Omelette with Kale & Chia Seeds

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I’m staying on the family farm this week and while the daytime temperature is pleasant, the mornings are so chilly that I haven’t made a green smoothie all week.

Some green-food advocates might suggest a warm vegetable soup, but I that would take the fun out of breakfast. instead, I plan to provide you with a multitude of healthy, hot, fun and tasty breakfast solutions and my high protein Omelette with Kale & Chia Seeds, which uses leftovers and ticks the green box, is just one of them.

This high-protein recipe achieves two things:

  1. It avoids food wastage by using leftovers from last nights dinner; and
  2. It helps us to still get those daily morning greens during winter, because some mornings are just too cold to make smoothies!


omelette with kale and chia seeds

Serves 1


small frying/omlette pan



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup torn kale leaves, loosely packed (leaf only, no stem)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • EVOO* for cooking

Optional Extras

Choose to add any one or more of the following:

  • 30g goats fetta
  • Sml handful leftover vegetables (e.g. stir-fried, baked, steamed etc)
  • Sml handful leftover meat (e.g. roast, steak, chops, etc)
  • 1 tsp chives, basil, or parsley finely chopped


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and set aside.
  2. Heat the frying-pan to high, coat the base with a drizzle of EVOO, add the kale and stir for 2 minutes or until bright green in colour and still holding shape. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Reheat the frying-pan to low-medium heat, add the eggs, ensuring that they spread to the edges of the pan.
  4. Immediately scatter the kale and any Optional Extras on top of the egg before sprinkling with the chia seeds.
  5. Continue to cook the omelette on low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the egg is just set and no longer runny.
  6. Use a spatula to gently loosen the omelette from the pan and serve immediately.

*EVOO – extra virgin olive oil


  • No kale? – Use spinach or silver beet
  • No goats cheese? – Any cheese will do
  • No leftovers? Try grating 1/2 a fresh zucchini, or cook a little extra the night before


1 reply
  1. Thom
    Thom says:

    This was something my wife and I enjoy. Very good. We added Pancetta, Diced and Crispy fried before adding. Yummy. Good work… We steamed the Kale just a little and then added it as per your recipe…

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