Eggs are great for fasting days: they are more filling and satisfy you for longer than you might expect and they pack a hefty nutritional punch. Particularly if you can get eggs from hens that can roam outside on grass.

Mushroom and Ham omelette

Recipe for Mushroom and ham omelette (serves 2)

Ingredient Calories per serving
1 tsp butter 17
50g mushrooms, sliced 5
50g ham or lean bacon, sliced (optional) 40
4 free-range eggs, beaten 126
salt and pepper 0

Total calories per serving: 190 (150 without meat)

Method: Heat a frying pan on medium and melt the butter. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for a minute or two (if you’re using lean bacon, cook that at the same time). Add the ham (if using) and eggs to the pan and grind salt and pepper over them. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the eggs are almost completely set. Fold one half of the omelette over the other, then cut the omelette in half and serve.