Recipe: Low-Fat Veggie Omelet “Muffins”

These omelet “muffins” are a snap to make — and they’re easy to serve and easy to love. Using egg whites and low-fat shredded cheese keep this recipe light, and added veggies offer flavor and a nutritional punch.

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How Many Eggs Can You Eat on a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. A red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on … Read More

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