Mediterranean Diet-- Greek Style Frittata

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I think I have mentioned it before, I love Frittatas. They are a lot like quiche but they don't have the crust and carbs. You can also put anything and everything in them depending on your mood and what you have in your refrigerator. They are great for cleaning out the fridge! Frittatas do not take long to cook either.

They can be served for brunch. lunch or supper. When I was in the Peace Corps, we would pack up leftover frittata for traveling meals. I have even been known to eat frittata cold for a snack. Some may eat cold pizza, I prefer cold frittata for breakfast!

Recently I fixed a Medterranean Frittata (253 cal). As you can see from the photo, it was beautiful fresh out of the oven. It sliced well after sitting on the counter top for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven. I altered the recipe slightly to reduce the calories, make it healthier and to use what I had on hand. It called for 1/4 cup olive oil; I used 2 teaspoons. It called for fresh basil; I used arugula instead. It also called for 1/2 teaspoon salt; I used none.

To make a menu I added Asparagus vinaigrette (50 cal/6 spears) and a low fat, freshly baked Morning Glory muffin (203 cal).  Total calories for the meal were 506. Everyone loved the meal with all its flavors and plentiful ingredients. It was a hit and a definite repeat.

Enjoy! and Live Vibrant!

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