Poached eggs with spinach, Portobello mushroom and vine tomatoes: The Fast Diet
PUBLISHED: 10:14 19 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:14 19 July 2013
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Calorie count: 124 with one egg, 199 with two
Research recently found that people who consume egg protein for breakfast are more likely to feel full during the day than those whose breakfasts contain wheat protein, so an omelette makes perfect Fast Day sense.
It’s the combination of plants and proteins which makes this dish such an ideal choice.
That, and the delicious taste – all for obligingly few calories.
1 large Portobello mushroom
1 vine of cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper oil for spraying
1 or 2 eggs
100g young spinach leaves
pinch of nutmeg
Season the mushroom and tomatoes, spray with a little oil and place under a hot grill for 5 minutes.
Poach the eggs for 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile, wilt the spinach in a saucepan; drain well and add a pinch of nutmeg.
Serve garnished with chives.
Note: Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, including folate and iron