What to eat on a fast day? Preferably something that’s incredibly easy to prepare, delicious, nutritious and packed full of protein to help keep you feeling fuller for as long as possible. Of course it also has to look appealing on a plate. So vibrant and bursting with flavour that you just can’t help digging in. What can I say. This Chinese style omelette ticks all the boxes. My vegetarian version is full of julienned vegetables but you can easily mix it up and add some freshly cooked prawns, a little poached chicken or lean wok seared beef or pork fillet. A gorgeous 5-2 fast day meal to celebrate the first day of Spring for just 255 calories a serve.
Chinese Style Egg Omelette
Serves 1 generously (255 calories per serve)
50g snow peas, trimmed, thinly sliced (21 calories)
50g bean sprouts, trimmed (15 calories)
1 long green spring onion, thinly sliced (5 calories)
1/4 long red chilli, thinly sliced (2 calories)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated (2 calories)
1/2 garlic clove, crushed (2 calories)
2 tablespoons oyster sauce (18 calories)
2 eggs (150 calories)
1 teaspoon olive oil (40 calories)
PLACE sliced snow peas in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for a minute then drain into a colander and plunge into a bowl of cold water to refresh. Drain again then combine with sliced spring onion and chilli.
BEAT eggs with a tablespoon of cold water in a bowl until frothy. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper
HEAT oil in wok over medium-high heat. Add egg mixture, swirling to coat. Cook for 30 seconds or until just set.
PILE vegetable mixture over half of the omelette. Fold over to enclose filling, then transfer to a warm plate.
COMBINE ginger, garlic, oyster sauce and 1 tablespoon hot water in a small bowl, drizzle over the plated omelette. Serve immediately.