Today I’ve got another quick bulk lunch idea. As I’ve mentioned before, I get weekly organic fruit and vegetable deliveries and they’re hard to keep up with. Sometimes I have a whole bunch of vegetables that I really don’t know what to do with. Then a thought struck. Omelettes!
There’s something so simple and good about omelettes. There really isn’t much to it but they are delicious and the great thing about having them for lunch is that they will keep you full long afterwards, unlike some other healthy lunch options (I’m looking at you, salad).
This was something I threw together one night after work and just like that, I had three lunches waiting for me in the fridge for the rest of the week. Now, another great thing about omelettes is that they are so versatile. You can put anything in there. I had some kale that was starting to get a little old so I threw it in there. You could make a Tex-Mex omelette with tomatoes, corn, onions, peppers and monterey jack cheese. You could make a Mediterranean omelette with spinach, tomato and feta cheese. So many options!
- 1/2 bunch of kale
- 5 eggs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- Sriracha (optional)
- Heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add kale and sauté for 10-15 minutes or until the leaves are softened and slightly browned on the edges.
- Whisk eggs together and add to the skillet. Let it sit for about 5 – 7 minutes. The bottom of my omelette browned a little because there were so many eggs in this recipe because I wanted to make three lunches instead of one meal. That made it take longer for the egg to cook through and thus the browned bottom. If you were making this individually you wouldn’t have this happen. It doesn’t really affect the taste so it was worth me not having to make lunches for three days.
- When the egg is mostly firm, add the cheese and drizzle some Sriracha (if you want) and fold the omelette in half.
- Let it cook a minute or two more so that the inside can finish cooking and the cheese can melt.