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Healthy Spinach Omelette Recipe

Updated on December 10, 2012
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If you're short on time and need a quick meal then an omelette is a great option. It's full of protein from the eggs and vitamins from the spinach and will keep you full for a good couple of hours.

Benefits of Eggs

Eggs have had a bit of a hard time recently but that is now starting to come around. Eggs have a wonderful set of nutritional values:

  • They are full of protein
  • Are great for the eyes due to the lutein and zeaxanthin
  • Contain essential fat
  • Studies have shown that eggs prevent cardiovascular disease rather than increase the risk
  • The sulphur and B12 in eggs help to keep hair and nails strong and growing fast

There are loads more of other health benefits to eggs but these are some of my favorites and the main reasons I eat eggs.

Benefits of Spinach

Spinach is another fantastic food that has amazing health benefits and an amazing flavor too.

  • One cup of spinach will have 20% of your dietary fiber for the day
  • Contains flavonoids that have been shown to slow down cell division which is important in preventing cancer
  • Spinach is full of anti-oxidants: vitamin C and E among others
  • Contains lutein and zeaxanthin to protect the eyes against disease
  • High values of vitamin A which keep the skin health and also increase immunity
  • High values of vitamin K which help keep the bones strong and preventing calcification from forming in the tissue as well as keeping the nervous system health and brain function

As you can see by combining these two simple ingredients you have a powerful addition to your nutrition.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 1 omelette
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 200
Calories from Fat0
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients

  • 225g/8oz spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • A pinch nutmeg
  • 5ml/ 1tsp low-fat spread
  1. Wash the spinach and discard any thick stalks. Tear the leaves into pieces and place in a saucepan with no added water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Chop when cooked.
  2. Beat the eggs with a little salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped spinach and any juices. Add the nutmeg.
  3. Melt the low-fat spread in a small omelette pan. Add the egg mixture and cook gently, lifting and stirring until the omelette is golden underneath and the mixture is beginning to set. Fold the omelette in half and continue to cook for a few minutes until done.

Frying Pan Vs Omelette Maker

There's a bit of a debate at the moment which is about whether a frying pan is better for making omelettes or if a dedicated omelette maker is best. In my personal opinion I think it doesn't really matter and it's all down to which piece of equipment you prefer really.

A frying pan is great if you have the knack to flip the omelette over to cook the other side. However, if you find that your omelette always breaks or it never quite cooks properly then I would recommend getting an omelette maker as this will cook it nice and evenly without the hassle of flipping.

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