I don’t know about you all, but my toddler gets tired of eating the same thing every morning. Because of this, I have created a rotation that seems to be just long enough to hold her interest. All of these breakfasts are quick, easy, and nourishing. One of my favorites is this 5-Minute Omelette. I love it because it is so fast, so delicious, and full of good nutrients. This morning, we had ours with spinach, tomatoes, pasture raised eggs, and nitrate-free bacon, but the options are limitless. It is so good, that even though I had already eaten oatmeal with my husband a hour and a half before my daughter woke up, I made one for myself too because it smelled so good.
Disclaimer: this is not your weekend, impress your friends omelette. This is the fast, get good food in tummies omelette easy button.
You’ll notice Ella’s is an egg-white omelette. This is not intentional and is merely the by product of using just the yolks for a pastry cream I had made earlier that morning (it is our anniversary weekend, and my husband loves these Boston Cream Pie cupcakes I make). The yolks, especially from pastured eggs, have more Vitamin A, E, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. The lovely Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, titled her book “Eat the Yolks” for good reason. However, I’m not one to waste food, hence the egg white omelette.
I slice the omelette into long strips to make it easier for her to pick up and eat with her hands. She also often wants to leave it whole and eat it like a sandwich. Sometimes merely changing up how you cut up something can help it go over better with little ones.
5 Minute Omelette
2 strips nitrate free bacon
2 eggs (or egg white in Ella’s case)
1 small handful of spinach, thinly sliced
1 large cherry tomato, thinly sliced
- Cook bacon in medium-sized pan. Remove and set aside.
- Beat eggs, add salt and pepper to taste and add to pan without removing bacon grease.
- Allow eggs to set (about 30 seconds) and then add toppings.
- Continue to cook omelette until eggs are set. Fold in half and serve.
*Omelettes are much easier than people think.
*Additional topping ideas:
- black beans
- nitrate free breakfast sausage
- any greens on hand
- leftover chicken or roasted veg from dinner the night before
- basil (or any fresh herbs on hand)