Packed full of nutrients and fibre, this delicious recipe is one to add to your list of simple and healthy meal options. It's ideal for a wholesome breakfast, lunch or evening meal.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 204g serving|
|Energy ||100 kcal |
|204 kcal |
of which saturates
|6 g |
|12.3 g |
of which sugars
|3.7 g |
|7.5 g |
|Fibre||1 g ||2.1 g |
|Protein||7.4 g ||15 g |
|Salt||0.5 g ||1 g |
Eggs are known as a 'complete' protein source, meaning that they contain all of the nine amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by our body. They contain essential fatty acids and are a good source of iron.
If you have been told to watch the number of eggs you eat, due to the cholesterol content, it is a bit of a myth! Studies have shown that the cholesterol contained within an egg has a very small, insignificant effect on blood cholesterol levels. A detailed analysis of the current evidence in 2016 also supported this - with results showing no clear link between egg intake and cholesterol or risk of coronary heart disease. Instead it found that eating one egg a day may actually help to lower the risk of a stroke.
And if you want your omelette runny, that's just fine too. In the past, there were concerns about a risk of contracting salmonella from raw or undercooked eggs. However, guidance from the Food Standards Agency confirms it's now fine to eat your eggs however you want, as long as they carry the British Lion logo.
These fibre-rich vegetables will help towards achieving your '5-a-day' target for fruit and vegetables and can also help you to feel fuller for longer. Plus, getting your recommended fibre intake has been shown to be beneficial in managing blood cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart-related conditions related to diabetes.
Feta cheese is a good source of calcium. It also is full of flavour, meaning you don’t have to use as much to get a great taste. It's also much lower in calories (143 fewer calories) and contains less saturated fat (7.7g less) per 100g than a standard cheddar cheese.
This is a great lower-calorie flavour alternative to oil for use in cooking, which is helpful if you are wanting to lose weight to help manage your diabetes. It also has a low glycaemic index (GI) which can help to keep you feeling fuller for longer, and avoids the sharp rises in blood glucose levels after eating. Note: even though balsamic vinegar is a low-GI food, the sugar content means portion control is still important.
For more healthy eating suggestions, check out our Type 2 Diabetes Diet leaflet.
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