Brunch is one of the best things ever. Don’t agree? Hear me out.

Brunch means you can order delicious carb-laden Orange Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls and then you can reach over and grab half a few bites of a Croque Madam from your girlfriend’s plate.  Also, Brunch (in Jessica terms) means Mimosas. Mimosas are the best reason to have brunch. And no, you are wrong, I am not excited about Mimosas because they allow me to drink before noon with class….I get excited about them because otherwise I don’t think I would be able to get in my daily amount of vitamin C. And lastly, my favorite reason for brunch, it’s not breakfast. I am not a morning person and I can always get behind meeting at 10:30 or 11!

But since moving to Jacksonville, my brunches have stopped. My girlfriends are 3 hours away, instead of just a phone call, to meet for Mimosas brunch. I also have yet to find a great brunch place here in Jaxs. I am hoping to find some girls here who would like to meet up with me on a Saturday (or Sunday) and start trying some of the restaurants offering brunch. But until that happens, I am left to my own devices. Which means crappily mixed drinks and food that has to please both Jorge and I. So in walks this Spinach Egg White Frittata with Feta Cheese. It pleases Jorge because between the egg whites and spinach it is very high in protein. Jorge is big on getting in his protein each day and even drinks those nasty protein mix drinks. ::shudder::  This frittata also meets my requirement, which is FLAVOR! The feta cheese, garlic, and cherry tomatoes make the boring egg whites pop and all together makes for a very filling, tasty breakfast. So for those brunch lovers out there, try our favorite (ass friendly) frittata where protein meets flavor.

Spinach Egg White Frittata with Feta Cheese

Yield: 2 large servings

Note: I use 2 cloves of garlic because we love garlic. If you don't, just scale it back to 1 clove...but don't leave it out all together! :-)

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 very full cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup egg whites
2 tablespoons fat free milk
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
olive oil in your misto, to grease bowl (or you can use pam)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9 inch baking dish with butter.

Heat olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes and add spinach, cook until wilted. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, whisk together, egg whites, milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Then carefully stir in green onions, cherry tomatoes, and the spinach mixture.

Pour the mixture into your pre-greased dish. Sprinkle feta cheese along the top and give a little sprinkle of salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until center is set (no giggle-wish I could bake my thighs till they wouldn't giggle). Cook for 5 minutes, then serve.

Per serving: 136 calories, 4.9 fat, 3.1 carbs, .8 fiber, 21.6 protein

Weight Watchers Points Plus: 2 points (because vegetables do not count towards points)

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