I made this omelet just this morning for myself... it is a great way to start the day for anyone, not just during pregnancy!
Pregnant folks know the importance of getting the right nutrients during pregnancy to grow your baby and also keep your own body healthy. My Hypnobabies students learn about the importance of healthy fats, lots of protein, and enough vitamins and minerals through nutrition (and supplements as needed) to assist moms in staying healthy and low risk so they will have the most choices available to them during their birthing time.
Today I wanted to share my favorite way to get in a serving of veggies, protein (including eggs!) and healthy fat first thing every morning to start your day off right. I promise making omelets is much easier than you think!
Early in the week you can prep the veggies. If you do this, the rest of the week it should take approximately 5 minutes to make your omelet. So easy! Simply refrigerate your sauteed veggies, take out what you need each morning and reheat.
I love a mix of onion, sweet pepper, hot pepper (like jalapeno), zucchini, mushrooms and greens like spinach or kale. Add any other veggies you love and have around! If you have a garden, one or two kale plants will produce kale for you all summer long and well into the fall. The kale doesn't go to seed the first year so you will get a lot more production out of it than something like spinach.
Chop up all the veggies and sauteed in butter, olive oil, coconut oil or a combination of both. Voila! Healthy fats!
Whisk up two eggs. Heat a flying pan over medium-high heat with more of your healthy fat of choice. Add the eggs and spread them out throughout the pan. I simply use a spatula to push the eggs around as they cook until they are cooked all the way through though some chefs flip over the egg "pancake" at this point.
With each egg being 6 grams of protein and an average serving of cheese being 5-7 grams more protein you are looking at a breakfast with 17+ grams of protein (more if you add meat) and you are well on your way to a daily goal during pregnancy of approximately 71+ grams of protein.
Also, many experts recommend eating two eggs every day because they are full of so many vitamins and minerals and are linked to growing a strong, healthy amniotic sac, which is so helpful for preventing PROM (premature rupture of membranes.)
And, with the kale, spinach or other greens you are getting greens first thing in the morning in a totally delicious way!