FitFitBanner Images

Recipes Recipes

Souffled Grits

Share on Tumblr

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Head south for breakfast and try this tender, creamy, grits recipe.

Makes 4-6 servings


  • ½ cup grits
  • 2 ½ cups boiling chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar


    1. Slowly stir the grits into the boiling broth and add the salt, cover and cook until the grits are done. 3-5 minutes for quick grits and 20-30 minutes for regular grits.
    2. Remove from heat and beat in the egg yolks and butter. Cool slightly.
    3. Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. Fold in the grits and place in a well buttered 1-½ quart baking dish.
    4. Bake 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 400° or until puffed and browned. Serve immediately with butter.
Photo by Flicker user MauraNeill / CC BY-NC 2.0

Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

Comments are closed.

Photo by Flicker user mollycakes / CC BY-NC 2.0

Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

More wisdom »

December 2014
« Jun    

Got a question for Fit? Want to submit your own "fit and fresh" recipe? Have a good story idea for us?

Contact us at

Get Healthy Philly is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative, a federal effort to: prevent and delay chronic disease, reduce risk factors, promote wellness in children and adults, and provide positive sustainable health change in our communities.

Food Fit Philly is part of Get Healthy Philly, a program that works to reduce and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases (like heart disease and diabetes) by increasing access to healthy foods that people can afford.

Your body needs help when it's time to quit. SmokeFree Philly is a program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health that offers support and tools to help smokers quit. The goal of SmokeFree Philly is to: help people to quit smoking, stop people from starting to use tobacco, and reduce heart disease, cancer and other illnesses caused by smoking.