6. Whole eggs or egg whites?
Whether you use the whole egg in your omelette or you just use the egg whites depends on your priorities. One large egg contains about 70 calories, 5 grams fat (2 saturated), and 6 grams protein. There are lots of nutrients in the egg yolk, such as protein, vitamins A, B-6, B-12, and vitamin D. Egg yolks are also rich in choline and omega-3 fatty acids, which are both important for brain function.
However, if you’re watching saturated fat and cholesterol intake or trying to trim a few calories, you can do one whole egg with several whites or all whites.
7. Choose a healthy side.
Salad greens are a great pairing for an omelette. You could also go with roasted sweet potatoes. If toast is calling your name, go for whole grain. Rather than slathering on butter, you can try putting pieces of omelette on the toast for an open-face sandwich.