WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

MINI BROCCOLI FRITTATAS

1 small bunch broccoli (about 1/2 lb)
10 large eggs
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cups grated low-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Very lightly spray 24 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

Cut down broccoli into small florets. (You can save the stems to add to soups and/or casseroles if you don't want to waste them. Do not use them in this recipe.)

Place broccoli in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a rolling boil. Cook until broccoli is bright green but is still crisp. Drain in a colander, rinse and drain again. Be sure broccoli is drained well.

Whisk the eggs with the salt, pepper, red pepper flakes until combined. Give one last good whisk and pour into a pitcher with a good pouring spout.

Into each muffin cup place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cheese and a little broccoli. Gently pour the egg mixture into the muffin cups but do not fill to the brim as the frittatas will puff up during baking.

Place on the middle oven rack and bake 12 to 15 minutes until set.

Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes then remove from pan. Use a thin knife to loosen if needed. Place mini frittatas on a plate and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and the parsley.

This recipe is great for appetizers or as a brunch item.

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