On weekends I am often a little more adventurous with my breakfast, as I usually have more time in the morning. I often make a batch of pancakes. Another thing I like to make for weekend breakfasts is omelettes.
Whenever I make eggs for breakfast how do you like your eggs in the morning? I like mine with a hug always comes to mind. I find myself singing to it in the kitchen while making omelettes, scrambled or poached eggs. And if no one is looking I often have a little dance too.
Today was the last day of Farmhouse Breakfast Week and this morning I made a spinach and feta omelette. The recipes I have shared with you over the week have been sweet ones, so I wanted to blog a savoury breakfast recipe. This post late because I had a little computer trouble today, which meant I couldn't blog this earlier.
You will need...
1/4 teaspoon olive oil
2 medium free range eggs
A small handful of spinach
Splash of skimmed milk
20g feta cheese
Let's get cooking...
Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan on a medium to low heat - you can use more than 1/4 teaspoon if you feel the omelette will stick, my pan is pretty new and good at not sticking. Beat the eggs in a jug or bowl with a splash of skimmed milk. Rip the spinach and mix in with eggs. Crumble the feta in with the eggs and spinach. Pour the mixture into the frying pan.
I think everyone makes omelettes slightly different, I hadn't actually made an omelette until last year. I know, crazy, right? I thought they were difficult but actually they are a surprisingly simple. I let mine cook a little and then when the outsides is starting to solidify, I run a spatula around the outside and then swirl the uncooked egg to the edges, and repeat until there is almost no runny egg. I then run around the edge with the spatula one last time and then flip over one side of the omelette and leave it on the heat for a little longer to make sure all the egg is cooked. Then I flip it on to a plate and dig in.
The feta is slightly salty and works well with the soft fluffy eggs. You can put almost anything in an omelette and you don't have to add cheese. I've made with cheese, without cheese, with veggies and completely plain. Try a different combination each time you make one.
Omelettes can be a great way of getting one or even two of your five a day early on. I think fruit can be easier to eat as apples, bananas, oranges so many more are quite portable, whereas veg you are possibly more likely to just have them at lunch and dinner.
As per the tips by my friend Heather, MSc Nutrition and her healthy recommended options for morning meals, I had my omelette with a glass of fruit juice. I had a small glass of the lovely smooth and fruity apple juice I received in my Farmhouse Breakfast Week hamper.
Eggs in the morning are filling, I didn't feel the need to have a mid morning snack today and had a late lunch without too many hunger pains or too much of a rumbling tummy.