Ham and Cheese Frittata

We first tried this out when our electricity went out and we actually made it on the grill!  It was so good, I decided I wanted it again for lunch.

The Cook with me linked is one we made with bacon, we loved it, but didn’t love it as much as we did the Ham that we made the first time.  We also loved it with Asiago and Basil jack mix of cheese (we live in WI so the basil jack is pretty easy to find here) if you can’t find it, pepper jack is a good stand in.  Fresh basil would be even better!

You can use Bacon, Ham, or even the mock sausage we have a cook with me on (link down below for this)

Breakfast Frittata
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This one happens to be Bacon and Pepperjack but there are other options in the notes section below.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Egg
Servings: 2
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Carrie J
Ingredients
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 4 Slices Bacon (Thin)
  • 2 Cups Spinach (Rough Chop)
  • 1/2 Cup Onions (Diced)
  • 1/3 Cup Red Peppers (Diced)
  • 1 Oz PepperJack Cheese (Shredded)
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • dash Salt and Pepper (To taste)
Instructions
  1. This recipe was made in an 8" frying pan.  If you don't have a small frying pan, a sauce pan will work but you probably shouldn't use the broiler at the end.  If your pan/pot is 7" across, only use four eggs or it will be difficult to cook fully/evenly.

  2. Fry 4 Slices of Bacon

  3. While bacon is cooking, dice onions and red peppers.

  4. Set aside cooked bacon and reserve one tsp of bacon grease, wipe out pan.

  5. Add 1 tsp of bacon grease, onions, and peppers to pan (med heat) Cook until onions are translucent and just start to brown.

  6. While cooking onions and peppers, remove stems and roughly chop 2 cups of spinach.

  7. Crumble bacon.

  8. Add Spinach and bacon to the pan once onions start to brown.  Stir occasionally

  9. Break 5 eggs into a bowl and whisk well.

  10. When spinach is wilted, turn heat to med low (2.5 on our stove.)  It is better to err on having the temperature a little low than too high. (Or the eggs will over-brown on the bottom before they are fully cooked.)

  11. Pour eggs into pan and stir just enough to combine. Don't over-stir or you will end up with scrambled eggs. Mix just enough so there are no big clumps of veggies.

  12. Cover pan and let cook for 10 min. (Checking on it at about 8 min because not all stoves cook the same)

  13. While Frittata is cooking shred your cheese.

  14. If you have a broiler in your oven, set top oven rack on second shelf.

  15. Check for browning around edges and if eggs are nearly set. (There may still be runny eggs in center that will be cooked while under broiler.)

  16. When eggs are nearly set, sprinkle cheese over the top.

  17. If you don't have a broiler, or if you are cooking in a pot (vs frying pan) at this point, turn off heat, (leave pan on burner) cover and let sit for five minutes to finish cooking the eggs on the top and melt the cheese.

  18. If you DO have a broiler and are using a broiler-safe pan, turn broiler on and set to HI.  Place pan under the broiler and WATCH IT.  Once cheese is melted and bubbly, remove from broiler.

  19. Remove frittata from pan. Cut in half, and serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

 

See our Turkey Breakfast Sausage recipe.

A lower-point alternative to bacon would be 0SP Delicious Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Think Chili for Winter

Nobody will notice you used Turkey! This tasty one-pot chili is low fat, high protein, and only one Smart Point on Weight Watchers freestyle.

Tasty Turkey Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
 

Eat it as-is, or take advantage of the low points by adding toppings like cheese, sour cream or tri-colored tortilla chips. As pictured, the chili will be 2-3 SP per one-cup serving due to the tortilla strips.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Turkey
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 243 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1 Cup Sweet kernel corn
  • 1 Packet Hidden Valley Buttermilk Recipe ranch mix
  • 1 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 Cup 0 point Chicken broth
  • 2 Cans Red Gold tomato sauce
  • 1 Can diced petite tomatoes with chilies
  • 2 Cans Ro-Tel Lime and Cilantro
  • 1 Oz Tones Taco seasoning mix
  • 1 Can Bush's chili beans with mild chili sauce
  • 1 Can Fat-free refried beans
  • 1 Can Bush's low sodium pinto beans
  • 1 Can Bush's low sodium black beans
Instructions
  1. Start with a large pot on medium heat
  2. Spray a little cooking spray in the pan and add onions
  3. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, until soft
  4. Add ground turkey and brown

  5. As turkey browns, crumble it so you don't end up with huge chunks in the finished chili. (See the end of this post for my recommended meat chopper.)
  6. While turkey browns, open all the cans.
  7. After the turkey has browned a little, dump in all of the remaining ingredients.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Bring to a boil and turn the burner down to low.
  10. Cover and cook for about three hours, stirring every 1/2 hour to keep beans from burning on the bottom.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Be careful of the tomato sauce. Some can be as high as 11 SP per can! The Red Gold brand I used are 0 SP per can.

If you use the chili beans without sauce, this can be 0 SP per serving. All of the other ingredients in the recipe were 0 SP ingredients.  Be sure to check points on anything you substitute.

 

Options:

Adding a packet of these tri-colored tortilla chips adds 2 SP:

I recommend this meat chopper if you want to try to give the turkey a consistency close to hamburger in this dish:

Slow Cooker Beef Roast Recipe

Try this “fill it and forget it” slow cooker beef roast recipe.  Toss everything in the crock pot and let it do the rest of the work. Cook all day for a ready-to-eat dinner!

Slow Cooker Roast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins
 

This recipe makes ten 1-cup servings of roast.  It is a good overnight or all-work-day recipe.

