Breakfast

Cauliflower Omelette

This is yet another wonderful way to prepare cauliflower. By frying grated cauliflower in a little oil it can really develop an amazing flavour. We teamed it up with some mushrooms but feel free to add your favourite veggies. This made a seriously yummy omelette that’s bursting with nutritional benefits. If you don’t like cauliflower, see if this recipe can convert you! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, grated
  • 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 medium eggs
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil

*Serves 4-6 people

Instructions:

  • Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a wok over a medium heat.
  • Add the cauliflower to the wok and leave to cook for ~10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a frying pan over a low-medium heat.
  • Sauté the onions in the pan for ~5 minutes.
  • Add the crushed garlic and mushrooms to the onions and continue to cook until softened, ~7 minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower to the frying pan and mix it through evenly.
  • Whisk the eggs together and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the eggs over the vegetable mix and mix through evenly.
  • Leave the omelette to cook for ~3 minutes.
  • Place the omelette under the grill for ~5 minutes and serve!

Tip: We love to combine this with grilled halloumi and a green bean, feta, almond & pomegranate salad!

Nutritional Information:

Cauliflower

  • High in fibre.
  • Rich in vitamin C and K.
  • Rich in a number of antioxidants– reduces oxidative stress and prevents cellular mutations that can lead to cancerous cells.
    • Contains indole-3-carbinol which has been shown to reduce the risk of breast and reproductive cancers.
    • Contains sulforaphane which is thought to be responsible for the lower risk of cancer associated with eating cruciferous vegetables.
  • Contains choline which is a ‘vitamin-like factor’ which aids sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory.

Eggs

  • They are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are packed full of vitamin A,D, E & K, B vitamins, selenium, phosphorous, calcium and zinc.
  • They are one of the best dietary sources of choline, a compound required for the building of cell membranes and many other functions.
  • They contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These are important for eye health and can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Eggs are considered a complete protein meaning they contain all of the essential amino acids.

Mushrooms

  • Excellent source of a number of antioxidants which fight oxidative stress and may help improve your immune system.
    • Great source of selenium, zinc and manganese which are critical antioxidant nutrients required for the functioning of antioxidant enzymes.
    • Contain an amino acid like molecule called ergothioneine which helps prevent oxidative damage to DNA and protein.
  • Great source of the fatty acid conjugated linolenic acid (CLA). This fatty acid can help protect against certain types of breast cancer as it lower oestrogen production.
  • The phytonutrients in mushrooms offers unique immune support by helping to regulate white blood cell activity.
    • Enhance the detection and deactivation of cancer cells and potentially cancerous cells.
    • Reduces unwanted inflammation by decreasing white blood cell activity. This offers protection against chronic inflammation and helps reduce the risk of developing arthritis and cardiovascular disease.
  • Great source of B vitamins.