Breakfast Stata (Diabetic)
Source of Recipe
Book: Forbidden Foods Diabetic Cooking
Chapter: Mom's Favorites
Makes 6 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 Serving size: 1/6 recipe
When you think of breakfast strata, do layers of bread, cheese, eggs, bacon, and other high-fat ingredients come to mind? This unique strata limits the bread and fat and uses a spicy cheese to add zip. The strata is best made at least 8 hours ahead (or overnight) and refrigerated. In the morning, just bake—and eat!
List of Ingredients
3/4 cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
3/4 cup low-fat milk (1%)
3 slices day-old white bread, cubed
1/2 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1. Spray an 8-inch round pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy. Add the milk and bread. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cheese and stir to blend. Pour into the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
4. Bake the strata, uncovered, until the top is lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Since the yams need to cook for an hour before you make this recipe, you may want to prepare them a day or two in advance. Then just bake, cool, cover, and refrigerate them until you’re ready to make the dish.
All tuber vegetables vary in final cooking times due to individual differences in their starch content. As they mature, the starch begins to break down, and the vegetable will require a slightly shorter cooking
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 4g