Poached eggs with spinach, Portobello mushroom and vine tomatoes: The Fast Diet

Poached eggs

Poached eggs - Credit: Romas Foord

One man’s health scare led to the creation of a new diet, which is fast becoming a worldwide health movement

Calorie count: 124 with one egg, 199 with two

Research recently found that people who consume egg protein for breakfast are more likely to feel full during the day than those whose breakfasts contain wheat protein, so an omelette makes perfect Fast Day sense.

It’s the combination of plants and proteins which makes this dish such an ideal choice.

That, and the delicious taste – all for obligingly few calories.


1 large Portobello mushroom

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1 vine of cherry tomatoes

salt and pepper oil for spraying

1 or 2 eggs

100g young spinach leaves

pinch of nutmeg

snipped chives


Season the mushroom and tomatoes, spray with a little oil and place under a hot grill for 5 minutes.

Poach the eggs for 3-4 minutes.

Meanwhile, wilt the spinach in a saucepan; drain well and add a pinch of nutmeg.

Serve garnished with chives.

Note: Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, including folate and iron