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Asparagus, Tomato and Spinach Frittata

June 10th, 2019 — 11:23pm


1 tbsp. olive oil 1 small bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, chopped into 1” pieces (about 2 cups) 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 garlic clove, minced 1 packed cup baby spinach leaves, torn into pieces 5 large eggs ½ cup grated cheese (cheddar, parmesan or whatever you prefer) Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Pour oil into a 10-inch ovenproof skillet and set it over medium heat. Sauté the asparagus for 2-3 minutes, then add the tomatoes and garlic to the pan and cook until the tomatoes release their juices. Add the spinach and cook until it wilts.

Meanwhile, stir together the eggs, cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread the vegetables into an even layer in the pan and pour the beaten eggs overtop; reduce heat to medium-low and cook the frittata for 5-8 minutes or until the bottom has set. Gently […]

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High Protein Pancakes

June 10th, 2019 — 11:15pm


½ cup quick cooking oatmeal

½ cup cottage cheese

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs


Puree all ingredients in a blender.

Heat a no-stick skillet to medium, spray bottom with oil and fry pancakes on both sides until golden.

Top with berries and sugar-free syrup for a delicious breakfast!

These pancakes also freeze well and can be toasted just before serving.


Makes 2 pancakes; count both pancakes as 3 proteins (group 6) and 1 carbohydrate (group 5)

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Steak and Eggs with Chimichurri

June 10th, 2019 — 11:12pm

This would make a fantastic weekend brunch!


Chimichurri: 1 C coarsely chopped parsley 1 clove garlic ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp water 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar ¼ C extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp minced jalapeno

For the steak and eggs: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound flank or skirt steak Salt and black pepper to taste 4 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise 4 eggs

Directions: Chimichurri: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fully blended. Makes about 1 cup, keeps in the refrigerator for up to one week. Steak and Eggs: Heat half the olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Cook to desired doneness level. Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. While the steak rests, place the tomatoes cut side down in the same pan and cook for about 2 minutes, until […]

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Sausage and Mushroom Mini Quiches

June 10th, 2019 — 11:08pm


8 ounces breakfast sausage, removed from casing and crumbled into small pieces 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced ¼ cup sliced scallions ¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 5 eggs 3 egg whites 1 cup milk


• Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325°F. Coat a muffin tin generously with cooking spray or butter. • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Add oil to the pan. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to the bowl with the sausage. Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in scallions, cheese and pepper. • Whisk eggs, egg whites and milk in a medium bowl. Divide the egg mixture evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle a heaping tablespoon of the sausage […]

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