Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata and Fitbit Flex Giveaway!

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Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Today I’m sharing a great breakfast recipe…. Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata.   

We’ve been exercising several times a week since early summer.  After the holidays, we decided to be more conscious of what we’re eating.  One of the things we’re trying to do is eat more protein.  I know protein is important for building muscle and the older I get the more I’m realizing how important that is.  Every time I talk to one of the trainers at the gym or my doctor they stress increasing my protein.  

To get an idea how well we were doing, my husband, daughter and I started tracking what we ate.  We quickly realized we weren’t getting NEARLY as much protein as we thought.  On top of that, most was in the evening, when we are less active.  This was leaving our mornings lacking in the nutrient most likely to keep us full.  Many experts are now recommending 25-30 grams of protein before noon.  That’s what prompted the making of Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata!  Each serving contains 12 grams of protein.  

Adding an 8 ounce glass of milk is an easy and delicious way to add protein to any meal or snack.  Pairing a glass of milk with a serving of Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata takes the protein in this easy breakfast to a whopping 20 grams! 

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Apple slices with an 8 ounce glass of chocolate milk (which is ALWAYS a treat!) make the perfect mid-morning snack to round out the My Morning Protein to 28 grams!  

Keeping track is the best way to make sure you’re getting enough protein and other important nutrients.  I have an exciting GIVEAWAY to help out with that!  Two (2) of my readers will win a Fitbit Flex! (retail value $99.99)  Just scroll down to the bottom and enter for a chance to win!  After you read through this yummy recipe, of course!

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 cups fresh spinach 
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese – grated
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Wash and roughly chop spinach

Set aside

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper – set aside

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Heat a medium oven proof skillet (I used cast iron) over medium high heat

Add bacon and cook until slightly crisp

Remove bacon and drain on paper towel

Leave about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan, draining the rest

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Add spinach to skillet over medium heat and stir just until wilted

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Crumble bacon and add to skillet

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Give the eggs and milk another whisk and add to skillet

Make sure spinach and bacon are evenly distributed in skillet

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Top eggs with Swiss cheese and allow skillet to sit on burner over medium heat for 4 minutes

This allows the bottom and edges to form a “crust”

Place skillet into preheated oven and bake about 10-12 minutes or until center is done and frittata doesn’t jiggle when shaken

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Serve immediately or

Save For Later:

Once Frittata is done cool completely, remove from skillet.  (Never store in a cast iron skillet as the eggs will take on an “irony” taste) Cut into 8 pieces, wrap in plastic wrap or store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.  When ready to serve, remove from plastic wrap and microwave 20-30 seconds

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Bacon Spinach Frittata
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 slices bacon
  2. 2 cups fresh spinach
  3. 1/2 cup Swiss cheese – grated
  4. 10 eggs
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash and roughly chop spinach. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper – set aside
  4. Heat a medium oven proof skillet (I used cast iron) over medium high heat
  5. Add bacon and cook until slightly crisp
  6. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel
  7. Leave about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan, draining the rest
  8. Add spinach to skillet over medium heat and stir just until wilted
  9. Crumble bacon and add to skillet
  10. Give the eggs and milk another whisk and add to skillet
  11. Make sure spinach and bacon are evenly distributed in skillet
  12. Top eggs with Swiss cheese and allow skillet to sit on burner over medium heat for 4 minutes
  13. This allows the bottom and edges to form a “crust”
  14. Place skillet into preheated oven and bake about 10-12 minutes or until center is done and frittata doesn’t jiggle when shaken
  15. Serve immediately or
Save For Later
  1. Once Frittata is done cool completely, remove from skillet, cut into 8 peices, wrap in plastic wrap or store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. When ready to serve, remove from plastic wrap and microwave 20-30 seconds
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