Healthifying Food & Wine’s Frittata

Food & Wine has some delicious recipes lurking within the pages of their monthly magazine. Those recipes, however, do very little for people trying to help watch what they’re eating.  A combination of cream, butter, oil and eggs can be found in most of the recipes; and of course they are, because they are delicious. It’s part of the reason I love baking. Yet with the wedding on, rich foods are not normally on a dieter’s menu.  For our weekend breakfast I flipped through the new issue just wondering if it was even possible to adapt any of their dishes for people who do not want to die at an early age. You’ll be shocked to hear this, but it turns out that ANY recipe is adaptable.

Vegetarian “Prosciutto” & Mozzarella Frittata (adapted from Food & Wine)

  • 8 Large Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Milk
  • 2 Tbsp low-fat feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried Basil flakes
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 4 slices Lightlife Ham Deli Protein sliced into strips
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Chop the feta cheese in a small food processor or mincer.  In a bowl, beat the egg whites with the milk, feta, basil, salt and pepper.  Heat an 8-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet until a drop of water beads. Remove the skillet from heat and spray it with some cooking spray (prepare for smoke!) Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat until softened.  Stir in the tomato and “ham” until warm. Add the eggs and cook until they begin to set on the bottom. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the eggs, gently pressing it into the eggs. Bake the frittata for 20 minutes or until just set. Remove from the oven and shake the skillet over high until the frittata releases from the pan. Invert the frittata and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into wedges.  Serve it!

Makes 6 servings at 97 calories a serving.

I wanted to provide a comparison of the original recipe to the slightly healthier version, but as you can tell based on my blogging habits, I am incredibly lazy (and occasionally busy). Just know that an ingredient that looks healthy here was very much not in the original recipe.  So remember, when trying this recipe, I am trying to make you healthier while eating food that should be rich. Food & Wine, though, is TRYING TO KILL YOU!

(Blame that last bit on Stephen Colbert’s March To Keep Fear Alive)

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One Response to Healthifying Food & Wine’s Frittata

  1. Amanda says:

    Dude. Cooking light has the most flavorful light and healthy recipes. They also have a ton of straight up vegetarian options without having to make substitutions.

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