P90x Vegetable Frittata Recipe

Looking for an easy P90X Vegetable Frittata recipe? Learn how to make P90X Vegetable Frittata using healthy ingredients.

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Makes 2 servings


Recipe Ingredients for P90X Vegetable Frittata

6 large eggs
1 cup fresh spinach, torn
1 tsp. garlic, crushed
2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 slice low-fat Swiss cheese
1 oz. Parmesan cheese (or soy cheese), grated
1 Cooking spray

Recipe Directions for P90X Vegetable Frittata

  1. HomeShopNewslettersVideosCommunity ToolsTony Horton

  2. Issue #015 02/10/10 QUICK AND EASY BREAKFASTS!

  3. 7 Days, 7 Breakfasts

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  10. Workouts are like porridge?you need to find the one that's just right for you . . . Kick higher or lower, run faster or slower, lift more or less, and find the proper range of motion that's best for your body. This philosophy takes the pressure off and allows you to get the best workout possible.

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  13. 7 Days, 7 Breakfasts

  14. By Joe Wilkes

  15. It's hard to work good nutrition into our days. We're working longer and longer hours and still trying to fit in 30 to 60 minutes of exercise, not to mention all the studies coming out that say we're not getting nearly enough sleep. The hours run out. The snooze button gets pushed. Breakfast often turns into eating last night's leftover takeout during the morning commute. Or worse, it turns into no breakfast at all.

  16. People often skip breakfast in hopes of getting more sleep or losing more weight, but in fact, people who replace breakfast with extra sleep end up having less energy. Breakfast skippers also tend to gain more weight. They start the day with a slow metabolism then overeat at lunch because they're hungry. You're much better off trying to eat something nutritious in the morning so your brain and body rev up and you don't start the day with cravings that often get relieved by donuts in the break room. Here are seven breakfasts that you can squeeze into the busiest schedule.

  17. Note: Some of the recipes call for eggs. You can use egg substitutes like Egg Beaters« (1/4 cup per egg), two egg whites per whole egg, or tofu, depending on the recipe and your dietary concerns. Additionally, some recipes call for whole wheat ingredients. Gluten-free versions can be substituted in every case (but no white-flour substitutes!). All nutritional information is per serving. Recipes are for one serving unless otherwise noted.

  18. Sunday: Mom's Pancake Recipe

  19. Like so many of my family's "secret" recipes, this one began life on the side of a package of food. In this case, it was a carton of eggs (no surprise when you see the second ingredient). But this is a pretty good way of sneaking extra protein to your kids?it'll definitely get a better reaction than a boiled egg and a scoop of cottage cheese. For the grown-ups who are watching their cholesterol, my brother came up with an alternative: substituting six egg whites and half an avocado for the six eggs. The pancakes turn out a bit green, but if you can get past that, they're quite tasty. You can top them with your favorite fresh fruit. If you can't live without maple syrup, go for grade B or grade C. Those syrups contain more of the natural minerals that are filtered out of the grade A syrup. And they're cheaper!

  20. 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese

  21. 6 eggs

  22. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or 1/4 cup whole wheat and 1/4 cup barley flour)

  23. 1/4 cup canola oil

  24. Pinch of salt

  25. Dash of vanilla extract

  26. 1/4 cup milk

  27. Blend or food-process the first six ingredients on high until smooth. Add milk slowly to reach batter consistency. Cook on a hot, nonstick griddle. Number of pancakes varies by size. Serves 6.

  28. Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes

  29. Nutritional information (per serving):

  30. Calories Fat Total Carbs Fiber Protein

  31. 225 15 grams 9 grams 1.5 grams 13 grams

  32. Monday: Power Oatmeal

  33. Oatmeal is one of the healthiest grains around. The Mayo Clinic even includes it in its list of the top five foods to lower your cholesterol numbers. It has a high soluble fiber content that helps reduce cholesterol and slow sugar digestion, a benefit for people living with diabetes. It also has a high insoluble fiber content, which has been linked to cancer prevention. It's a good source of protein, as well as vitamin E, zinc, manganese, magnesium, and iron, among other nutrients. While it is a little on the bland side flavor-wise, it's easy to liven it up with some healthy ingredients, including seasonal or thawed frozen berries, nuts, and flaxseed.

