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A Longevity Dietitian's Favorite Nutrient-Packed Breakfast Recipe

Kristine Thomason
mbg Health & Fitness Director
By Kristine Thomason
mbg Health & Fitness Director
Kristine Thomason is the health and fitness director at mindbodygreen.
Image by Cameron Whitman / Stocksy
March 22, 2022
It's National Nutrition Month! All month long, we're celebrating a world of flavors by highlighting R.D.s with a range of backgrounds, along with their cultural recipes from around the globe.
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At mindbodygreen, we're big fans of nutritious, beneficial breakfasts. So when integrative nutritionist Ella Davar, R.D., CDN, mentioned one of her tried-and-true morning recipes earlier this month, as part of our National Nutrition Month (NNM) coverage, we couldn't wait to give it a spotlight.

The recipe: An omelet with herbes de Provence. While this dish might seem simple, don't underestimate it: The eggy breakfast is packed with valuable herbs.

"As a longevity dietitian, I help my clients to optimize their metabolism with a diet that includes a lot of herbs and spices," says Davar. "My favorite herbs to use are rosemary, oregano, thyme, cilantro, and parsley. Additional flavors from spices like ginger, turmeric, and pepper contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for digestion, as well."*

This easy-to-make recipe features a few of those flavorful and healthy herbs, including thyme, rosemary, and oregano (key components of the classic herbes de Provence blend).* Plus, this version of the classic recipe features one more nutrient-packed ingredient: mindbodygreen's organic veggies+.

"This greens powder contains a blend of organic ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon," says Davar. "This trio of quintessential spices is paired with digestive enzymes, which strategically help break down food and enhance nutrient absorption while supporting gut health and digestive function."*

Below, she shares her nutrient- and flavor-packed omelet recipe for you to enjoy.

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Omelet With Herbes de Provence

Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • about 1 tablespoon (2 grams) herbes de Provence or dried thyme or basil, crushed or a large pinch of minced delicate fresh herbs, like parsley, tarragon, chives, and chervil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground white or black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) unsalted butter or 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of organic veggies+
  • Optional: 1 cup sliced frozen (or fresh) mushrooms
  • Optional: ½ an onion, sliced
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Method

  1. Preheat the skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil, onions, and mushrooms to the pan first.
  3. Using a fork, beat the eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the herbs and organic veggies+.
  4.  Beat with a whisk or rotary beater until combined. 
  5. Add the mixture to the mushrooms.
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Kristine Thomason
Kristine Thomason
mbg Health & Fitness Director

Kristine Thomason is the health and fitness director at mindbodygreen. Kristine is a New York University graduate with a degree in journalism and psychology, and also a NASM-certified personal trainer. She has spent her editorial career focused on health and well-being, and formerly worked for Women’s Health and Health. Her byline has also appeared in Men’s Health, Greatist, Refinery29, HGTV, and more. In her current role she oversees, edits, and writes for the health, food, and movement sections of mindbodygreen.