14 March, 2024

This cheesy mushroom and spinach omelette is the delightful lunchtime pick-me-up you’ve been searching for. To make things even more appealing, this recipe is perfect for those busy! In just 10 minutes, you’ll be feasting on fresh greens, creamy mushrooms, and pockets of vibrant flavours.


Preparation time: 10 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.


1 tsp olive oil 

Handful of mushrooms (button or chestnut) – washed and sliced 

25g (1/4 cup) grated cheddar (or plant-based) cheese 

Handful of spinach 

2 eggs 

Salt and pepper 


  • In a bowl, crack and beat the eggs with salt and pepper. 
  • In a pan, heat the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. 
  • Transfer the mushrooms and spinach to a plate and set aside. 
  • Add the beaten eggs to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the mushroom and spinach mix to one side of the omelette and sprinkle the cheese over. 
  • Use a spatula to gently fold the omelette in half over the filling. 
  • Cook for another minute or so until the cheese has melted. 
  • Slide the omelette off the pan onto a plate and serve with a side salad. 


Why this is good for you  

Eggs and mushrooms are a healthy source of protein. Protein is an important part of a balanced diet and is key to building and maintaining all types of body tissue, including muscle. 

Spinach is a non-starchy vegetable and is rich in carotenoids. Not only is there strong evidence that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help to reduce breast cancer risk but eating non-starchy vegetables and carotenoid-rich vegetables may also decrease the risk of breast cancer.  

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