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Southwestern Egg White Frittata

Posted Jun 23 2009 6:34pm

Using pre-prepared foods makes this delicious high protein omelet a snap to prepare.  For variety, Omelet experiment with different flavors of fresh salsas that can be found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store.

Time to table: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Healing Nutrient Spotlight
Excellent source of riboflavin, selenium
Good source of vitamin C, calcium

2 tsp. butter
8 large egg whites
4 oz. deli turkey breast, diced
4 T. store-bought fresh salsa
2 T. Greek-style yogurt
2 T. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
4 slices avocado or as many as desired

*Use organic ingredients for optimal nutrition.

Heat butter in a medium skillet.  Scramble egg whites and turkey until eggs are set.  Split the egg whites and turkey for two portions and top each serving with half the Pecorino Romano, 2 T. of salsa,  a dollop (1 T.) of yogurt, and avocado slices.

249 calories, 28 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 12 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 3 g monounsaturated fat, 5 g sugars, 1 g fiber, 451 IU vitamin A, .65 mg riboflavin, 19 g folate, .32 mcg vitamin B-12, 7 mg vitamin C, 119 mg calcium, 25 mg magnesium, 367 mg potassium, 24 mcg selenium, 945 mg sodium

[ Ed. Note: Laura B. LaValle, RD, LD is presently the director of dietetics nutrition at LaValle Metabolic Institute. Laura and her husband, Jim LaValle, R.Ph, CCN, ND have developed the powerful and life-changing Metabolic Code Diet containing step-by-step, easy to follow recommendations for harnessing optimal metabolic energy and turning your body’s chemical make up into a fat-burning furnace.  To learn more click here now.]

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