Niçoise Frittata

This is another simple and quick dish which can be cooked in the oven or in a pan and finished under the grill.

Nutritional Information

Eggs are an excellent all round food offering protein and amino acids needed by the body for it to repair itself. They contain many nutrients including vitamin A to benefit eye health, vitamin B12 (fighting depression and tiredness), vitamins D and K (keeping bones strong), iron, zinc, omega 3’s and choline (a nutrient needed for the  development of memory and learning in the brain). Studies show that egg  consumption can help to prevent chronic age related conditions like heart disease, eye degeneration, memory loss and loss of muscle mass. There is no limit on how many eggs we should eat; multiple studies and research has shown that the saturated fats have no effect on blood cholesterol.

Tomatoes are full of vitamin C, antioxidants which are cancer preventative, potassium (essential for maintaining fluid balance and muscle/nerve function) and compounds which prevent blood clots.

Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C and anti-cancer antioxidants.

Green beans like all legumes (peas and pulses) are a source of protein (important for building, maintaining and repairing all cells), B vitamins, vitamin C and like all vegetables, soluble fibre.

Although tuna is an oily fish, once it is canned, it loses many of it’s  omega 3 fatty acids but still offers protein and vitamin D.

The sulphur compounds in garlic which create its odour also offer many health benefits from minimising the risk of heart disease, certain cancers (colon, stomach and  prostrate), can help to prevent stomach ulcers and is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal food.