Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Healthy Mexican Turkey Frittatas Recipe

We all want to eat healthy but never seem to have the time.  I have a good handful of friends who have gotten into food prep on Sunday nights.  I've always prepared my celery snacks but I never really thought about breakfast... until I discovered frittatas.

What are frittatas?

A frittata is basically a muffin... made of eggs, peppers, meat, ect.  Basically, it's an omelet muffin... without the delicious muffin part.  Okay, it's just an omelet made in a muffin pan.

These frittatas are less than 100 calories each and are delicious reheated with hot sauce.  Give them a try!

1 (20-ounce) package Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cups sliced small mushrooms
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
2 cups egg substitute or 8 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup shredded low-fat Mexican blend cheese
1/3 cup green onions

1.  Prep your foods.  Always keep tons of prep bowls so you can prep all your foods before you begin cooking.  This will allow you to focus on cooking {read: not burning} your food.
Tip: How to Cut Peppers - Cut of the stem and butt ends of the pepper.  Stand on end and cut downward between the white flesh.  The white part and the seeds are the aggressively hot parts.  Discard the core and chop your pieces.
Tip: I even separate out my spices.  I don't like to do any measuring when I'm in the midst of cooking.
Tip: Invest in a jalapeno corer.  You don't have to expose yourself to as many seeds {ouch!} and it's a heck of a lot faster.
Tip: Cilantro - Remove the leaves from the steams before chopping.  Simple as that.  Don't skip that step.
All prepped and ready to go!

2.  Preheat the oven to 400*F.  Spray your muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
3.  Turkey.  Cook turkey according to package instructions {about 15-20 minutes}.  NEVER UNDER COOK YOUR MEAT.   Remove from heat and stir in cumin.  Set aside.
4.  Mushroom and Pepper Mix.  Heat large skillet over med/high heat.  Combine green peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos and vegetable oil in pan, stirring frequently for 5-8 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked {darker and soft}.  Remove from heat and set aside.
5.  Eggs.  In large bowl, de-shell eggs.  Whisk in milk and cilantro until well mixed. 
6.  Combine mushroom/pepper mix, turkey, cheese, and green onions in eggs with spoon/spatula.
7.  Spoon mixture into muffin pan, filling each cup just over 3/4 full.
8.  Place in the oven and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown on top.
Mmm...mmm delicious!
Hope you enjoy!

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