Tomato Basil Fritata

Hi Everyone!

Today was just one of those days that I’m undecided about everything.  I spent an hour staring into my cupboard and refrigerator debating on what to make for dinner.  I didn’t have any defrosted meat, so I had to come up with a vegetarian dish everyone would love.  Still I couldn’t decide.  My Husband has been eating left over lasagna just about all week, so pasta was out.  Little Jenny doesn’t like beans.  I didn’t have any regular bread, I just didn’t know what to do.  So I sat at my computer thinking, as I ate away a half bag of Bob Mills Granola.  Than I realized I’m not that hungry any more, but I’m still under calories for the day, so I should still eat.  Lucky for me, my Husband called and said he was at the grocery store and asked if we need anything.  I said with a big smile, get something for yourself.  He was happy with that.  So he had what he calls Shitty Canoes, which is grilled hot dogs with canned chili and onions, blah!  And I made myself this!

What is that you’re wondering?  It’s tomato, basil and cheese frittata.  I figured I LOVE the combination of tomatoes and basil, why not try it with eggs?  Honestly I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, but guess what I did!!  It’s so good.  The combination of tomatoes and basil with melted mozzarella cheese surrounded by puffy eggs, its perfect!  So glad I made it, and I think you should too!  Just look at the inside!

It is filled to the rim with tomatoes!  I served it with two small pieces of Seeded Oat bread that I made over the weekend.  I never understood why people eat all the bread but leave the ends.  I think that’s the best part, especially when you have seeded bread!!  I love that bread!  I topped it with Honey Apple Butter that I bought from Trader Joe’s.  Right now as we speak I feel like my stomach is going to explode.  Don’t eat a half a bag of granola before dinner!  I hate to even know what the calories I racked up on snacking on it!

Not the prettiest picture above, but that is what it looked like when I took it out of the oven.  Look at all that basil!  Yum!!!  I can’t wait to grow it in my garden this year.  Just hope the weather warms up enough so I can do some gardening.  My yard is in need of some major help!  The weeds are getting bigger than the plants!!

Tomato Basil Fritata

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1

Tomato Basil Fritata

Ingredients

  1. 1 Plum Tomato, diced
  2. 5 Basil leaves, sliced
  3. 1/2 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  4. 1/2 cup egg substitute or two eggs
  5. 2 tbsp. milk, non-fat
  6. 1 dash of black pepper
  7. cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a 10 oz ramekin or oven safe baking dish, spray with cooking spray.
  3. Add tomatoes and basil into prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl add egg, milk, cheese and pepper. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour egg mixture over tomatoes and basil.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until center of eggs is firm.

Notes

Calories: 101, Fat: 1.7, Cholesterol: 5.3, Sodium: 308, Potassium: 149, Carbs: 3.7, Fiber: .08, Sugar: .07, Protein: 15.6

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/03/29/tomato-basil-fritata/

It’s going to be a short post tonight!  My Husband is cleaning the pool, and I am going to see, if my stomach can handle about 20 minutes of kickboxing.  I’ve kind of slacked on exercising this week, but I have been eating good!  Eggs and fruit for breakfast and salads for lunch.  Dinners have been healthy too!!  So I’m doing good!  My only set back this week was the dam granola!  I better take it to work and share it!!!  I’m best off not having it in the house.  That’s why I haven’t made any.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Toodles!

Comments

  1. Granola is one of my downfalls EVERY.TIME. One day I’ll learn just to avoid it. One day…

    I love these frittatas! It’s like a caprese salad encased in an egg…which sounds kinda like exactly what I want for dinner now!

  2. yummy :) I will have to add this to my list of things to make for breakfast! thank you !

  3. Looks pretty easy! I am the same way with trying to figure out what to fix for dinner somenights.

  4. This frittata is gorgeous!!

  5. love this recipe!

  6. My whole family loves eggs and I am always looking for a new egg dish to try. Fresh basil is always so amazing by itself and when it is incorporated into a dish. I can’t wait to make this recipe!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      Hi Laura! I just love fresh basil and I love the smell of it too!! I can’t wait till Trader Joe’s gets there plants in stock. I get the best basil from there plants.

  7. Looks like a great idea for a quick dinner. I hate those nights when I don’t know what to make, and don’t thaw anything.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I know, lately I have had desserts and spring on my mind that when it’s dinner time I am completly clueless on what to make.

  8. Ohh, delicious! I love tomato and basil, and nothing beats a good frittata :)

  9. Jennifer, you are so funny – I definitely like your dinner WAY more than your husbands, whatever he decides to call it – :)

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I can’t believe I even posted his dinner name. lol I should of taken a picture of it, I will next time since he eats it all the time.

  10. Ohh these look so good! I can’t wait to grow Basil either!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I know, I just heard on the radio, time to plant your basil! Only if the weather would warm up. Have a great weekend!!

  11. Wow, Jen, this sounds and looks amazing. I love that this is like a caprese salad stuffed into a fritatta. I think I will be making this for myself. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  12. looks delicious making this tomorrow :)

  13. Perfect breakfast!

  14. I can just smell at aromatic basil! I would eat this for brunch… or even dinner! :D

  15. obssessed with different ways to make eggs right now. this rocks!

  16. thank you for a great ecipe and website. ill try it tommorrow
    best wishes alan

  17. Hi there!

    I wanted to try this recipe today, but (as usual) I didn’t have all the ingredients, hehe. I didn’t have any basil, but I added mushrooms and oregano. My family approved and I think it was tasty and filling.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and making me look good in front of my family.

    Take care

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I love this recipe because you can really add anything you like to it. I made another crazy combo that I’ll post sometime next week! Glad it turned out for you!

  18. Great recipe – I’m using fresh basil from my terrace – and it is in the oven right now. My calculations show the calorie count higher than you have but still a healthy, protein rich dish!

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