Chicken, Bacon, Spinach, & Cheese Frittata

Bacon, Cheese, & Spinach Frittata – Serves 4-6

8 eggs
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups spinach, chopped / 1 8 oz box, defrosted and squeezed of excess liquid
7 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces with kitchen scissors
2 cups pre-cooked chicken, chopped into 1/2 in. pieces
1 small onion, chopped finely
16 oz chedder cheese, or cheese of choice
1 1/2 tsp salt & pepper (each)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Heat nonstick (oven proof) frittata pan on stove top at medium/high heat. Add bacon pieces and allow to crisp, stirring frequently. The bacon will seperate as it cooks, don’t worry! Remove bacon and drain off all but approximately 3 TBSP of bacon fat. Add onions to bacon drippings. While onions are softening, mix eggs, whipping cream, half of the cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk until incorporated and not stringy. Add bacon back into skillet, along with spinach. Allow spinach to wilt and chicken to begin to heat through.

Once spinach has wilted, add the egg mixture by pouring over ingrediants in the skillet. Spread ingrediants through egg mixture with a wooden spoon, until everything is evenly distributed. Continue to cook on stovetop, without stirring, for approximately 2-3 minutes, or until the sides of the frittata are set. (You can tell this by taking a spoon to the side of the pan, if the eggs stays together and pulls away slightly, you are good to go. If it just displaces the liquid, it needs a bit longer.)

Once sides are set, transfer frittata into the preheated oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until it is set in the middle. Remove to a cutting board and serve, hot, warm, or room temperature.

Introduction – What am I about?

Well, at this point, this is my first foray into blogging, so we’ll see how it goes. I have set up this blog to help mostly my family, but also many of the people I talk to about living a Low Carb Lifestyle everyday! I am not a doctor, or any other type of medical professional. Actually, I do marketing for golf courses…so, you ask, how do I get off thinking I’m an expert on Low Carb Living?

Well, actually, I’m not.

However, I have been successfully living low carb for over a year now, and have found it to be the first and only “diet” that I was able to convert into a lifestyle. I had tried Low Calorie, Weight Watchers, Crazy Workouts, Body Cleanses…everything. It wasn’t until I committed to going “hard core” low carb approximately 4 months before my wedding that I lost the weight.

I lost 20 pounds in the first month of my new lifestyle, and an additional 10 over the next 3 – I have kept that weight off since November of 2007. While Low Carb living isn’t for everyone, it has worked for me. I have combined numerous plans/ideas/inputs to create a diet that works for me…and has worked for my family members, and friends who have also committed.

The beauty of my version of Low Carb living is that you CAN cheat – not all the time, by any means, but enough so taht you don’t feel deprived. I think you’ll be surprised after you get going on it that you may not even want to cheat as often as you make think!

Anyway, stay tuned as this site develops…hopefully you find it helpful. Let me know your comments, struggles, successes, and what you think about my recipes.

I hope that you find this helpful – I know that I enjoyed reading other Low Carb blogs when I first embarked on this journey a couple of years ago.