Friday, June 3, 2011

My New Favorite Lunch-time Friend: The Frittata

Veggie Fajita Frittata
5.5 Weight Watcher Points Plus (for the whole thing!)

First I must say that this meal was completely unplanned. As the lunch hour approached, once again, I peered into the fridge wondering what to make myself for lunch. I normally make easy lunches for the girls like PB&J or nuggets. (Judge me if you want but at my house I usually serve something I know they will like for lunch and save the battles for dinner.) Those options are not something I want to eat or should eat. (Well to be totally honest I do like nuggets.) I digress, my point is that I never seem to have a lunch plan for myself.

I miss the variety in my lunches that I used to have when I was working. Going out to eat isn't in my budget or even fun anymore. Taking two tots out dangerously close to nap-time to eat in public with the working folks - I don't think so. You people working and trying to have a nice lunch can thank me for that one.

So today as I stared into the fridge thinking I should really eat these left over peppers & onions from my fajitas a light bulb went off - make a frittata! I have always wanted to make a frittata. I am not sure why I waited so long because it was easy and delicious.

Here is the scoop...

  • 2 eggs = 4 pp
  • 2 egg whites = .5 pp
  • 1 slice of 2% american cheese = 1 pp
  • Leftover faijita peppers & onions = o pp
  • Tomato = 0 pp
  • Total = 5.5 pp
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat eggs & add salt & pepper.
  • Dice veggies (except tomato) and add to egg mixture.
  • Tear apart slice of cheese and add to egg mixture.
  • Pour in a hot oven proof non-stick skillet. Cook egg mixture until it begins to set up.
  • Slice tomato and put on top.
  • Put in the oven and bake until the eggs are completely cooked. At the end turn on the broiler to get the top and edges nice and bubbly. I got impatient and took mine out early.
This is what mine looked like out of the oven.

Here is what it looked like on my plate halfway through with some sriracha.

I hope you had a good lunch today! TGIF.


annalee said...

Thank you for your so kind comment!
I'm glad you said hello.
Your recipes look fabulous!
I think I am going to try the bellpepper pizza idea first!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I love frittatas and this looks absolutely delicious!!

You know, if you were doing the filling foods plan the only points you would have had to have counted for this would be the cheese!!


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