egg & frittata recipes!

I try to balance my week with some savory breakfasts, and some sweet...okay maybe a couple more sweet, but I've love making frittatas for an easy, filling breakfast!

Traditionally these are made in a cast iron skillet, but since I don't have one and never actually think to buy one at the store, I found a way to make them without it! All you need is a 6" cake pan, parchment paper, and cooking spray. 

Also if I'm feeling lazy (happens often), I just make all of the same ingredients into an egg scramble or hash and it still tastes yummy!

Line the pan with parchment paper, pushing into the shape of the pan. Spray with cooking spray. You'll always add your veggies, meats, and cheese on the bottom then top with your egg mixture. Bake at 375 for 18-25 minutes (depending on how many eggs you decide to add!). It lifts right out of the parchment paper beautifully! I always lift the paper onto my plate, then use a spatula to slide it right off.

Now that you know the basics, you can put whatever you want in them!

My base egg recipe is 1 egg whisked with 1/3c egg whites (which is 2 WW smart points). If you want to beef it up, just add more egg whites! You can add up to 1 cup for only 1 smart point, so it's still a great point value! I usually add 2T of reduced fat feta, because it's only 1 smart point and I love feta! If I'm feeling fancy, I'll add in shredded gorgonzola or something else delicious! I love cheese.

Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Frittata 

1 egg
1/3 cup liquid egg whites
2T feta
1 big handful of spinach
2Tish diced onion
1 roma tomato, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onions and spinach in a pan with cookie spray until the onions are soft and the spinach is wilted. Put in the bottom of your frittata pan (or cake pan like I described above). Add the feta. Whisk egg and egg whites together and pour over the veggies and cheese. Add the tomato slices on top. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 18 minutes at 375, or until eggs are cooked through. 

WW Smart Points: 3

Ham, Kale, and Gorgonzola Frittata 

1 egg
1/3 c liquid egg whites 
1 bunch of kale leaves, removed from stem
3 slices canadian bacon (I use Land 'O Frost brand)
2T chopped mushrooms
2T diced onion
25gm shredded gorgonzola 

Saute the onions, kale, and mushrooms in a pan sprayed with cooking spray until veggies are soft and kale is wilted. Put them on the bottom of your prepared frittata pan (see top of post for directions). Add your chopped bacon slices cheese. Whisk the egg and egg whites, adding salt and pepper as desired and pour over the veggies and cheese. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 375 or until eggs are cooked through. 

WW Smart Points: 5

Sweet Potato and Spinach Hash with Avocado

 2oz sweet potato chunks
big handful of spinach
2 thin slices of black forest ham
45gm avocado
1/2T reduced fat feta cheese

In a pan sprayed with cooking spray, saute the sweet potato until soft, add spinach and ham and let the spinach wilt. Plate the veggies and ham and top with feta cheese and sliced avocado. In the same pan, crack an egg and cook for a a couple of minutes on each side, leaving the yolk runny. Add salt and pepper as desired.

WW Smart Points: 6

Savory Egg Waffle

3oz shredded potato
handful of spinach
1 egg
1/3c egg whites
16gm shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and cook in a well sprayed waffle iron.

WW Smart Points: 6 

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