One of my new goals is to create a series of recipes focused on being easy, healthy and inexpensive. As you know, I love to cook. Well, the boyfriend loves to save money. For me, when it comes to food, I don’t really mind how much I spend because I know its well worth it. I’m not out there using coupons on cheap crap just to save a buck. I’m all about buying fresh, organic, all-natural, wholesome, good food, which means expensive food. The boyfriend on the other hand could survive (or so he thinks he could) on $.99 burgers and Pringles chips. This way of eating is extremely cheap but extremely gross. So to meet in the middle, I want to create a collection of recipes under ten dollars and with four ingredients or less*. Can I do it? Here is attempt number one – the Apple and Cheddar Omelet.
*Note: This may or may not be cheating, but I will not count basic pantry items (like spices) that most of us have on hand.
Apple and Cheddar Omelets
For each omelet:
2 organic cage-free eggs
Salt and pepper
One apple (peeled and diced into cubes)
1/8-1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Preheat a small non-stick skillet on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray if needed.
2. Whisk together the two eggs, a few sprinkles of nutmeg and salt and pepper.
3. Pour into skillet and lift the edges to let eggs flow under until it isn’t runny anymore.
4. Sprinkle the cheese (as much as you desire, I’m not a huge cheese fan so I just use a little bit) on one side of the omelet and top with diced apples.
5. Fold omelet over and let sit for about a minute or two.
6. Once the cheese has melted, remove from the skillet and enjoy!
Is this easy (and cheap) enough? Please let me know your thoughts!
P.S. I made this for dinner the other night with a side of mashed sweet potatoes…so yummy!