  34. There are a lot of schools of thought on the best way to prepare oatmeal. Purists will choose unrolled oats, either whole or steel-cut, and cook them forever (all right, 30 to 40 minutes). Those of us who don't live on "Martha Stewart time" are more apt to select rolled or quick-cooking oats, which can cook in about 5 to 10 minutes. And those of us truly strapped for time enjoy the convenience of instant oatmeal. For this recipe, use the plain oatmeal of your choice; just choose one that doesn't include sugary flavorings like maple brown sugar, apple cinnamon, etc. We're going to flavor it ourselves with high-antioxidant blueberries and heart-healthy fats from walnuts and flaxseed. For extra protein, add half a scoop of Beachbody's Whey Protein Powder.

  35. 1 cup prepared oatmeal (see above)

  36. 1 Tbsp. flaxseed

  37. 1/2 cup blueberries

  38. 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

  39. Mix all ingredients in a bowl (or a to-go cup).

  40. Preparation time: 10 minutes

  41. Nutritional information (per serving; without and with Whey Protein Powder):

  42. Calories Fat Total Carbs Fiber Protein

  43. 436 26 grams 48 grams 10 grams 12 grams

  44. (with Whey Protein Powder)

  45. 491 27 grams 50 grams 11 grams 21 grams

  46. Tuesday: Carl's Chocolate Almond Shakeology«

  47. I was able to get my hands on Beachbody« CEO Carl Daikeler's favorite Shakeology recipe. And anyone who's been fortunate enough to spend time in the company of our energetic boss will join me in saying, "I'll have what he's having." For harder-to-find ingredients like almond butter or almond milk, you could substitute peanut butter or soy, rice, or skim milk. For harder-to-stomach ingredients like the raw egg, you could use protein powder.

  48. 1 cup almond milk

  49. 1 tsp. almond butter

  50. 1 whole banana

  51. 1 whole egg, raw

  52. 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology

  53. 1 scoop Shakeology Boost: The Fiber

  54. 1 cup ice

  55. Mix all ingredients in a blender until creamy.

  56. Preparation time: 10 minutes

  57. Nutritional information (per serving):

  58. Calories Fat Total Carbs Fiber Protein

  59. 443 12 grams 62 grams 13 grams 27 grams

  60. Wednesday: Healthy Breakfast Burrito

  61. Going to college in Southern California, I gained a lot of sustenance from burritos of all kinds. I also gained a lot of weight. Stuffed full of cheese, fried potatoes, and larded-up refried beans, the breakfast burritos were delicious and filling to a fault. But breakfast burritos don't have to be unhealthy. Fillings like veggies and eggs that are often crowded out by the cheaper and fattier ingredients can be elevated to star status in the dish. You'll create a quick, healthy breakfast that can be eaten on the move (although the police department would discourage trying to eat while driving).

  62. By the way, here's a tip for easy-peasy scrambled eggs or egg substitutes I learned from a "restaurant" in our last office building that prepared a wide variety of hot dishes using only a microwave. Scramble an egg in a coffee cup or small microwave-safe bowl. Depending on your wattage, nuke it for 30 seconds to a minute, and voilÓ, scrambled eggs perfect for a sandwich or a burrito.

  63. 1 scrambled egg or egg substitute (or tofu)

  64. 1 6-inch whole-grain tortilla

  65. 2 Tbsp. black beans, canned

  66. 2 Tbsp. low-fat cheddar cheese (or soy cheese)

  67. 2 Tbsp. chopped tomato

  68. 2 Tbsp. chopped onion

  69. Hot sauce to taste

  70. What follows are the microwave directions. You could alternatively scramble the egg and heat the beans in a small frying pan.

  71. Microwave scrambled egg or egg substitute until cooked. While egg is cooking, spread out cooked tortilla on a dinner plate or cutting board. Spread cooked egg in the middle of one half of the tortilla. Heat the beans in the microwave (not too much or they'll explode!). While beans are heating, sprinkle cheese on eggs, then pile on beans, tomatoes, and onions (if you don't have time to chop fresh veggies, a healthy salsa could be substituted). Add hot sauce if desired. Fold tortilla in half over the ingredients and fold in the sides. (This part may take some practice. My first burrito-folding attempts usually resulted in a dish I called burrito salad, but I eventually got the hang of it.)

