An omelette for every mood

Good old eggs; if you have this staple in your fridge you have a hundred great food ideas!

One of which: the not-so-humble omelette. Omelettes are a breakfast classic. Eggs are packed with high-quality protein and they contain all the daily vitamins and minerals you need for energy. If you’re really on a health kick, choose egg white omelettes. These are lower in calories, fat and cholesterol.

Let’s make omelettes

You will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsps of unsalted butter
  • A mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • A frying pan
  • Spatula
  1. Crack your eggs into a mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs until completely combined, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Warm your pan over a medium-high heat and melt the butter. To coat the pan evenly, gently tilt it as the butter melts. When the butter stops sizzling, the pan is heated and ready.
  3. Pour the whisked eggs into the pan. Immediately tilt the pan so the eggs coat the entire bottom.
  4. Use a spatula to gently drag and push the cooked eggs from the edges to the centre of the pan to make space for the uncooked eggs. Angle the pan so that the uncooked eggs flow into the open spaces.
  5. Your omelette will finish cooking in about two minutes. When it’s done, the bottom and top will be set and the edges will be crisp.

An omelette for your mood

If you’re feeling blue

  • Add slices of avocado in the omelette. Avo is a natural hormone balancer. It helps your brain create the right chemicals you need to make you feel good.
  • Add chicken or turkey breasts to your omelette. Lean poultry contains an amino acid called tyrosine. It can help reduce symptoms of depression and help you avoid feeling down.
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Get zingy with it

  • 2 chopped green chillies.
  • 1 tsp of paprika.
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cumin.
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder.

In the mood for a light snack
Top your omelette with:

  • Cheese or feta cheese
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Caramelised onions
  • Fresh herbs
  • Baby spinach

Sprinkle the toppings of your choice down the centre of the omelette. Fold the bottom third of the omelette over the centre, and then fold the top third down. Alternatively, you can fold the omelette in half. Gently slide the omelette onto a plate and garnish with parsley or fresh herbs. Enjoy your meal while it’s still warm.

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