Each serving is 8 Smart Points

(See notes at bottom of the recipe for brand and size details that match the video.)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Roast
Servings: 10
Calories: 190 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley butter milk ranch seasoning packet 0 sp
  • 1 lb Beef Roast (Trimmed to 1/8" Fat)
  • 1 lb Small New Potatoes (quartered or halved)
  • 1 12 oz Mini Carrots
  • 1.5 Cup Beef Stock (optional)
  • 1 Medium Onion - Diced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut potatoes into bite-size portions

  2. Add everything to crockpot plus (optional) 1 C of the beef stock/broth
  3. Stir a bit to distribute evenly

  4. Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 5 hours - or until roast is tender.

  5. If you added the beef stock/broth - Mix 2 Tbs cornstarch with remaining 1/2 cup of stock, then stir into the crockpot (while still hot)

  6. Break roast into 10+ chunks

  7. Serve

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

As made on the video (including the stock and cornstarch,) the roast/stew is:
9 SP per serving

Ingredients on video:
10.5oz Can Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup
10.5oz Can Campbell's Cream of Onion Soup
1 lb (cooked weight) Beef Roast
1 bag Cal-Organic mini carrots (12 oz)
1 packet Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix
1 packet Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Mix
1.5 lb Bag of Primate Selection Petite Potatoes (extra SP here)
1-1/2 C beef stock
2 Tbs Cornstarch

Cod Amandine

This 30 minute cod meal is one of our favorites and is so easy to make!

Cod Amandine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

6 Smart Points

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Almond, Amandine, Cod
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 412 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 oz carrots diced
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1/4 oz parsley Chopped
  • 2 Cod Fillets
  • 1/2 cup brown and wild rice mix
  • 1 tsp butter grass fed
  • 1/2 oz almonds sliced or slivered
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 370
Prepare Rice Mix
  1. Start by adding 8 oz of diced carrots to a pan with a little pam.
  2. Cook until a little soft
  3. add 1 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of brown/wild rice mixture
  4. bring to boil.
  5. Once it starts to boil, turn to simmer and cover.
  6. Cook for about 22 min or until rice has absorbed liquid.
Prepare Cod
  1. While rice is cooking, season two cod fillets with pepper and Fox Point seasoning from Penzeys. You can also use salt if you don't have fox point.
  2. Cook your cod for about 15 min.
  3. While cod is cooking heat up a fry pan
  4. add 1 tsp butter and 1/2 oz diced or slivered almonds to the hot butter.
  5. Brown, and once browned add 1/2 of your chopped parsley to the pan.
  6. Stir up and remove it from the pan onto a small plate to use later.
  7. Once your fish is done I put it into a hot skillet just to brown the outside on both sides.
Plate the meal
  1. Plate it along with 1/2 the rice mix.
  2. Add 1/2 the almond mix onto the cod and squeeze a little fresh lemon or lime juice on top of both rice and fish!
  3. ENJOY!

Recipe Video

Delicious Turkey Breakfast Sausage

This sausage is great!  It may not taste like good pork sausage, but it is as close as we have tasted so far.  And it costs WAY less smart points.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Smart points (cooked sausage):

- 1-2 patties = 0 SP
- 3-7 patties = 1 SP
- 8 patties = 2 SP

Makes approximately 8 cooked 1.5-oz sausage patties.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 patties
Calories: 65 kcal
Author: Carrie J
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground 99% fat free turkey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes adjust based on how fresh yours is and how hot you like it
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon Oregano
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the seasonings (everything except turkey and olive oil) in a small bowl/cup.
  2. Place ground turkey fresh from the refrigerator in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over it and then the seasoning.
  4. Mix well. (Just squeezing it repeatedly with your hand seems to work best, but it does make your hand pretty cold... and messy.)
  5. Form into 2oz patties (optional)

  6. Pan fry on medium heat until it begins to brown. If not making patties, break the sausage up as it cooks to make breakfast crumbles.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Results are slightly better if you let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two for flavors to mingle, but we cooked ours right away and it tasted great.

We reduced the olive oil to 1 tsp. You could tell the difference vs 2 tsp, but it wasn't enough of a change to matter.  Either option is still extremely low points.

If you are making crumbles, I recommend this chopper:

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken

Check out this Hoisin Chicken recipe from the Slow Cooker Collab.  The collab video is linked in the recipe and you can also find it here.

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
 

This hoisin chicken recipe is easy. You can use it as part of a variety of dishes.  It is a slow cooker recipe, so most of the cook time is just letting the slow cooker do its thing.

Each serving is 2 SP without the rice.  As served/pictured, this dish is 6 SP.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 64 kcal
Author: Carrie J
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts large
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1/3 cup Hoisin
  • 1/3 cup Chicken Broth low sodium
  • 1 TBS Ginger Minced
  • 1 TBS Garlic Minced
  • 1 TBS Dark Brown Sugar Packed
Instructions
  1. ADD THE ABOVE TO THE SLOW COOKER AND STIR
  2. Add your chicken (Frozen or thawed) If you add frozen it will take about 4 to 5 hours on high and 6 to 8 on low
  3. Once Chicken is tender, remove from slow cooker
  4. Mix 1/2 cup chicken broth with one heaping TBS of corn starch and mix into sauce and stir.
  5. Shred chicken and add back to slow cooker.
  6. Cover and let sit on high for another 30 to 45 min while you make your rice.
  7. Add this over 1/2 cup of rice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Optional serving suggestion: add it to a burrito shell and add your favorite veggies!

Diced green onions are fantastic added over the top of this!