Virginia Feature: Petit Veggie Omelets

If you’ve ever struggled to incorporate vegetables into your toddler’s diet, you’re not alone. I consider it a win if my daughter will at least give a new veggie a try, even if she doesn’t always eat it the first, or second time it is served.

These bite-sized veggie omelets are, as the French would say, a great “manière cachée,” or secret way to sneak healthy food onto your child’s plate. With all the scents and flavors of a cheesy Provençal pizza, these muffin-sized omelets are as tasty as they are nutritious. But your toddler never has to know.

My daughter and I often make our petit veggie omelets together on Sundays. That way they are ready to heat and eat for breakfast the next morning. While they stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days, they rarely last beyond Wednesday. Enjoy with a side of fresh berries. Or try them sliced in half, on top of two pieces of buttered toast.   Et, voilà!

Bon appétit!

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Petit Veggie Omelets

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 8 Free Range Organic Eggs
  • 1 Cup - Egg Whites
  • 2 Cups - Fresh Chopped Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Box - Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links (10 Links), thawed and chopped
  • 15 Grape Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 Cup - 2% Grass-fed Milk
  • 1 Cup - Shredded Gruyere Cheese (Parmesan is a great choice too)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Herbes de Provence

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350°
  2. Spray 1 muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full with chopped broccoli, chopped sausage and quartered tomatoes
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, pepper and herbs
  5. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables to fill each muffin cup almost to the top
  6. Sprinkle shredded gruyere on top of each muffin cup
  7. Bake for 25 minutes

Additional Info

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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5 Comments

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    Mike July 11, 2016 (12:35 pm)

    These are amazing! Thankfully I get to eat them 🙂

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    Sarah July 11, 2016 (7:00 pm)

    These were a lifesaver in the early sleep deprived weeks after my second daughter was born. Protein – check, veggies – check, kid approved – check, those protein bars I bought didn’t stand a chance.

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      Nicole Bedard July 11, 2016 (7:12 pm)

      You are so right! A perfect go-to recipe at any age and stage of sleep deprivation 🙂

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      Leigh July 11, 2016 (8:09 pm)

      So very happy they helped feed everyone around the clock, and get you over the “newborn with a toddler” hump! That’s the best compliment.