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Pepper & ham omelette in a pan with toast and orange juice

Healthy pepper, tomato & ham omelette

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

If you're in need of a healthy protein boost, try making this healthy omelette for breakfast – using fewer yolks lowers the cholesterol

  • Healthy
  • High protein
  • Low carb
Nutrition: per serving
low incarbs5g
high inprotein21g


  • 2 whole eggs and 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, white and green parts kept separate, and finely chopped
  • few slices wafer-thin extra-lean ham, shredded
  • 25g reduced-fat mature cheddar
  • wholemeal toast, to serve (optional)
  • 1-2 chopped fresh tomatoes, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Mix the eggs and egg whites with some seasoning and set aside. Heat the oil in a medium non-stick frying pan and cook the pepper for 3-4 mins. Throw in the white parts of the spring onions and cook for 1 min more. Pour in the eggs and cook over a medium heat until almost completely set.

  • STEP 2

    Sprinkle on the ham and cheese, and continue cooking until just set in the centre, or flash it under a hot grill if you like it more well done. Serve straight from the pan with the green part of the spring onions sprinkled on top, the chopped tomato and some wholemeal toast, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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