Sometimes simple things are really the best, 3-4 ingredients for my turmeric and chilli omelette. When we were in Sri Lanka (read my tips on how to stay tip top whilst travelling here), omelettes or egg hoppers (i’ll attempt to make those later!) were the breakkie staple.
I never have really put chilli in omelettes before, but I loved having these most mornings. I also put in turmeric (similar to my scrambled eggs here) I thought I would share with you a simple and different way to mix up your breakkie/lunch/dinner routine with one of these which takes no less that 7 minutes from start to finish. Make the night before and pop in your lunch box with a big handful of watercress, tomato and avocado there you have a lovely light protein packed lunch.
Why is this dish good for you:
Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin (activated by a pinch of pepper (cayenne pepper)) has a list of benefits from anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and a blood purifier. It helps us digest food by aiding the pancreas to release pancreatic lipase (digestive enzyme).
Organic and free range eggs are a full protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles. The more organic/bio-dynamic eggs you can buy the better they are for you.
Chilli for breakkie i actually a great way to kickstart and stimulate your digestion (read my tips for maintaining healthy digestion here), chilli when in its raw state is a great source of vitamin C, so scatter some raw on top once finished
Parsley (as mentioned in this delicious recipe) is a great herb full to the rafters of Vitamin C so will help with your immunity., According to this great little book, it is also renowned for helping with digestion (calling all bloated tummies, have some of this with your next meal). Rich in vitamins A and B, iodine and also high in iron. It also helps with people who suffer from bad breath.
Enjoy this and let me know if you give it a crack!