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Frittata with Ricotta and Swiss Chard

italian frittata with ricotta and Swiss chard

This Swiss chard and ricotta frittata is delicious and healthy. Ricotta is rich in whey proteins that help repair muscle quickly after a workout and it is lower in fat than many other cheeses.

This frittata is so easy to make, and a delicious choice for brunch, a protein-filled post-workout breakfast, or a light meal. You can serve it with a side salad of your choosing, although my favorite is this Italian radicchio and rocket salad that you can find here.

Swiss chard is not a very well-known vegetable in the UK, but it is quite popular in Italy. It is a green-leaf vegetable, and as such is rich in folate and vitamin K. It is part of the “beets” family and has anti-inflammatory properties. Like many other greens, it is rich in oxalate, which is a compound that can contribute to the formation of kidney stones. Eating an oxalate-rich vegetable together with a calcium-rich food ( like cheese) reduces the amount of oxalate absorbed.

This frittata will provide you with 14 g of proteins, 4 g of carbs, and a decent amount of vitamin K, selenium, some Vitamin B, and Vitamin E among others.

italian frittata with ricotta and Swiss chard

Italian frittata with ricotta and Swiss chard

The Healthy Gourmet by Claudia Armani
A delicious and healthy Italian frittata recipe, with a delicate taste. A great source of proteins and perfect from brunch to dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tsp Ricotta cheeese
  • 4 Swiss chard leaves
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin oilive oil

Instructions
 

  • Wash and roughly cut the chard leaves and place them in a non-stick pan with the peeled garlic and olive oil. Saute' them until soft, at low heat. Add a tsp of water if needed.
  • In the meantime whisk the eggs, add the ricotta and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the eggs in the pan, cover with a lid, and cook at medium-low heat. When the bottom of the frittata is cooked, turn and cook the other side.
Keyword Banana chocolate pancakes, Gluten-free, Healthy Italian food, Nut-free, Ricotta cheese, Ricotta recipes, Swiss chard, Whey proteins

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