Day 2: Diary Free Gluten Free Frittatas

{By Ellery Sadler}

gluten free dairy free frittata

Wow. This is harder than I thought. For the first couple of meals I felt like a cool person who was trying cool recipes. Now it’s a little harder. Of course, I understand that gluten and dairy aren’t ‘evil’ but I’ve just realized that I eat a lot more of it than I need to, hence the four day cleanse.

After working out (Insanity and P90X have a way of making you starving), I had a snack of fruit and almonds. Almonds are my new favorite food. Only if they are slivered almonds though. Whole ones just don’t taste as good.

For dinner I decided to make crustless quiches or frittatas (whichever you like to call them) and I was delightfully surprised by how great these tasted! Contrary to popular belief, eggs are not dairy so you can indeed eat these on a gluten free dairy free diet.

The combination of bacon and caramelized onions was amazing and the veggie one was also delicious. I love broccoli and peppers and onions together – yum! And the shredded potato crust makes it healthy and filling.

Dairy Free Gluten Free Frittatas 

best gluten free dairy free dinner recipe

Ingredients: 

(makes 2 frittatas)

  • 12 eggs
  • 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, shredded
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup Almond milk
  • ½ cup crumbled bacon

 

First, sauté the potatoes in a skillet for about 10 minutes (like you are making hash browns), remove from heat and spread into two greased pie pans. Set aside. Sauté onions until they are golden brown and translucent. Scoop out half of the onions and combine with the crumbled bacon; spread this on top of the potatoes in one pie dish. With the remaining onions, add the broccoli and peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes, then spread the veggies on top of the potatoes in the other pie dish.

Mix the eggs and almond milk until fully combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide evenly between pie dishes. Cook at 350 for 15-25 minutes, until eggs are set in the middle and edges are lightly browned.

Delicious and satisfying, these are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (Or as a snack in between.)

Two days down. Two more to go.

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