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Italian Tofu Frittata

This Italian flavored frittata is good served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on your mood. If your schedule allows, however, the optimum meal for this delicious dish is breakfast. It's a wonderful way to get more vegetables into your diet in all three meals.

Italian Tofu Frittata Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 cup onion, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup zucchini, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 cups finely chopped kale, (remove stems)
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
¼ .cup chicken or vegetable broth
2 TBS red wine vinegar
5 oz firm light tofu, drained
4 egg whites
1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
¼ tsp turmeric
salt and white pepper to taste
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley


  1. Prepare vegetables by chopping them and having them ready.
  2. Pureé tofu with egg whites, Italian seasoning and turmeric in blender.
  3. In 10 inch stainless steel pan, Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, zucchini, bell pepper, kale, and tomato for about 1 minute over medium low heat, stirring often. Add broth and red wine vinegar. Pour tofu mixture over vegetables, cover and cook over low heat until mixture is completely firm and cooked, about 12 minutes. Top with chopped parsley.

    Serves 4

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Nutritional Profile

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Italian Tofu Frittata
1.00 serving
129.91 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 284.51 mcg 355.6 49.3 excellent
vitamin C 128.60 mg 214.3 29.7 excellent
vitamin A 5651.96 IU 113.0 15.7 excellent
tryptophan 0.16 g 50.0 6.9 very good
manganese 0.92 mg 46.0 6.4 very good
calcium 316.37 mg 31.6 4.4 very good
iron 5.16 mg 28.7 4.0 very good
protein 12.03 g 24.1 3.3 good
selenium 13.37 mcg 19.1 2.6 good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.37 mg 18.5 2.6 good
potassium 613.16 mg 17.5 2.4 good
copper 0.34 mg 17.0 2.4 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.28 mg 16.5 2.3 good
dietary fiber 3.99 g 16.0 2.2 good
molybdenum 11.69 mcg 15.6 2.2 good
magnesium 57.13 mg 14.3 2.0 good
phosphorus 137.59 mg 13.8 1.9 good
folate 53.62 mcg 13.4 1.9 good
iodine 19.54 mcg 13.0 1.8 good
vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.19 mg 12.7 1.8 good
omega 3 fatty acids 0.29 g 11.6 1.6 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Italian Tofu Frittata

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