  72. Preparation time: 10 minutes (or more, depending on your tortilla-folding skills)

  73. Nutritional information (per serving):

  74. Calories Fat Total Carbs Fiber Protein

  75. 304 10 grams 35 grams 6 grams 20 grams

  76. Thursday: Fruit Parfait

  77. The Harvard School of Public Health recommends that most people should have at least NINE half-cup servings of fruits and vegetables per day. So you can see that if you skip breakfast, you're really putting the pressure on the rest of your meals. A diet high in fruits and veggies lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, cancer, and blood sugar problems, as well as offering many other health benefits. This recipe layers yogurt with three different types of fresh fruit. You can substitute any other fruit (preferably in season) for one of the fruits in this recipe. (For anyone thinking of hitting the drive-thru at McDonald's« for its version of this recipe, you could do worse in an emergency, but this is way healthier.)

  78. 1-1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt (or soy yogurt)

  79. 1 Tbsp. almonds, finely chopped

  80. 1 Tbsp. flaxseed, ground

  81. 1/2 cup blueberries

  82. 1/2 cup apple, diced

  83. 1/2 cup cantaloupe, diced

  84. In a tall glass, layer ingredients in the following order: 1/2 cup yogurt, followed by a sprinkle of almonds, flaxseed, and blueberries; repeat process with apples and cantaloupe (or whatever order of fruit you choose). If presentation isn't that important to you, you could just mix it all up in a bowl and eat it. (I live alone. No one's watching.)

  85. Preparation time: 10 minutes (more or less depending on what needs chopping)

  86. Nutritional information (per serving):

  87. Calories Fat Total Carbs Fiber Protein

  88. 453 16 grams 57 grams 9 grams 27 grams

  89. Friday: Tuna Salad Surprise

  90. Have you ever noticed that some mornings the cat has a healthier breakfast than you do? Tuna's not just for lunch anymore. In fact, when we have our big healthy employee breakfast at Beachbody, a big bowl of this tuna recipe is usually the star of the buffet. Tuna is really high in protein and a great source of vitamin D and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You could mix it up by substituting canned salmon once in a while. This recipe replaces fattening mayonnaise with healthy veggies and lemon juice for a refreshing, high-energy breakfast (although we might suggest an after-breakfast mint).

  91. 5 oz. canned tuna in water (if in oil, skip olive oil)

  92. 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  93. 1 tomato, diced

  94. 1/4 cup green onions, diced

  95. 2 Tbsp. parsley and/or cilantro (or more to taste)

  96. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (or to taste)

  97. Salt and pepper to taste

  98. Raw jalape´┐Żo (if desired)

  99. Mix first four ingredients in a bowl and season to taste. Chop in some raw jalape´┐Żo for extra zip!

  100. Preparation time: 10 minutes

  101. Nutritional information (per serving):

  102. Calories Fat Total Carbs Fiber Protein

  103. 356 15 grams 12 grams 2 grams 43 grams

  104. Saturday: Vegetable Frittata

  105. Since it's the weekend, it might be nice to make something you don't have to eat in the car. Frittatas are like omelets for the oven. All the flavor, but you don't have to try to flip it on the stove top (or onto the floor, as the case may be.) It's a crowd-pleaser! Feel free to experiment with other favorite veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, zucchini, etc.

  106. 6 eggs, beaten

  107. 1 cup fresh spinach, torn

  108. 1 tsp. garlic, crushed

  109. 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped

  110. 1/4 cup onion, chopped

  111. 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  112. 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped

  113. 1/2 cup low-fat Swiss cheese (or soy cheese), shredded

  114. 1 oz. Parmesan cheese (or soy cheese), grated

  115. Cooking spray

  116. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray an 8-inch pie pan or baking dish with cooking spray. Beat the eggs in a bowl, then mix in all ingredients. Pour into the pan. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until the eggs are firm. Cut into 2 servings (like an omelet!).


Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 398.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 103% Vitamin C 185%
Calcium 46% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
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