Goats Cheese & Red Pepper Frittata


This is a great dish and very convenient to make in advance for the week. It is low-carb, making it perfect for those looking for a healthy breakfast recipe, and/or those who want to lose weight. Not only does it contain masses of protein-keeping you full for longer-but it is a complete meal in one slice! You can eat it for breakfast and lunch. Here I make one with goats cheese and red pepper, but I picture an alternative with sliced ham and tomatoes which also delicious.


Frittata

Frittata


A Delicious & Low Carb Breakfast Recipe

Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables or pasta. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to “fried”. In Spain, it commonly contains potatoes and outside of Italy and Spain, it is usually known as an omelette.


Ingredients

Many of the foods that I cook with have added health benefits. The benefit to you is enhanced recovery, boosted immunity and extra energy. What is not to like about that?! Here are a couple of snippets of information about some ingredients. If you’re not interested, scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the extra insight.


Eggs are the perfect 431892244meal – full of protein. Nutritionally, they contain: vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, D, E, K; folate, phosphorus, selenium, calcium and zinc. I egg contains 6 grams of protein (containing all of the amino acids) and 5 grams of healthy fats! Despite the myth, eggs are high in cholesterol, but eating eggs does not have adverse effects on cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people and egg consumption consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are antioxidants known to have major benefits for eye health.


Recipe

Goats Cheese & Red Pepper Frittata

Goats Cheese & Red Pepper Frittata

Ingredients

  • 24 Eggs (organic)
  • 250g Goats cheese
  • 2 Red pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 large Mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180 and place the red peppers on an oven proof dish, and cook for 20 minutes; Slice the mushrooms, and gently fry over a medium heat for five minutes.
  2. Slice the goats cheese and set aside;
  3. In a large bowl, whisk all of the eggs and season;
  4. Once the red pepper skin has started to colour, remove and set aside for ten minutes;
  5. In a large ovenproof dish, spread out the mushrooms and carefully pour over the whisked eggs
  6. Add additional seasoning and herbs if you like (I use Herbs de Provence);
  7. Once the peppers have cooled, remove the skins and core and finely slice. Spread these pieces across the dish, and then add the goats cheese slices, evenly.
  8. Place in the oven for approximately 25-35 minutes, until it is firm to touch.
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