I’ve started my diet again after a 5 month break and a 3 stone gain due to my SAD and so it’s time to find something filling and tasty under 400 for Brunch. Normally I would have breakfast but I found that if I eat breakfast I’m hungry all day. If however I miss breakfast and combine it with lunch I stay full for longer and don’t want to pick as much in the evening due to dinner being a lot later.
This also means that you can push the boat out a bit for brunch eating something that would be deemed at bit weird eating it for breakfast and this week we’ve been trying all different ingredients and concoctions to come back to something pretty plain but which tastes absolutely amazing.
Honey Smoked Bacon and Shallot Frittata – Serves 2
- 150g frozen casserole vegetables (defrosted)
- 60g mushrooms (sliced)
- 25g grated Parmesan
- 4 eggs
- 4 shallots (sliced)
- 2 rashers honey smoked bacon (which you can get at Aldi and is utterly delicious)
- 1 garlic clove (cut up in tiny pieces)
- pinch of dried parsley
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 pinch of table salt (or a low sodium alternative)
- 2 pinches of white pepper
- Fry Light
Spray 3 pumps of Fry Light in a pan. Heat. Add shallots and garlic with pinch of sea salt and pepper until they start to brown. Slice mushrooms, vegetables, and bacon (with fat removed) and add to pan with the parsley. Cook until bacon opaque and nearly cooked, mushrooms and vegetable are warm. Grate Parmesan. Whisk 4 eggs in a bowl, add parmesan with pinch or ordinary salt and pepper and mix together. Then pour egg all over ingredients in the pan and cook until the sides start to come away from the pan.
Remove pan from heat and put under the grill until egg starts to bubble up and is all lightly golden brown.
That’s all there is to it. We tried it with sausage, turkey bacon, broccoli, and other things but this one is definitely the tastiest we have had and since it’s full of protein can keep hunger at bay for ages!
Give it a go and tell me what you think.