Green Onion, Basil and Canadian Bacon Frittata

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One of my clients recently asked me for a meal plan, specifically for breakfast to help him get on track. We discussed a few options, but then I did him one better. I made him breakfast (and of course I gave him the recipe). Here it is: The best part, you ask? It’s filling, tasty and very nutrient dense The second best part, you ask? I made it the night before so he could heat it up at work. You can make one big batch for the week on Sunday night and microwave them for 30-60 seconds (I promise it doesn’t make them gross! I have a few clients that can attest to this!). Eat them with two slices of Ezekiel Bread (I prefer the Sesame kind!) and you’ll be full till lunchtime! Makes 5 servings 10 Large Brown Eggs ¾ Cup Greek Yogurt 12 Slices Rose Canadian Bacon (it sounds like a lot but that’s 2 slices per serving) 10 Fresh Basil Leaves 5 Green Onion Shoots 3 Fresh Garlic Cloves Salt and Pepper Optional: 3 Drops Liquid Smoke (I used Hickory) Place 9×13” Pyrex baking dish in the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees Slice the Canadian bacon into small squares and set aside Chop the basil leaves and onion shoots and set aside Crack the eggs in large mixing bowl and whisk Blend in the Greek yogurt (and liquid smoke if you are using it) Mix in the chopped basil, green onions, garlic, salt and pepper Once oven is preheated, remove the dish from the oven and scatter the Canadian bacon on the bottom Slowly pour the egg mixture into baking dish and place it back in the oven Bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned on the top (cook time varies based on the oven) Once they have cooled slightly you can cut them into 5-10 pieces and eat them by themselves or in a sandwich or wrap To make this recipe a bit more filling (and nutrient dense!) without adding  many calories you can drop in some spinach, onions, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant or any other veggies you like with your eggs before you bake them.  Come up with different combinations. Here are a few of the healthy options I’ve made: Tomato, Basil and Spinach Italian Chicken Sausage, Peppers and Onions Get creative and enjoy! Here’s the Macro Breakdown with 2 Slices of Ezekiel Bread:

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If you want to lower the fat content you can use 1 egg and 1 egg white. Here’s what that Macro Breakdown looks like (also with Sesame Ezekiel Bread)

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