So in my never-ending quest to get thin and STAY thin, I’m redoubling my efforts. Along with my sister (who is supporting me long distance and has just lost 10+ herself), I re-joined Weight Watchers. Being the foodie that I am (not to mention the wino who lurks within), my attention now turns to finding really great things to eat that are low in Weight Watchers points.
I was moaning about my plight at work the other day, and my friend said that she had made fritatas in a muffin pan that were not only good, but low in calories and high in protein to keep hunger at bay. Hmmmm. Good, filling, low cal and easy to eat on the go?
So, this Sunday morning I googled “fritata muffins” and an interesting Giada recipe surfaced. I “skinnied it up” a bit. Guess what? They turned out great!! Even my non-Weight Watchers husband liked them.
1-Point Ham and Asparagus Fritata Muffins
- 8-10 asparagus spears
- 3.5 oz. (96% fat free) ham
- 3 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese made with 2% milk
- 2 cups egg substituted (egg whites)
- salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cup cake liners. Chop the ham and asparagus into small pieces, and saute in skillet with cooking spray.
Distribute the ham/asparagus mixture among the 12 muffin cups; top with cheese. Add 1 tsp. salt (if desired) to the egg whites, and pour equal amount into each of the muffin cups. Grind pepper over each cup.
Bake in oven until puffy and slightly brown on top (maybe 15 minutes?). They are done when a knife inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean. 53 calories or 1.3 Weight Watchers points plus per muffin!! (2g fat, 2g carbs, 8g protien, 0 fiber per muffin)