Cactus Flower Omelet

One of the best parts about being a dietitian is not only counseling and learning more about my clients, but also working one on one with them in the kitchen. This past week, my client brought over one of her favorite recipe books (which has become a favorite of mine too!) It’s called Mindful Eating by Miraval. Together, we made a delicious breakfast and I wanted to share this easy to follow recipe with you. This recipe makes one serving, so be sure to double—or triple it—depending on how many happy and healthy eaters will be joining you at the table!
INGREDIENTS (Makes 1 Serving)

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Miraval Oil Blend (page 19) or canola oil
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped asparagus
  • 1/4 c. baby spinach, rinsed and spun dry
  • 1 Tbsp. Basic Lentils (page 15)
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Salt, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. Miraval Salsa (page 221), optional
  • 1 Tbsp. Roasted Green Chili Sauce (page 131), optional

WHISK the eggs in a small bowl until frothy. Set aside.
HEAT a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and when hot, add the onion and cook, stirring for 15 seconds. Add the asparagus and bell pepper, and cook, stirring for 15 seconds. Add the spinach and stir well. Add the lentils and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to low. Add the eggs and cook undisturbed until they start to set and pull away from the sides of the pan, 45 seconds to 1 minute.
USING a rubber spatula, gently pull the eggs away from the sides of the pan and tip the pan to allow the uncooked eggs to run underneath. Cook the eggs to desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes. Carefully slip a spatula under the eggs, flip onto the other side, and cook for 15 seconds.
PLACE a place over the pan and invert the pan, releasing the omelet onto the plate. Top the omelet with the cheese. Add salt, pepper, and salsas, as desired. Serve immediately.
Calories: 190; Total Fat: 12 G; Carbohydrate: 6 G; Dietary Fiber: 2 G; Protein: 15 G
For more information about the Mindful Eating Cookbook and how to get your copy, click here.

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