This recipe is high in healthy fats and fiber, proving that eating for a healthy heart can be delicious.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 8 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry, and chopped
- 3 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- 2/3 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
- 1 egg
- 5 egg whites
- 1/2 cup toasted, 1" bread cubes (about 2 slices bread)
- 2 Tbs pine nuts
- Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven proof skillet.
- Add the green onions and cook for two minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook another minute.
- Remove the skillet from the heat.
- Add the spinach, parsley, and feta and stir.
- In a blender, puree the evaporated milk, ricotta cheese, salt, and pepper until smooth.
- Add the egg and egg whites and blend until just incorporated into the milk and cheese mixture.
- Pour the milk-egg mixture over the spinach and stir.
- Sprinke the toasted bread cubes over the egg-spinach mixture.
- Bake at 400F for 12 minutes.
- Sprinkle the pine nuts over the strata and bake for another 8 minutes, or until the center is set.
Note: Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of almost 500,000 women each year. Incorporating heart healthy dishes into your menus is a smart and simple change you can make. A diet high in fiber and healthy fats is one step toward a healthier heart. Make simple changes such as using evaporated milk as a lower-fat substitute for cream.