Mixed vegetable omelette

What to pack for school lunches…? This may be one of the many creative challenges parents will be figuring out every school day.

When my children were younger, I used to pack mostly savoury snacks for their lunches and too much peanut butter and bread (as they would remind me) for their morning tea.

I understand a parent’s challenge; I used to have to really think every single day, as I like my children to have home cooked food/snacks for school.

When they were older, I packed more rice dishes for their lunches, such as friend rice, fried noodles, or rice with other dishes, as they needed something more substantial to sustain them for the whole day.

So if you are struggling as to what dishes to cook, here is one simple dish that I whip up from leftovers. In fact, it is one of my favourites for my lunches.

Why leftovers?

I was brought up not to waste food, so we recreate new dishes from leftovers.  Also, leftovers are rich in flavour. As for this vegetable dish – it is carrots and beans; they are not mushy vegetables, so it is an ideal leftover dish for recreation.


  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • Garlic optional
  • Left over stir fried beans and carrots (enough for one person)
  • 2 eggs – gently beaten.
  • Dash of pepper & pinch of salt

Here is the video for demonstration  : https://www.facebook.com/MyLongTable/videos/709867645871046/


  1. Heat oil on medium heat.
  2. Add leftover vegetables; *Always heat up the leftovers properly.
  3. Push the vegetables aside and pour the eggs into the middle of the wok on medium heat.
  4. Gradually push the vegetables to the center to allow the edges of the eggs to cook.
  5. After 10 seconds, gentle fold the cooked portions of the eggs from the side of the wok towards the center, to allow the uncooked eggs to reach the side of the wok. Repeat 2-3 times.
  6. Once the eggs are cooked and no more liquid egg is visible, flip the omelette to the other side to make sure it is properly cooked on both sides.

Number of people: 1 – 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

That’s it! It is that easy. Be creative with your leftovers; it will help you to save time and it adds flavour to your next creation.

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