Monday, August 3, 2009

Frittata with Fruit for Fall Breakfast!

One of my clients recently came in the clinic saying that she had a zucchini frittata for breakfast and I just had to look that up to see if it was even on the diet! Low and behold, it is! Granted, we are supposed to have scallions (green onions) rather than sweet onions, but oh my goodness is this ever good! On maintenance you could add a couple of tablespoons of low-fat Bisquick to it to make it more like a quiche if you like.

Enova Oil is found along side the Canola at the grocer and the neat thing about it is your body does not absorb it! Goes right through you and NO diarrhea! One less thing to make you fat! Many people ask me why we are allowed to have so much cheese on our has fat in it, too!
However, melted cheese has a chemical in it called CLA ...conjugated lineloic acid...which actually helps you burn fat! SO it is a good fat!

Asparagus or Zucchini Frittata Recipe
2 teaspoons Canola or Enova oil
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound asparagus, tough ends snapped
off, spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
OR 1/2 cup peeled and diced zucchini
4 large eggs, lightly beaten (Eggbeaters)
1 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Heat oil into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium high heat. Add onions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, until the asparagus are barely tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour in eggs and cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes. While cooking, pre-heat oven broiler.

Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put in oven to broil until cheese is melted and browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven with oven mitts and slide frittata onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges.

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