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Eating cheese as part of a well-balanced diet helps provide rich texture
and flavor to your meals. Brie proves versatile in the kitchen,
complementing both sweet and savory dishes and also providing a
convenient staple appetizer when entertaining. The cheese contains a
number of essential nutrients and provides your body with some health
benefits, especially when combined with healthy flavorings.
Serves 4 - 6
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
200g baby spinach leaves
100g drained Peppadew peppers, roughly chopped
175g Brie, cut into chunks
Salt and pepper
Leafy salad, to serve
The E-Factor Diet
1. Heat the oil in a 25cm, heavy-based frying pan and cook the onion over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until softened. Add the spinach and cook, stirring , for 1 minute until wilted. Remove the pan from the heat.
2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and season with a little salt and plenty of pepper, then pour over the spinach and onion in the pan.
3. Scatter over the Peppadew peppers and Brie evenly and leave them to settle in the frittata mixture. Return the frittata to a low heat and cook for 3 - 5 minutes until the base is set.
4. Place the pan under a preheated medium grill, making sure that the pan handle is turned away from the heat, and cook for 3 - 4 minutes until the top is golden and set. Serve cut into wedges, accompanied by a simple leafy salad, if liked.
Brie provides your body with a source of energy that your cells can use to carry out day-to-day activities. Brie is also low in lactose, so individuals with mild lactose
intolerance may not notice severe side effects when eating this cheese.
Most of the calories in brie come from its protein and fat content. The protein in brie is a complete protein and provides all the amino
acids your body needs to maintain itself. Brie’s fat content might also
prove beneficial, since the unsaturated fatty acid, trans-palmitoleic
acid -- found in dairy products like cheese -- appears to reduce the
risk of type 2 diabetes.
Consuming brie also boosts your intake of several vitamins. Brie also contains a range of essential minerals that help maintain your health.