Frittata – Any Way You Like It!

Written by Mary Battista, Find more recipes at PrairieHealthCompanion.com

It can be challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the chaos of divorce, but planning meals and snacks can help. Planning replaces the ”chaos” at mealtime with structure and prevents eating haphazardly when you are hungry, pressed for time…or stressed!   Planning is also helps to eliminate trigger foods that can provoke reckless eating.
Frittatas are a great, because they can be filled with lots of healthy ingredients and are ready to go in a snap. You can make them on the weekends and enjoy a wonderful breakfast and then have a delicious option that is ready to reheat and enjoy anytime.  Just serve on a bed of fresh greens with  a piece of fruit and you have a satisfying meal that will keep you feeling great, maintain your health goals, as well as give you the energy to move forward on your journey.
This recipe allows you to be creative. While following the basic frittata method, try making one on a using seasonal ingredients (like asparagus, local ramps and eggs) feeling healthy and in control.

Frittata Recipe

2T. Olive oil or butter or ghee

Salt and fresh ground pepper

1 medium garlic clove, minced

8 large eggs

Splash of water (about 1 T.) or half and half

3 T. Parmesan cheese

3 oz additional cheese (optional) feta, manchego grated, smoked gouda

grated, medium cheddar or your preference

2T. Minced fresh Italian parsley or basil (or 1 T. of each)

Filling options

8-10 medium asparagus spears, snap off woody ends then cut in 1-2”pieces, 1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise then slice into half moons, ½ red pepper diced, 2 cups mushrooms, sliced, 3 cups spinach coarsely chopped, ½ large onion, chopped, 4 oz cooked ham or prosciutto, diced

Preheat oven to 400. Adjust oven rack to upper middle position. Heat 2 T. olive oil or butter over medium heat, in a 10” ovenproof skillet. Select 2 or 3 of the filling options and sauté until lightly browned, about 6-8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low; add minced garlic, and sauté 1-2 minutes longer. Meanwhile, beat eggs with splash of water or cream, fresh herbs, and 3 T. Parmesan cheese. Season with salt (or Herbamare) and pepper. Shake skillet to evenly distribute filling ingredients. Add beaten egg mixture. If you are adding additional cheese, add it now. Without disturbing the frittata, let the eggs cook until it starts to set around the edges, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer the frittata to the oven and bake until puffed and set, 10-12 minutes. Being careful of the handle (which is red hot) slide onto a plate, cut in wedges and enjoy! Frittatas are great warm or at room temperature. They are a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Serves 4-6

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