant Starch: 5.6g
This breakfast option couldn't be simpler, but it packs a nutritional wallop. The rye bread and banana will get you halfway to your daily Resistant Starch goal, and the almond butter adds metabolism-boosting MUFAs