Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

Get your day started right with a healthy and simple breakfast omelette cooked in the crock pot! Simple is the key word.

Everything gets thrown into the Slow Cooker and you come back 2 hours later to eat it.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 2 hrs

Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins

Serves 8

Ingredients

❏ 8 large eggs

❏ 1/2 cup milk

❏ 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

❏ salt, to taste

❏ fresh ground pepper, to taste

❏ 1/2 tablespoon dried Italian Seasoning

❏ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

❏ 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste

❏ 1 cup broccoli florets

❏ 1 small red bell pepper, diced

❏ 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped

❏ 2 cloves garlic, minced

 

For Garnish:

❏ 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

❏ cooked diced red peppers or diced tomatoes, optional

❏ finely diced onions, optional

❏ chopped fresh parsley, optional

Instructions

1. Lightly grease the inside of the slow cooker/crock pot with cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, parmesan, salt, black pepper, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder and chili powder; using a whisk, beat the egg mixture until thoroughly combined.

3. Add broccoli florets, diced peppers, chopped onions, and garlic to the insert of your slow cooker; stir in the prepared egg-mixture.

4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Start checking at 1 hour 30 minutes for doneness. Omelette is done when eggs are set. You can also cook it on LOW for 3 to 3.5 hours.

5. Sprinkle with cheese and cover; let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

6. Turn off the slow cooker.

7. Optional: Garnish with chopped peppers, tomatoes, chopped onions and fresh parsley.

8. Cut the omelette into 8 pieces and serve.

Recipe Health Benefits

Eggs are a source of high-quality protein, fat, and saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, and minerals. Eggs also have disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.

Broccoli is high in many vitamins and minerals, including folate, potassium, manganese, iron, and vitamins C and K1. It is high in protein and fiber, and low in carbs which promotes gut health.

Red peppers are a great source of vitamin C, and help the absorption of iron. They are high in antioxidants, vitamin A, B6, and folate.

Onions have antioxidants that fight inflammation, decrease triglycerides (fat) and reduce cholesterol levels - all which may lower heart disease risk

Garlic can help to combat sickness including the common cold by boosting the function of the immune system, it can improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and contains antioxidants to help prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Chili powder can act as an anti-inflammatory to help decrease swelling of joints and increase blood flow. It prevents acid reflux and kills bacteria. It also improves your metabolism and builds immunity.

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