How to Make 6 High-Protein Frittatas Using All the Canned Foods You Have Stocked

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Start your day with satiating protein by trying these healthy frittata recipes.
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There's no limit to what ingredients you can toss into the fan-favorite frittata.

You can add just about anything into this versatile version of eggs — including all the canned goods you've stockpiled in your pantry over the last few months — and you can guarantee it'll taste like a gourmet meal.

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Ready to fry up your fluffiest frittata? These six simple, dietitian-approved frittata recipes all pack 10 grams of protein or more and use up those canned foods you already have on hand.

1. Spring Frittata With Artichokes, Peas, Green Onions and Goat Cheese

This fluffy frittata features artichokes, which are abundant in antioxidants.
  • Calories: 204
  • Protein: 14 grams

Wondering what to do with that jar of artichoke hearts? Nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich artichokes make an amazing addition to this low-calorie, flavorful frittata.

"This recipe combines great sources of protein and fat including eggs, milk and cheese, which most of us have in the fridge at all times, with green antioxidant-rich veggies for a nutritious, filling meal that can be stored in the fridge and used for leftovers for the week," dietitian Laura Burak, RD, CDN, tells LIVESTRONG.com.

Since protein and fat help stabilize your blood sugar, this egg-cellent dish is guaranteed to keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime.

Burak is a big fan of using the full-fat options of milk and butter in small amounts because a little bit goes a long way — and they add so much flavor.

Get the Spring Frittata With Artichokes, Peas, Green Onions and Goat Cheese recipe and nutrition info here.

2. Mediterranean Frittata

This feta-filled frittata serves up some savory sundried tomatoes.
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  • Calories: 252
  • Protein: 16 grams

If you're stumped about how to use the sun-dried tomatoes sitting in your pantry, this mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired, feta-based frittata will put them to good use.

"The trio of nutritional powerhouses onion, garlic and spinach are not only delish in any dish, but they provide a whole bunch of vitamins, minerals and compounds that make this recipe an A+ in my healthy diet book," Burak says.

And while eggs and feta offer a bountiful base of protein, Burak loves the addition of full-fat plain Greek yogurt to incorporate even more protein plus probiotics for gut health.

Get the Mediterranean Frittata recipe and nutrition info at Feel Good Foodie.

3. Zucchini and Corn Frittata

You can serve this summertime frittata any season of the year thanks to canned and frozen veggies.
  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 11 grams

Not your ordinary omelette, this fancy frittata utilizes fresh produce and canned vegetables for a variety of nutrients.

"The combo of corn, tomatoes and zucchini, which are typically summer veggies, coupled with eggs and cheese in this recipe make it a complete meal that is both filling and economical," Burak says.

"And if you use frozen or canned versions of the veggies, you can make this dish all year long which is a nutritious and convenient bonus," she adds.

Get the Zucchini and Corn Frittata recipe and nutrition info at Budget Bytes.

4. Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Frittata

Roasted red peppers provide a pop of color and flavor to this frittata.
  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 13 grams

"Jarred roasted peppers, which are a tasty and convenient pantry item to add to any meal, are the star of this recipe," says Burak adding that "peppers not only provide a hit of vitamin C, but they give this dish some bright red color, which pairs well with the green from the spinach."

Tasty and pretty — that's what we call a win-win.

Meanwhile, a dash of red pepper provides a hint of heat and a temporary metabolism boost. Have leftovers? You can freeze your frittata for up to two months for future meals.

Get the Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Frittata recipe and nutrition info at Budget Bytes.

5. Southwest Frittata With Black Beans

Salsa, black beans and bell peppers round out the flavors in this Southwestern-style frittata.
  • Calories: 201
  • Protein: 14 grams

Cumin, chili powder, cilantro and salsa supply the Southwestern spice for this easy-to-make egg-bake, which also boasts pantry staples like high-fiber black beans and fridge faves including flavorful red onions and antioxidant-abundant bell peppers.

"Once again, this recipe contains all three macronutrients for a complete meal: The beans provide carbs while the eggs and cheese add both protein [14 grams per serving] and fat," Burak says.

And this Mexican-inspired meal shouldn't be limited to mornings. Indeed, this protein-packed, filling frittata hits the spot for breakfast, brunch or dinner.

Get the Southwest Frittata With Black Beans recipe and nutrition info at Tara Teaspoon.

6. Tuna Nicoise Frittata

This tuna frittata is a fun take on a niçoise salad.
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  • Calories: 170
  • Protein: 13.5 grams

"It's like a niçoise salad married an omelette and they had a beautiful filling frittata," Burak says.

From tinned tuna to canned corn, potatoes, green beans and black olives, this budget-friendly frittata recipe will transform the cadre of cans in your cupboard into a decadent restaurant-style dish for a fraction of the price.

"The combo of ingredients is not only nutritious, but this dish will likely keep you full for hours because it combines a balance of all three macronutrients: Potatoes provide the carbs while the eggs, tuna and cheese are excellent sources of protein and heart-healthy fats," Burak says.

Get the Tuna Nicoise Frittata recipe and nutrition info at My Fussy Eater.

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