April 10, 2012

Green Chili Frittata

We have a problem in our house with food.  It is very difficult to prepare a meal because I am trying to eat healthy and my oldest son, that was involved in the drowning accident, needs to eat approximately 3000 calories a day.  Have you ever tried stuffing 3000 calories into a 10 year old and try to maintain a girlie figure?!  Let me tell you, it is hard! I have been on the search for recipes that allow me to cut calories for me and add artery clogging fat to his..


This happens to be a great recipe that works for both of us!  It is a quick easy dinner or make it for breakfast either way it is delicious!  I found the original recipe on Allrecipes and modified it to fit our BiPolar household!  I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients

  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chile peppers, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded fat free mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a blender or food processor, mix the eggs, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the green chile peppers, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and melted butter. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F, and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool slightly, and cut into small squares.

If by chance the original recipe doesn't have enough fat and you need to add gobs of it afterwards to reach your son's 3000 calorie a day diet then add a fat pat of butter to the top and a handful of full fat cheddar cheese, put in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds.  Yes, this is my daily life with my son, calorie packing EVERYTHING.  The good news, I am learning how to make it work for the ENTIRE family!  :)



Love, Stacie

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