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Low-Carb Breakfast Frittata

Published March 08, 2019 Read Time: 3 minutes
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article> <section> <p align="justify">After a long night without food, your body wakes up hungry and ready for a scrumptious breakfast. Is having plain old scrambled eggs every single morning getting boring? Change things up and delight your taste buds with this low-carb breakfast frittata recipe! It’s delicious, nutritious, and totally keto friendly.</p> <header>Power Up with Peppers</header> <p align="justify">Capsicums, also known as bell peppers, come in three main colors. They resemble traffic lights with their green, yellow, and red variations. They are naturally low in carbohydrates and add a punch of flavor to dishes—especially eggs.</p> <div class="sub-head">Great Source of Vitamins</div> <p align="justify">peppers provide a healthy boost of vitamins including: vitamin A, B-Complex, as well as C, E, and K. These vitamins boost your immune system and support overall health. Unlike some other vegetables, you can enjoy peppers raw. Sometimes heat from cooking can break down vitamins in our food. By consuming raw—or lightly steamed—peppers you ensure you’re getting the full dose of vitamins packed within.</p> <div class="sub-head">Helps in Weight Loss</div> <p align="justify">Research shows that the capsaicin found in peppers—the substance that provides spicy flavor—has fat-burning benefits.Frequently choosing peppers, or other thermogenic foods, will help increase your metabolism and boost weight loss.</p> <header>The Incredible Egg</header> <p align="justify">Eggs have been at the center of many debates over the last few decades. There’s no denying they are an excellent source of protein, fats, antioxidants, and vitamins. We’ve compiled some other amazing health benefits eggs provide when eaten in moderation.</p> <div class="sub-head">Raises “Good” Cholesterol Levels</div> <p align="justify">Eggs contain high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which are the good cholesterols. HDL can help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other common health issues.</p> <div class="sub-head">Boosts Brain Function</div> <p align="justify">Choline is vital in regulating brain function, memory, and other important bodily functions. Deemed an essential nutrient by the Institute of Medicine in 1998, but many of us still do not consume enough of it. One single egg contains more than 100mg of this nutrient. Making them one of the best dietary sources of choline!</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <header itemprop="name">Low Carb Breakfast Frittata</header> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT10M">Prep Time: 10 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT30M">Cooking Time: 30 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 8</span> </div> <div class="sub-head">Ingredients:</div> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">12 eggs</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">½ cup of heavy cream (or whipping cream)</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">½ teaspoon salt</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">¼ teaspoon pepper</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">½ teaspoon mixed herbs</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">3 white button mushrooms</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">8 ounces sausage</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">2 cups sliced capsicums</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 cup shredded cheese</li> </ul> <div class="sub-head">Instructions:</div> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>Beat eggs with salt, pepper, mixed herbs, and heavy cream.</li> <li>Slice the peppers and mushrooms.</li> <li>Preheat oven to 350 degrees.</li> <li>Brown sausage in a cast iron skillet on high heat.</li> <li>Add in mushrooms and peppers, sauté until slightly tender.</li> <li>Remove and set aside.</li> <li>Pour egg mixture into the skillet. </li> <li>Cook for 5 minutes on medium-high heat, until the sides start to set.</li> <li>Transfer to oven and bake for 15 minutes until middle starts to firm up.</li> <li>Take out and top with sausage, peppers, and cheese.</li> <li>Pop skillet back in oven and broil for 3 mins.</li> <li>Let frittata rest for 5 minutes before serving.</li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

215


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

18 g

Sodium

470 mg

Carbohydrate

2 g

Sugar

.6 g

Dietary Fiber

.2 g

Protein

10 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

215


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

18 g

Sodium

470 mg

Carbohydrate

2 g

Sugar

.6 g

Dietary Fiber

.2 g

Protein

10 g

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