Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ham and Cheese Strata


I am always looking for healthy new recipes and here is one I adapted from the current month's Weight Watcher's magazine. This one is great for breakfast or brunch, or even a dinner (my family likes breakfast foods for dinner). It tastes yummy, but requires some planning ahead.

Ham and Cheese Strata

4 cups cubed whole wheat french bread
2 cups fat free milk (I was out so I used powdered)
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 t. Dijon mustard
1 t. fresh parsley (I used dried)
1/2 t. salt
6 oz. chopped low fat ham
1/3 c. each chopped broccoli, onion, and bell pepper
1/2 cup low fat grated cheese

Mix together the milk, eggs, egg whiles, mustard, parsley, and salt in a medium to large size bowl. Add the bread cubes, ham, and vegetables. Stir to wet the bread. Let sit for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour mixture into a non-stick-sprayed baking dish. Let sit in the fridge over night or for at least eight hours. Before baking, sprinkle the cheese on top of the strata. Let sit on the kitchen counter while the oven warms to 400 degrees (about 10 minutes). Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 8 at four points per serving.

Note: the recipe I adapted called for turkey sausage instead of ham. It also did not call for veggies, but I wanted to try and increase the serving size so I added them.

Scripture of the Day: Luke 2:15

7 comments:

  1. Oh, man, that looks and sounds so good! Darn the bread! I guess I could make it for the family but my kids disdain anything that doesn't come out of a box. So sad . .

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  2. Sounds so yummy! Where did you end up finding the whole wheat french bread?

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  3. I got the wheat french bread at Sprouts. $2 for a loaf that was more than double what was needed. I will use the rest for garlic toast for dinner tonight.

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  4. Yum! Looks so good :) ♥ Hugs!

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  5. That does look good. I am always looking for new things I can get my kids to eat. This looks like a good one to try.

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  6. That looks great, and something my kids would eat. I will try it.

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  7. Jen literally said word for word what I was going to say. So bread was where?

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