Thursday, February 21, 2013

Clean Eating Recipe 1# Mini Prosciutto Frittatas

I love clean eating, so my recipes will follow that guideline. My other stipulation is the recipe must have ingredients that I think will taste good. If there is one thing I learned about food while living in Hawaii for 7 years, it was healthy, clean, food can taste GREAT. So here goes.

Clean eating is defined as foods that are whole, unprocessed and as free as possible of unnatural substances such as sugar, sweeteners and trans fats. While my recipe uses pasteurized egg whites which some would argue is not considered "clean", separated egg whites could be used. The prosciutto, which was left over from another meal, is just the pork and a little salt for curing. Making sure the recipe was a clean recipe meant I skipped the shredded cheese which is traditionally in frittatas, too. I did use non-stick spray but you could easily use the silicone muffin cups or muffin tin to make sure they don't stick to make this recipe even more "clean".

Technically these are individual frittatas. Frittatas are my go-to breakfast, especially when we have guests in town. They are quick, easy, tasty and healthy. I love them because they are simply eggs, milk, and whatever meat and/or veggies you want. That's it, they are that easy.


You can pretty much add whatever you like to frittatas. You could add chopped mushrooms, peppers, onions, kale, spinach, asparagus, etc, etc, etc. The possibilities are endless!! This is the reason I love frittatas. They are so versatile. You can even customize each muffin cup and let the kiddos choose their own "toppings". Plus the munchkins think they are getting muffins, salty muffins, but muffins. They enjoyed their muffins with strawberry jam. A trick courtesy of Maverick. But I'll take mine plain with a side of fruit, thank you.

Here is my clean eating egg recipe:

Healthy, Tasty and "Clean" Egg Muffin Mini Frittatas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray non-stick muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or use silicone cups or muffin tin.

3 slices of prosciutto, chopped
1/4 cup Fat Free Organic Milk
6 whole eggs
1/2 cup Egg Beaters, 100% Egg Whites or just separate 6 eggs keeping only the whites
1TSP Garlic Salt, more or less to your taste
Fresh Ground Pepper
Pinch of Salt-Free Herb/Spice Seasoning of your choice



Beat the eggs and spices together. Place a little prosciutto in the bottom of each muffin cup. Pour eggs over top to about 3/4 full. Stir each cup lightly with a fork just to get the prosciutto to mix. Place in oven for 15 minutes. If they are slightly brown on top they are done. If not, leave them in another few minutes. Once done, gently loosen each with a knife and enjoy immediately. The first batch was gone that morning and the second batch, pictured on the left, I placed in the refrigerator and heat for about 15 seconds in the microwave every morning. Since there is about one egg per cup this mean each cup has about 6 grams of protein. Eat two egg muffin frittatas for breakfast and you start your day with 12 grams of protein! Add some fruit and what a way to start your day. Clean eating is only a recipe away!

Try this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you. Happy cooking, everyone!

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