Demand for all-day breakfast in restaurants is up (7 out of 10 people want it, according to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association). Until more eateries offer it, here are some delicious, healthy options you can make yourself when the nighttime craving for morning foods hits.
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Scallion, Mint, and Feta Omelet
This Mediterranean meal comes together quick. Fresh mint and salty feta make a flavorful combo, while optional pine nuts add crunch. Toss a quick salad on the side.
Ingredients: Olive oil, scallions, eggs, fresh mint, ground black pepper, feta, pine nuts (optional)
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