I like to call this my Green Onion, Mushroom and Spinach 'Half a G-BOMBS' omelette! G-BOMBS is an acronym for 'Greens, Berries, Onions, Mushrooms, Beans & Seeds' which you can use to remember the most nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods on the planet.
However this is an omelette so I'm sticking to the more 'conventional' ingredients and save the berries beans and seeds for another meal (just my preference of course! - which is the best thing about omelettes, you can add what you like!)
I've got 3 of the 6 G-BOMBS ingredients here, hence 'Half a G-BOMBS Omelette! So here are the all-important ingredients to explode into your weekend;
Spinach (the 'Greens' bit!) has so many health benefits that my lap top didn't come with enough hard drive space to be able to list them all here. Needless to say, it's one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world and I personally can't get enough of it - just make sure it's organic as if not, it gets treated with more pesticides than almost all other food.
Green onions have a mild flavour so won't over-power any dish making them a perfect addition! And along with their anti-inflammatory properties and the high levels of antioxidants one green onion contains 3 calories and no fat. It contains 10% of the recommended daily value of vitamin A, 9% of vitamin C and 1% of calcium and iron.
Mushrooms - just pick your mushroom of choice but remember, All mushrooms have high fiber, protein, and are rich in B vitamins. More and more the research is showing that both mushrooms and onions can reduce many cancer risks like breast and prostate. Find out more on the anti-cancer benefits of mushrooms and onions from Kris Carr.
And to top the flavour off, try a good dose of turmeric; The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long know for it's anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Here are 20 health benefits of this awesomely awesome spice!
And finally, since it's pretty hard to make an omelette without Eggs... if you can buy local from a farm where you can see how the chickens live, then please do. I'm sure you don't need the ethics lectures from me but battery chickens get the worst hand dealt of all factory farmed animals. Eggs have long invited controversial opinions as to their health benefits; cholesterol, fat, protein, nutrients etc so all I will say is do your own research and make your own mind up. Personally, I believe the benefits of eating eggs in moderation far outweigh any possible concerns to an otherwise healthy person.
As for the recipe itself; pretty straight forward really. I use 2 - 3 eggs per person but the quantities for the rest of it is purely down to personal preference. lightly fry the onions and mushrooms in a tsp of coconut oil, mix up the eggs as vigorously as you can, (makes it lighter see!) and pour onto the veggies. I also like to add fresh chopped chilli at this point but I like it hot. Stir for a minute or until the omelette starts to form and thicken. once it is firm and can be shaken loose from the pan, add in the chopped spinach and cheese if required - use a decent cheese, none of that processed crap! The slide the pan under a hot grill/broiler until the omelette is fully dry and the cheese has melted. Fold in half, cut it if you must share it and plonk onto a plate next to a sliced tomato from the garden...and enjoy:-)
NB I am neither a doctor nor a nutritionist so if you have any concerns about any of these ingredients, please take expert advice that pertains to you as an individual!