3 Ideas for Filling French Omelets

We're going to show you ideas for filling French omelets and improve their taste and nutritional characteristics.
3 Ideas for Filling French Omelets
Saúl Sánchez Arias

Written and verified by the nutritionist Saúl Sánchez Arias.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Filling French omelets with different foodstuffs is an excellent idea to increase the nutritional value of a recipe that’s already a really healthy dish on its own. It’s a good option at dinnertime, as it’s so easy and quick to prepare. In addition, it provides essential nutrients that are necessary for our bodies to perform its vital functions efficiently.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that the consumption of eggs is no longer limited, as it was in the past. Today, these products are considered to be of high quality and aren’t associated with increased cardiovascular risk. For this reason, it’s advisable to eat them frequently, as they’ll increase our protein intake and are very versatile at a culinary level.

Ideas for filling French omelets

Here we’re going to bring you some great ideas for filling French omelets. In this way, you’ll avoid a bit of monotony and make your diet more varied and fun. They’re easy to digest, and have a very good nutrient content. They can easily be part of a healthy diet.

1. Omelet with cheese

Cheese is one of the best foods to combine with omelets. It has a good amount of high biological value proteins, to add to those of the eggs. These elements have all the essential amino acids and a good digestibility score.

According to a study published in Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism , it would be positive to ensure an intake of at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilo of weight per day in sedentary people.

The choice of cheese will depend on individual tastes, but mozzarella cheese is one of the most popular ones. It melts very easily and is tasty at the same time. However, for those who love stronger flavors, then cheddar is another great option. You could also try Parmesan as another excellent option.

Some cheese.
 Filling French omelets with mozzarella can be an excellent idea.

2. Omelets with avocado and smoked salmon

Smoked salmon is a high-quality product, containing omega-3 fatty acids. These elements have been shown to help control internal inflammation levels, thus modulating cardiovascular risk. They’re also necessary to reduce protein catabolism and to prevent problems related to muscle functionality, such as sarcopenia.

Avocado also provides excellent quality unsaturated lipids. Both ingredients complement the nutritional value of the egg well. To get the most out of the recipe, it’s advisable to prepare a thin omelet and place the sliced avocado and salmon on top.

3. Serrano ham and cherry tomato omelet

Care must be taken when eating cold meats, as many of them have artificial additives inside. Of all of them, nitrites should be highlighted, as some tests suggest that they could increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer when they’re regularly included in the diet. Therefore, when choosing a good Serrano ham, it’s important to ensure that it doesn’t contain these compounds.

A filled omelet.
Tomatoes combine phenomenally well with Serrano ham and together they form the perfect filling for a French omelet.

Cherry tomatoes, in turn, have a high culinary versatility and excellent nutritional value. They contain phytochemical antioxidants and vitamins in significant quantities. For this reason, it’s advisable to include them regularly in your diet.

To prepare this dish, it’s best to prepare a thin omelet and keep it warm. Then cover it with some slices of Serrano ham, the tomatoes cut in half, and then roll it up. You can even finish it off with a little oregano or thyme.

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Add something extra to your omelets with these filling ideas

As you’ve seen, filling French omelets is an excellent option to improve their organoleptic and nutritional characteristics. We have given you some ideas, but there are hundreds of options depending on each person’s individual tastes.

Many vegetables combine well with this recipe, as well as sausages, meats, tuna, and even sauces. However, the latter should be used in moderation so you don’t overdo on the calories.

Finally, remember that when your objective is to improve your health, it isn’t enough to simply look after your diet; it’s also essential to promote other habits. For example, physical exercise should be practiced frequently, focusing on strength work.

It’s also essential to ensure a good night’s rest, with at least 7 hours of good quality sleep. Otherwise, internal inflammation will increase, increasing the risk of developing chronic pathologies.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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