Some tried and true tactics for weight-loss, whether you are gluten-free or not are
EAT MANY VEGETABLES
IF YOU EAT EGGS, DITCH THE YOLKS
IF YOU EAT CHEESE, TRY LOW FAT
USE OIL SPRAY RATHER THAN OIL OR BUTTER
This delicious and beautiful (well, at least until you attempt to fold it in half, which is difficult to do because the star pattypan slices really are too big for that) frittata adheres to all the above suggestions, so is the perfect dish to learn to make.
olive oil spray
half of one star pattypan squash, about 3 inches in diameter, sliced horizontally as thin as possible on a mandoline. reserve unused part for a second frittata, or ratatouille.
one medium onion, minced
1/2 cup minced sweet pepper
1T dry oregano
1T smoked Spanish paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 egg whites, beaten till foamy
1T bacon-flavored soy bits
2T Daiya vegan cheddar-flavored bits
spray an eight or ten inch pan with olive oil spray.
saute onions and peppers, sprinkled with herbs and spices, on very low heat until soft.
add squash and cover tightly.
when squash is steamed through, add egg whites.
tilt and rotate pan so vegetables are covered.
cook until whites are opaque.
sprinkle with Daiya and soy bits.
cover until Daiya melts.
remove from pan in slices or folded in half.
Serves one hungry dieter.
Daiya vegan cheddar-flavored bits have less fat than conventional cheese, so even if you are not a vegan, you might want to give them a try.
The soy bits will most likely contain enough salt for most tastes, so do not automatically salt the eggs for this dish.
If you cannot find a star-shaped pattypan squash, use a scalloped one, and if you cannot find one of those, slices of zucchini will do just fine.
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