Do not adjust your set – this morning meal does indeed allow you to eat bacon, guilt-free.

A jazzed up breakfast omelette that needs just 10 minutes of prep time, this recipe, from James Haskell’s book, Cooking For Fitness, is the perfect way to start your weekend. High on taste but low on carbs, it can be easily integrated into a fat-loss programme or as a kick-start to a training day.

Haskell’s pro tip: “For lower fat, use lean bacon rather than streaky.”

James Haskell's Bacon and Butter Bean Omelette
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James Haskell's Bacon and Butter Bean Omelette
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Nutrition Facts
Bacon, jalapeno and butter bean omelette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 522mg174%
Sodium 1086mg47%
Potassium 523mg15%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 713IU14%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bacon, jalapeno and butter bean omelette

A DIY breakfast that’ll actually fill you up
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Servings: 1
Calories: 488kcal
Author: James Haskell


  • Frying pan


  • 2 slices of streaky bacon
  • 4 slices of pickled jalapeno chilli, or 1/2 a fresh green chilli freshly chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 50 g cooked butter beans
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the grill to high. Place the bacon on a tray and cook under the grill for seven to eight minutes, or until cooked through. Allow it to cool before slicing into strips, half a centimetre thick, and set aside. Stir in the jalapeno chilli.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs well. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter. Pour the eggs into the pan and cook the omelette for two minutes or until it has started to set on the bottom. Now sprinkle the bacon and jalapeno over the omelette and top with the butter beans. Pop under the grill for 30 seconds. Turn out onto a plate and serve immediately.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 522mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg

Cooking For Fitness by James Haskell & Omar Meziane is published by Haskell Publishing.

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