Following the Ketogenic Diet with a Hawaiian Palate

Keto Kine Breakfast: Kalua Pig and Spinach Omelet

I mentioned in my last post that I’m swamped with work, and that’s still true, which is why I’ve gone another week without posting, ugh. In the end, in order to eat keto I have to make sure I can buy keto groceries. Or just groceries period. 🙂

Kalua Pig & Spinach Omelet

I mentioned in my first What Get For Eat? post that I had a kalua pig omelet at Moena Cafe. It was pretty dang ono, so the other week I set out to make my own, and it turned out great. Of course, I have a well-documented history of being terrible at cooking eggs, which is why mine is all kapakahi (as in, all messed up) colored and has brown spots and such. Still, not one of my worst egg catastrophes.

Sauteed Spinach

The first step was to cook the spinach. I used a bit of MCT oil and half a teaspoon minced garlic.

And then I took no more cooking photos because I was sure I’d mess it up. I just microwaved the kalua pig because it’s already cooked, and you only need to reheat it. I used butter to cook the egg, and I flipped it over once, then added the spinach, then the kalua, then some cheddar, then wrapped it up and sprinkled it with more cheese.

Kalua Pig & Spinach Omelet

It was very tasty, though I think next time I’ll add more cheese. 🙂

Here’s another close-up. Cause close-ups look yummy.

Kalua Pig & Spinach Omelet
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Kalua Pig and Spinach Omelet

Smoked pork combined with sauteed spinach makes for a very yummy omelet.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 613 kcal


  • 1 serving kalua pig (I used Keoki's)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp MCT oil
  • 1/2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 med green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 1 sprig cilantro (optional)


  1. Scramble eggs and sprinkle with salt, mixing well.

  2. Heat pan on medium head and add oil, then saute garlic until fragrant and add spinach. Cook on medium heat until wilted and remove from pan and set aside. Reheat kalua pig separately.

  3. Add butter to pan and spread around to cover. Add eggs, and when just cooked, flip over. Quickly add kalua pig, spinach, and cheese, reserving some cheese for the top. Fold over, wrapping up the insides in your omelet.

  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Recipe Notes

One omelet is approximately 4.6 net carbs with the optional ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
Kalua Pig and Spinach Omelet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 613 Calories from Fat 434
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.2g 74%
Saturated Fat 23.6g 118%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.6g
Cholesterol 553mg 184%
Sodium 859.5mg 36%
Potassium 402mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 6.1g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 41.2g 82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crystal is a 38-year-old wife and mom to three. She is a freelance editor for independent fiction authors and the co-author of the Yum-Yum Bento Box cookbooks. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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