Ken and I are on a little bit of a diet. At least, we’re trying to get back to a healthier eating routine–greatly reducing “white foods” and not eating sugar–saving wine for Saturdays only. The wine restriction is one of the most difficult because we had really been enjoying a glass (or two) with dinner every night.
So, tonight I made us a big fritatta.
We had enough to have left overs for a healthy, high protein snack.
Here’s what’s in it ;
4 whole eggs and 2 extra whites
about a half cup of grated low fat cheddar
about a quarter cup of grated romano
a big bag of spinach–sauteed it first, squeezed out some water and chopped it.
one medium onion, chopped and sauteed with
a half of a red pepper, chopped.
two small Yukon gold potatoes, cooked in the microwave and diced.
salt and pepper
I just whisked up the eggs and added all the cooked veggies. Heated up some olive oil in a big frying pan and poured it all in. After a few minutes I put it under the broiler for another couple of minutes to fully set the eggs.
I added some pan roasted asparagus…
There you go. A healthy, hearty, diet friendly supper.


Easy Weeknight Supper — 7 Comments

  1. I love frittata! We make one that Giada de Laurentiis had on her show, with prosciutto, potatoes, basil, parmesan, and cream – not sure if it falls in that healthy snack category! (I just got back from a long weekend away so I, too, need to adjust back to a more normal eating pattern. I can’t have chocolate covered almonds every day…)

  2. This looks good Jan.
    And re a glass of wine every night, I think it only hurts your pocket, but should be good for you(red wine anyway).

  3. Don’t you just love fritattas? I cook them quite often, and make them to use leftover veggies. Like you say, they’re healthful and tasty (although I have to say I usually have to have a glass of wine with mine). I use a lot of chard or kale in mine, as I always seem to have that in my fridge.

  4. We had some asparagus last night, too, but I will confess it went with some grilled red meat (finally the rain stopped and we could find the barbecue without an umbrella). We also like breakfast for dinner.