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Saturday 20 April 2019

Cheese-Crusted Omelette : Keto / Low Carb

Once you've tried this recipe suggestion from Jill Wallentin, I'm sure you will want to regularly include it with your LCHF recipe plans. Jill says, with its irresistible crust and sumptuously rich filling, this cheese-crusted miracle puts traditional omelettes to shame. Works perfectly as a hearty breakfast but also an impressive option for a quick keto/low carb lunch or dinner.

Serves One
2 eggs
2 tbsp. heavy (double) whipping cream
1 tbsp. butter or coconut oil
salt and ground black pepper
75 g (150 ml) mature shredded/grated cheese or sliced
2 mushrooms, sliced
2 cherry tomatoes, sliced
2 tbsp. cream cheese
15 g baby spinach
30 g deli turkey

1 tsp dried oregano
Recipe Instructions
Can be seen here
There are an infinite number of ways to vary the filling, here are a few suggestions:
mozzarella and pesto
taco mince and avocado
smoked salmon, cream cheese and baby spinach

tuna, mayonnaise and scallions (spring onions)

Did you know that "Baby spinach" is a term typically used to describe spinach that has been harvested during a fairly early stage of plant growth, usually between 15-35 days after planting. We're usually familiar with baby spinach in the grocery store because of its small leaves, tender texture, and sweet taste in comparison with mature, fully formed spinach leaves. (For these mature spinach leaves, the harvest dates are usually between 40-65 days.)

Research has shown that the concentration of nutrients in spinach may vary. Some studies show that baby spinach to be more concentrated than mature spinach in nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids while others show the opposite. What seems to impact this variation is the soil, the season, and the climate in which the spinach grows. So, we can't say that either baby spinach or mature spinach is categorically richer in nutrients than the other.

There had been research showing that baby spinach had lower levels of oxalic acid. Yet, other studies have shown the opposite, that in fact some samples have higher levels. Therefore, like with the nutrients, we can't categorically say that baby spinach is higher or lower in oxalates. The levels of oxalates formed depend upon a variety of factors.

While the research currently doesn't allow for conclusions, here's what we know. We see all types of spinach as nutrient-rich additions to your Healthiest Way of Eating. We also prefer to use the delicate leaves of baby spinach in salads while using mature spinach when we quick cook this delightful vegetable. We feel that this is the best way to enjoy the unique tastes and features of these different variations of spinach.

A variety of recipe ideas and articles are within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

That sounds wonderful, very decadent!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

This sounds wonderful!

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks and sounds so good.

Tom said...

...I start every day with eggs!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

This sounds and looks delicious!! HAPPY DANCE!! ; - )

mxtodis123 said...

I don't do Keto, but this looks very yummy.

Christine said...

It looks delicious!

Catarina said...

A lovely meal that satisfies me a lot!
Happy Easter to all.
: )

carol l mckenna said...

Oh yum!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sami said...

Looks delicious.
Have a wonderful Easter :)

This N That said...

So much for studies..We spend so much money on studies..often skewed...That omelette looks wonderful..Happy Easter.

Elephant's Child said...

I do love an omelette and that looks good. Thank you - and happy Easter.

Valerie-Jael said...

I often have a cheesy omelette for lunch, delicious! Valerie

Miss Val's Creations said...

Sounds yummy for breakfast or brunch! Cream in the omelette sounds decedent!

happyone said...

mmmmm good.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I often make omelets, so this method sounds appealing to me. Thank you for the recipe. I'm sure it is yummy.

Diane said...

What a wonderful breakfast omelet.

Hugs diane

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We use spinach in several different ways, but our favourites are as part of a salad, and often when we make vegetable soups we place spinach in the bottom of the bowl and pour the hot soup on top. The spinach is thereby wilted and becomes part of the soup.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful omelette, superb breakfast.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had an omelette for dinner last night, but it wasn't as wonderful as the one you provided.

Thank you for your kind words on my new (hopefully temporary) blog. I wanted to explain I can still see my blog, but just like you, I'm a visitor. I can't edit or write new posts, remove spam comments, etc.

Have a lovely Easter to you both.

Martha said...

Yum! Such a delicious recipe.

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks great Jan!Really yummy!Hugs!

Teresa said...

A mí hija le encantaría. Un beso.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love omelettes Jan, will definitely try the cheese crust next time. As for spinach, it seems to make an appearance in many of the meals I make ✨

Conniecrafter said...

I always wondered what the difference was between baby spinach and the regular, I have either for my salads, I don't care for cook spinach. I am growing my own this year, wish me luck!

Lisabella Russo said...

Thanks for the information on spinach! The recipe looks lovely and easily adaptable for vegetarians, thank you!

DMS said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I love spinach- baby or adult. :) So tasty. How interesting about the different levels in the same type of spinach. Thanks for sharing. :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Now this sounds delicious (unlike those Cheeseburger Oreos in your other post)!

Laurel Wood said...

This would be so delicious. We are waiting for our new oven to be installed and we can't wait to have home cooking again!

William Kendall said...

It sounds good!