"This neat recipe is great for using up leftover bits of cooked veg, plus combining them with eggs gives the dish a nutritious contribution of protein, vitamins and minerals," explains chef and telly star, Phil Vickery.

Tortilla muffins recipe

Tortilla muffins recipe

Tortilla muffins from Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery

Ingredients:

(Makes 6)

4 sprays 1-calorie sunflower oil cooking spray

1 banana shallot, finely chopped

30g chopped pepper

4 eggs

1tbsp 0%-fat unsweetened Greek-style yogurt (see tip)

A few basil leaves, chopped, or a pinch of dried herbs

Freshly ground black pepper

For the topping:

30g reduced-fat Cheddar, grated

3 cherry tomatoes, halved

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with six cases. The cooked egg mixture tends to stick to the cases, so ideally use a non-stick silicone mould tray, so the contents pop out easily and no oil is needed.

2. Heat the cooking spray in a small pan and fry the shallot and pepper until softened, about five to eight minutes. At this point you could include any little extra bits like sauteed mushrooms or a handful of chopped spinach leaves, to wilt at the end.

3. Beat the eggs with the yogurt, herbs and seasoning in a small jug, add the cooked vegetables and mix all together. Pour the egg mixture into the six cups, half-filling each one. Sprinkle with cheese, press half a cherry tomato on top and bake for about 15–20 minutes until set.

Nutrition Tip: Though these recipes use low-fat dairy, try using other unsweetened alternatives such as small amounts of full-fat dairy, which contains some beneficial fats, live yogurt or even cottage cheese.

ENERGY 73kcals

PROTEIN 7.2g

FAT 4.6g

SATURATED FAT 1.5g

CARBOHYDRATE 0.7g

TOTAL SUGARS 0.7g

SALT 0.2g

SODIUM 97mg

FIBRE 0.3g

Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery with Bea Harling BSc (Kyle Books/Kate Whitaker/PA)

Diabetes Meal Planner by Phil Vickery with Bea Harling BSc, photography by Kate Whitaker, is published by Kyle Books and supported by Diabetes UK, priced GBP 22. Available now.