Norman Regional Health System

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Break for Brunch with Dr. A. and Ashley Carreon, MS, RDN, LD

Join Family Medicine Physician Farhad Aminzadeh, MD and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ashley Carreon, MS, RDN, LD for a Break for Brunch at the Norman Farm Market! Dr. Aminzadeh of Primary Care – Norman Regional Nine, and Ashley Carreon of Norman Regional’s Journey Clinic will be joining forces for a cooking demo hosted at The Well.

Break for Brunch will take place on Saturday, April 15, 10-11 a.m. during the Norman Farm Market hosted at The Well. Dr. A. and Ashley will be preparing an omelet dish and speaking on the benefits of including more fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Who: Dr. Aminzadeh and Ashley Carreon, MS, RDN, LD
What: Break for Brunch with Dr. A. and Ashely Carreon, MS, RDN, LD
When: Saturday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Norman Farm Market at The Well, 201 S. James Garner Ave, Norman, OK 73069

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Dr. A and Ashley will be creating Dr. A’s recipe, "Heavenly Morning Reward – PBS" Omelet. See the ingredients, estimated cost per serving, instructions and the nutrition facts of the recipe below:

"Heavenly Morning Reward - PBS" Omelet
Recipe courtesy of Dr. Farhad Aminzadeh

According to Dr. Aminzadeh, the PBS acronym in the title is short for Padasheh Beheshti Sobhgahi, which means Heavenly Morning Reward in Persian. “My wife’s last name is Padash (in Persian it means reward)! She is the reward of my life, and I have dedicated this omelet to her kind caring heart! I cook it for her on Sunday mornings as a way of thanking God for her being in my life.”


  • 1 Tbsp. of chopped cilantro (about 3-4 sprigs)
  • 1 Tbsp. of chopped Italian parsley (about 3-4 sprigs)
  • 4 mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 green onions, diced (separate the white stems and the green stem)
  • 3 mini sweet peppers, diced and softened- the softening can be done in the microwave
  • 1/2 C of broccoli florets
  • 1/4 C of barberries, but could also substitute dried cranberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric
  • 2-3 Tbsp. of low-fat milk
  • 1 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Estimated cost = $3 per serving. The Norman Farm Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Double Up Oklahoma. 

Optional Ingredients for garnish: *Note that the optional items are not included in the cost analysis

  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberry


  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet, add the mushrooms and diced white onions, and sauté until tender.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the low-fat milk, turmeric, and salt and pepper. To this same bowl, add the eggs, green onion, parsley, and cilantro and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the egg mixture into the non-stick skillet containing the sautéed vegetables.
  4. Line the broccoli florets around the circumference of the skillet.
  5. Line the diced sweet peppers within the broccoli circle, followed by the barberries (or cranberries) within the pepper circle.
  6. Cook in the skillet for 5-6 minutes. Cover the skillet for the last few minutes of cooking (this will trap the steam and will further cook the broccoli).
  7. Carefully remove from the skillet. For an extra nutrient boost and for greater visual appeal, add the optional garnishes.

 Fun Facts and Nutrition Boost:

  • Omelets are a great way to use extra vegetables in the refrigerator before they go bad. Even though omelets are traditionally eaten for breakfast, they are great for any meal.
  • This recipe is a great source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium for bone health. Evidence suggests that Vitamin D may be helpful in boosting immune health and mental health.
  • This recipe is a good source of potassium. Potassium helps maintain a normal amount of fluid within our cells, directly helping support normal blood pressure.
  • The dish is an excellent source of both protein and fiber, two nutrients that will keep you nice and satisfied until your next meal.
  • Barberries, also known as zereshk, are primarily harvested in Iran. They give this dish a sour bite.

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