low calorie, yummy frittata

i added a new category “tips to cut it back” for some of the food substitutions and tips i am learning along the way.  this is a learning process.  learning how to still enjoy food without over indulging.  learning how to identify emotional eating for true hunger.  learning to put my health first by saying no i can’t eat there.  food is delicious and saying no is not an option.  but i am saying less.  and more movement.  that combination has allowed me to keep up this process for 6 1/2 weeks and to be successful.

last night i made a frittata.  it was super easy and definitely a repeat dinner.

we love chorizo sausage. this gluten-free soy version has much less calories and fat than real sausage but still has amazing flavor. it is a refrigerator staple in this house.

here are the ingredients with the calorie breakdown:
3 small red potatoes, chopped up. 190 calories, 0.4 g fat
2 large eggs. 147 calories, 9.9 g fat
6 large egg whites. 103 calories, 0.4 g fat
2 1/2 ounces/70 grams of soy chorizo. 140 calories, 10 g fat
1 small onion. 29 calories,
1 clove of garlic.
1 teaspoon virgin olive oil. 39 calories, 4.5 g fat

measuring food seemed like such a pain. but it really isn’t. it keeps calorie counting and portions under control and much easier to manage. grab yourself an inexpensive food scale and get to measuring!

4 servings total. per serving 162 calories and 6.3 grams of fat.

here is what i did:
1- chop potatoes and boil in water until tender enough to pierce through with a knife. drain and allow to dry out a bit.
2- preheat oven to 375°F.
3- in a large oven safe skillet, heat oil, potato, onion, garlic, and chorizo over medium-high. saute 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4- while the chorizo mixture is cooking, add eggs to a bowl and whisk together.
5- turn heat down to medium and add the egg to the chorizo mixture. allow eggs to start to set and then place skillet in oven. cook until the eggs are set, a little puffy, and are ever-so-lightly browned on top. about 15-20 minutes. remove from oven and immediately remove frittata from pan.

egg whites are my new best friend.  i have never been a huge “egg” person. i have never had an egg white omelet. but seriously people, it is so easy and quick to whip up an egg white omelet there is no excuse not to eat well. low calorie, high protein. when i am eating alone i will fill it with spicy salsa.  the more spice the more water i drink. win, win.
at 163 calories per serving, i had two servings and was completely full.

today i am giving lots of love to my number one guy.  sam hasn’t been feeling so well the last couple of days with a stomach bug.  hopefully it isn’t anything serious and he is just in need of some mama cuddle time.

2 comments
Anonymous
Anonymous

I would like to place an order for one of those......mmmm

Bethany James
Bethany James

That's looks delicious!I was going to say that 160 calories doesn't seem like enough at all for dinner, but then I saw you had two servings. That seemed more sensible. Bet it was yummy!