How beautiful are the colors of Autumn, the inspiration for the this frittata for one. Yes, you read that right. You can make a frittata for one with three eggs or you make a more traditional, thicker frittata for two.
I found myself alone, post weight training workout, hungry and wanting nutrient heavy, low carb, filling lunch. I wanted a frittata. that was was under 500 calories.
Every Other Day Diet
I haven’t made much of a big deal of this yet, but I’ve been doing the Every Other Day Diet for the past month. There’s a lot of information in the book about why this diet is the best thing for people like me, and I encourage you to read it. Basically, one day you eat 500 calories and the next day you eat whatever you want. I’m going to start a facebook group on this, coming soon, called Spinach Tiger’s Intermittent Fasting Group.
This frittata would coming in at 370 calories is a perfect example of how I might eat on fasting day, saving the rest for milk for coffee and and a 100 calorie snack. While the book suggests frozen dinners, that’s not a choice for me. I need to eat my own food on these days prepared with the most nutrient dense foods and I must have high protein because I work out a lot and don’t want to lose muscle. This EOD Diet which is intermittent fasting at its best promises that very little muscle is lost in this way of eating, and I’ll be sharing more about this in future.
The Frittata for One Process
When counting calories, I needed to make a half of a sweet potato look like a lot of potato. Shredding the potato gives you a lot or at least makes you feel that way. I used three whole eggs. Some people eat egg white omelettes, but I’m totally against that. The yolks have a lot of nutrition. Please don’t throw those away.
Use a non-stick pan and a healthy spray to crisp up the shredded sweet potatoes. That takes almost no time. Add in shallots if you have them for extra flavor. Make room for a handful of arugula. The color adds spirit to this and makes me thinks of Fall. If you don’t have arugula you could add spinach or kale.
I baked my sweet potato frittata for one. I used a 10 inch non-stick pan that is oven safe. Once I added the eggs, the put it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.
My sweet potato frittata for one was delicious and made me feel like a fasting day is a very good day! (More to come on this).
- 3 eggs
- ½ sweet potato
- Handful arugula
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or healthy fat of choice) (order here)
- dash freshly ground nutmeg (optional) (order here)
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
- Vegetable Shredder (order here)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Shred sweet potato. Use paper towel to blot moisture.
- Heat oil in nonstick frying pan. Cook sweet potatoes until cooked through, turning frequently.
- Add in handful of arugula.
- Once potatoes are cooked, add eggs.
- Place in oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.