Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Frit - TA -DA

Need a quick and easy recipe to use up what's left over in the fridge? Or a nutritious meal with fresh veggies and protein?   If you are a fan of eggs, a frittata might be just the recipe you are looking for. A frittata is somewhere between omelets and quiche, but it does not have a crust. 

Here is the basic recipe:

1. Chop 4 cups of the ingredients you wish to put in your frittata.  The cool thing about this is you can use just about anything. I do about half protein and half veggies.   Layer them in a casserole dish  or in a frying pan. I've seen some baked in individual portions in a muffin pan.

2. Beat 6 eggs in a separate bowl and add seasonings of your choice. Pour egg mixture over chopped ingredients. 

Place in the center of the oven and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes or until eggs are set. 

Pair this with a salad and unsweetened iced tea and TA - DA - you have a healthy, delicious and easy meal. 

Here are the ingredients I used:
Veggies - zucchini, yellow squash, onion, mushrooms, yellow and red bell peppers, and tomatoes
Protein - turkey bacon, leftover steak, low fat mozzarella cheese

I seasoned the beaten eggs with Lawry's Seasoned Pepper and sea salt.

You can find thousands of pictures of frittatas online by searching through Google or Pinterest.  The sky is the limit when picking ingredients to use.

Be creative and enjoy.

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