With breakfast being such an important part of the morning, the right meal choice makes all the difference. A frittata is an alternative way to feed your AM crowd from one pan. And while it may seem similar to other egg dishes, a frittata has its own niche in the egg world.
This version is easy to prepare, plus it utilizes egg whites—no yolk required! The benefits of egg whites are an added bonus to the deliciousness of this savory recipe. Not to mention, the cherry tomatoes, spinach, and broccoli boost your frittata into overdrive. Each ingredient adds another level of color, texture, flavor, and nutrients to the dish.
Heat up your pan and let the breakfast spectacle begin! The taste and presentation will have everyone excited to sit around the table and dig in.
- 12 egg whites
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1/2 cup frozen spinach (thawed, chopped, and drained of moisture)
- 1 cup small broccoli florets
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 3 tablespoon fresh basil (chopped)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (reduced fat, grated)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
- Preheat frittata pan over medium heat.
- In a medium bowl, mix egg whites until frothy.
- Add cherry tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, garlic, 2 tablespoon basil, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
- Add the egg mixture to the frittata pan and cook for 3–4 minutes until the egg whites begin to set around the edges.
- Loosen egg white with a rubber spatula.
- Flip pan and cook for an additional 3–4 minutes until frittata has set and is cooked through.
- Transfer from the pan to a plate and sprinkle with the remaining 1 Tbsp basil.
- Slice the frittata into thin wedges and eat warm or at room temperature with dollops of sour cream on top.
Cook's Note: It's very important to squeeze out all the excess moisture from the spinach, as you don't want to water down your frittata. Although we use low-fat sour cream, and a small amount at that, Greek yogurt can be substituted in its place. Bake single-serve frittatas in a muffin tin for a mini, freezer-friendly meal.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||3 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|