My kind of dinner!

I have a feeling this is going to be a really good weekend! I have a couple fun things planned and, the end of the week was great for me so I think I’m on a roll.

For starters, look what I found on my door step Wednesday after work….

I LOVE receiving samples in the mail.

 

So many goodies!

 

The lovely people at Manna Bread sent Maria and I not 1…. not 2…. but 7 samples of their breads!! Is that nice or what?!

I contacted them, after seeing how Stefanie was enjoying her manna bread and they were more than happy to send me some.

Maria and I cannot wait to try them all and will let you guys know just what we think of them!

I think our first pick will be the cinnamon date one! YUM!

 

Now, onto last nights dinner.

 

Frittata with spinach, potatoes & leeks

 

How good does that look?!

 

I wanted something fast to put together and searched for a frittata recipe that had some sort of veggie in it. After a little browsing online I found just what I wanted!

This frittata was so simple to put together and my husband and I thought it was really good! The recipe said it makes 6 servings, which is does, but we each had 2 large pieces for dinner last night and I packed another 2 large pieces for our lunches today! If this is all you’d have for dinner then I think you’d be better off with 4 large portions.  This filled me up for dinner but, I knew my husband would need something else to go with it. I made some egg drop soup for him and dinner was ready!

We cannot wait to have this for lunch today. (Did I ever mention that my husband and I work together and get to eat lunch together? Yah, it’s pretty nice!) Anyways, I’ll be making this again and again! I got plenty of protein & veggies and the salty, chewy cheese crust just topped it off!

Here is the recipe with adjustments in red.

Ingredients

  • 1  teaspoon  butter (I used smart balance butter and added 1 tbsp Olive Oil)
  • 2  cups  thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
  • 1  (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 1/3  cup  fat-free milk (I used 2% milk)
  • 2  tablespoons  finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt (plus more for seasoning veggies)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4  large eggs
  • 4  large egg whites
  • 2  cups  cooked, peeled & cubed red potatoes (about 3/4 pound) (boiled in salted water)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  dry breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat)
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shredded provolone cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leek; sauté 4 minutes. Add spinach; sauté 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Season with salt. Place mixture in a colander, pressing until barely moist.

Combine milk, basil, salt, pepper, eggs, and egg whites; stir well with a whisk. Add leek mixture and potato. Pour into a 10-inch round ceramic baking dish or pie plate coated with cooking spray. (I used an 8″ x 11″ baking pan) Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and top with cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until center is set.

Preheat broiler.

Broil frittata 4 minutes or until golden brown. Slice & serve!

 

Now we’re off for the weekend! We have a girls night Saturday that we’re looking forward too! See you guys on Monday!

Do you enjoy frittatas?


What are you’re favorite “fast” meals?

Lisa
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  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    The manna bread does look really good–I’ve never had it, but I keep seeing it on blogs and in the store!
    I’m not a huge fan of frittatas…unless they have lots of cheese :)

    My fave fast meal is a big salad with lots of stuff dumped on it!

  • http://twitter.com/TheNewHealthy Stefanie

    Wow–talk about generous! I can’t wait to see what you think of the sweet breads–I’ve been wanting to try those. :)

  • http://thisitalianfamily.wordpress.com/ Rach

    Cinnamon date bread sounds delish!

    I haven’t tried frittatas, but yours look yummy. :)

  • http://www.greensnchocolate.blogspot.com Taylor (greens & chocolate)

    I’ve never made a frittata but it looks and sounds like a delicious meal! Definitely putting this on my list of things to make :)

    • http://healthydiaries.wpengine.com Maria

      Glad your going to try it! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Lteefaw

    I have everything to make this!! I’m so going to try it today or tomorrow

    • Anonymous

      Great! Let us know if you liked it!

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