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Spinach, Ham & Cheese Omelet

Spinach, Ham & Cheese OmeletFamilies looking to save on food costs can still prepare easy and healthful meals with the right staple ingredients, like the affordable egg, which costs an average of 14 cents apiece. This recipe is an excellent source for protein, vitamin A, choline and calcium, and a good source for folate and iron.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon butter
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (1 ounce)
1/4 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup finely chopped ham

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat eggs and water in small bowl until blended.
  2. Heat butter in 7 to 10-inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
  3. Tilt pan to coat bottom.
  4. Pour in egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges.
  5. Gently push cooked portions from edges toward the center with inverted turner so that uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface.
  6. Continue cooking, tilting pan and gently moving cooked portions as needed.
  7. When top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, season with salt and pepper.
  8. Place cheese on one side of omelet; top with spinach and ham.
  9. Fold omelet in half with turner.
  10. With a quick flip of the wrist, turn pan and INVERT or SLIDE omelet onto plate.
  11. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): calories: 299 total fat: 21g saturated fat: 9g polyunsaturated fat: 2g monounsaturated fat: 5g cholesterol: 469mg sodium: 640mg carbohydrates: 2g dietary fiber: 0g protein: 25g vitamin A: 1,209.2IU vitamin D: 35.0IU folate: 47.4mcg calcium: 261.9mg iron: 2.2mg choline: 274.2mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).