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Omelette with a tomato sauce

Tags: children

Nutritional Info
Calories323
Fat19g
Saturates10g
Total Sugar5g

This is a really quick and tasty meal to make for your little ones when they come in starving.

omelette-with-tomato-sauceThis is a really quick and tasty meal to make for your little ones when they come in starving. It also has plenty of nutrients needed for healthy bones. The cheese is a good source of calcium and protein – protein in a meal helps with the absorption of calcium. The eggs also provide protein and look for the ones enriched with vitamin D. During the winter months, vitamin D is not made in the body, so it is important to get it from the diet. Serve with sweet potato wedges to make a balanced meal.

Ingredients (Serves 2-3 children)

  • For the tomato sauce
  • 1 x 400g can of tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • For the omelette
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 5 free-range eggs
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 10g butter
  • 60g Cheddar cheese, grated

Method

Start with the tomato sauce. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season with the salt and pepper and stir in the sugar. Allow to simmer while you prepare the omelette.

Crack the eggs into a clean bowl. Beat them well, adding salt, pepper, then the herbs.
Heat the butter in a wide non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until it just foams. Add the eggs to the pan and make an omelette in the usual way, turning the pan occasionally to ensure even cooking. As it cooks, draw the cooked eggs at the edges toward the centre of the pan, to give a plump, 'crinkled' omelette.

When it's just about cooked through, but still slightly damp and runny on top, sprinkle the cheese down the middle of the omelette.

Flip the sides of the omelette in toward the middle to cover. Slide the omelette out of the pan onto a warm plate. Serve the omelette with the tomato sauce.

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