Since having kids, my New Year's Eve celebrations have become considerably toned down. Although I do manage to stay up until midnight. Instead of partying all night, I host a New Year's Day brunch followed by a hike. You know me and fitness!
Every year I make a strata, a kind of savory bread pudding with eggs. This year, I decided to try a new, healthier recipe (read no heavy cream) in an attempt to begin 2009 on the right foot. The new recipe is more like an egg bake, since you use hash browns rather than eggs. This recipe was super easy to make and is a complete meal, with protein, carbs, and some veggies. When I can fit broccoli into a meal before noon, I feel quite accomplished.
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cooking spray Serves 6
2 cups hash brown potatoes with peppers and onion, frozen
1 cup broccoli
3 ounce Canadian bacon, chopped into 1/4 inch squares
1/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
2 tablespoon flour, all-purpose
2 cups of egg substitute
1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Saturated Fat: 2g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Total Fat: 5g
Pair this strata with a large fruit salad, coffee, and mimosas, and your brunch will be lovely and healthy. Happy New Year!