Brunch Under 400 Calories – Frittata

Recipe for Frittata

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.

Recipe for Frittata

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Honey Smoked Bacon and Shallot Frittata

Yield Serves 2

Under 400 calories


  • 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.


Recipe for Frittata

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.


60 thoughts on “Brunch Under 400 Calories – Frittata

  1. This looks great. I’m always looking for something ‘filling’ for brunch because I never eat breakfast either. Definitely going to try this one.

  2. I think I will try this recipe out and as I am the only person in the family that eats some of the ingredients it will all be for me.

  3. Such great ideas, lm new to cooking this so testing all my boundries and looking for more exciting and challenging stuff to make, thank you x

  4. Love eggs, but haven’t tried a frittata with root feg other than potatoes. Well, it is winter now so a good time to try maybe. Interesting idea thanks!

  5. Sounds delicious! Nice one. I’m a fan of keeping frozen vegetables in so that I can chuck a handful into whatever I’ve got cooking, and they’d be pretty quick to defrost for something like this.

  6. All ways looking for low calorie ideas to try and lose some weight, this looks lovely and I will be giving it a try

  7. That sounds divine .. I have to try that .. I am trying to find a special treat breakfast as I have just gone gluten free and used to love pancakes, banana and syrup .. however gluten free pancakes have been vile so far .. this sounds lush !!

  8. I love frittata- the perfect dish for throwing in leftovers and making something delicious! we make them all the time

  9. Super recipe! Honey smoked bacon sounds delicious! mmm and Garlic makes everything taste gorgeous! I need to make this 🙂

  10. My husband’s just bought me a Fitbit as more than a bit of a hint! This looks delicious and very non-diety so I’ll definitely give it a go, thank you!

  11. Oh my, thats got my mouth watering, I shouldnt read recipes before breakfast! Def on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

  12. This looks delicious. Have just checked and I’ve got (most of) the ingredients. Will try this for lunch. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  13. We keep chickens and always have lots of eggs. I love frittata recipes and always looking for new ones. This looks yum x

  14. Need something like this – too many All Inclusive holidays have given me a spare tyre that could float a whale 🙂

  15. Well you can put a splash of Alpro Soya Cream in it if you want – that’s quite low and makes it really creamy.

    Thanks for reading!

  16. I might put in a little trickle of cream in to it too but that would add too much to the calories I think

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