My son walked in the room and was transfixed by the cheeseburger the presenters were making (the cheese is IN THE BURGER!).
"We should get that!" the cheeseburger fiend said.
I was more interested in the ham and cheese fritatta and the frozen boozy drinks.
Not wanting to pay the shipping and handling and not wanting to wait (I'm that way), I set out in search of a Ninja at brick-n-mortar stores. First stop: The shiny new Kohl's near me. I found a display Ninja but no boxes (those Ninjas are stealthy). Turns out the store was sold out. So on to Target, where I found loads of them for a dollar cheaper than Kohl's.
The fridge was a little empty but we did have Egg Beaters, reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, low-sodium ham and frozen chopped spinach, so I did a little twist on the infomercial fritatta, and the results were delish and crazy low in calories. It's pretty similar to those South Beach Diet crustless quiches. Here's my creation:
- 2 cups liquid egg substitute
- 4 slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese (60 calories per slice)
- 4 oz. reduced-sodium ham
- 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1 capful Mrs. Dash seasoning blend, your favorite flavor (I used Tomato-Basil-Garlic)
Thaw spinach and squeeze out excess liquid. Chop ham and cheese. Combine spinach, ham, cheese, egg substitute and Mrs. Dash in food processor until blended. Pour into 8-inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees until puffy and golden on edges.
Makes 4 servings
Calories: 155.4; total fat: 4.6 g, cholesterol: 23.8 mg; sodium: 621.2 mg; total carbs: 4.8 g; dietary fiber: 1.7 g; protein: 24.7 g
(BTW, I use Sparkrecipes.com for calculating recipes. It's super easy and best of all, free.)