Tips for cooking on a budget

Broccoli Omelette Pinwheel

Two recipes in one, you start with making a delicious broccoli omelette, to which you can transfer to a tortilla wrap and roll into pinwheels for a more substantial balanced meal. Delicious enjoyed hot or cold, at home or on the go – plus it’s low budget to save on pennies too.

Suitable from 6 months old, cut into finger length strips for little ones under 12 months so it’s easier for them to hold.

What you’ll need-

  • 1 large tortilla (or GF alt)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 large florets of broccoli
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • A small handful of grated cheddar cheese (or DF alt)
  • 20g unsalted butter (or df spread)

How to make it:
1) Chop the broccoli into very small pieces, add to a microwave safe bowl along with a splash of water. Cook on high for 4 minutes. (Or steam on the hob for 5 minutes)

2) Meanwhile add the eggs to another bowl, along with the garlic granules and a little black pepper. Whisk up till you see no separated egg white anymore, then stir in the cheese.

3) Heat a large non stick pan over a medium high heat and add the butter, along with a tiny drizzle of cooking oil if you have it, as this stops the butter from burning. Now drain the broccoli and add it to the pan to continue cooking and char a little on the edges. You can also take a potato masher to the broccoli if you wish to make the veg much smaller and blend into the egg better.

4) After sautéing the broccoli for a few minutes, spread it out evenly in the pan then pour in the egg mixture. Tilt the pan all around so the egg covers the entire base, then turn the heat to medium/ low and allow to cook for a few minutes until you can see most of the egg firmed up and starting to set.

5) Use a thin sturdy spatula to flip the egg over, and cook on the other side for a few more minutes.

6) You can now cut this into portions and pop in the lunch box, or you can transfer the round omelette on top of the tortilla wrap. Then roll it up into a long sausage shape and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Leftovers will keep for 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

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