When you have a busy lifestyle, whether you work full time or are trying to run a household and look after your children all day, it can sometimes be hard trying to make sure that you are constantly choosing healthy eating options. One of my favourite go to recipes are quick and easy healthy omelettes. They are so quick and easy as long as you have a good non-stick omelette pan.
I cook at home as much as possible, though I am not one with the time or inclination to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal. Therefore I am always creating or adapting not so healthy recipes, in order to make quick and easy healthy recipes that I can add to my weekly meal planning.
Getting Creative With Omelettes
I recently posted about the benefits of eating eggs and these are one of my favourite ingredients as they are not only cheap but high in protein. A great way to utilise eggs is with omelettes and probably my favourite one is the Spanish omelette or ‘Tortilla de patatas’.
I remember ordering this for breakfast when I used to visit Spain and it was a perfect start to the day. It’s also great to make for a few people family brunch or served cold as part of your packed lunches throughout the week. Here’s the recipe for my perfect Spanish omelette, you can adapt it easily for yourself.
Tortilla de Patatas – Spanish Omelette
- 2 medium sized potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 2 cloves of garlic – optional but I love garlic!
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup of chopped mixed peppers – either fresh or frozen – I normally buy a couple of mixed pepper, rinse, chop and de-seed them and put them in the freezer to use when I need them – they don’t need any other preparation to freeze due their water content …
- ½ cup of virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano or whichever herbs you prefer.
- Salt and Black pepper to taste
Peel and finely slice the potatoes and finely chop the onion and garlic.
Get a medium sized non stick frying pan
Layer the potatoes, onions and garlic in the pan and cover with olive oil, cook on a low heat until the potatoes are done, then drain off any excess oil.
Whilst potatoes are cooking whisk the eggs and add the oregano, salt, pepper and any other herbs you desire,
Add the peppers and then pour the egg mixture over.
Cook on a low heat till starts to become solid, then place a plate on top of the omelette and tip out of the pan, then slide it back in again to cook the other side.
When fully cooked tip onto a plate and cut into portions and serve warm with fresh wholemeal bread and salad if desired.
There are so many delicious healthy variations of omelette you can make, just have a look at which different ingredients you have in your fridge and start being creative today. Adding healthy vegetables like broccoli or spinach is a great way to make sure you are getting plenty of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Feta, Broccoli & Tomato Omelette
- Cup of chopped broccoli ( you can also substitute the broccoli for spinach if you prefer)
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of feta cheese already crumbled.
- 1 sliced medium tomato
- Cilantro or herbs of your choice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Just cook the broccoli for a couple of minutes then add a mixture of eggs, feta, tomato and whichever herbs you prefer.
Once cooked just serve straight way with toasted wholemeal bread.
Hope you enjoyed these recipes and took the initiative to start being creative with some of your own quick and easy healthy omelettes. If you have any comments or great recipes to share please do leave them below as I’d love to hear from you…