Are you sticking to your New Year’s Resolution? It’s hard, I know. I read that most people don’t even make it to March before giving up. Not surprising… I still haven’t started mine, but I’m always a little late to the game. That’s all about to change.
First things first, I need to start being better about eating breakfast. Yes, I know. It’s pounded into us as kids – Breakfast is the MOST important meal. And yet, here I am, a grown adult, and most days I don’t take a bite before 3 in the afternoon. Like I said, though, this is all about to change!
Besides the fact that I need breakfast, I need the right kind of breakfast, and eggs seem to be the smartest thing for me. This Italian Frittata, full of Old Country spices and fresh, flavorful ingredients, is exactly the kind of thing I need. Obviously, this frittata is made with plenty of eggs, and eggs are diet friendly and a health boost. What a way to stick to that resolution (or make one now, with me…we can do it together!). Eggs are all-natural and packed with a number of nutrients, plus, only one egg is loaded with vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and antioxidants…and has few calories (only 70), Nice.
Give it a try!
Italian Egg Frittata
makes one 12 inch frittata
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- pinch salt, basil, oregano, and black pepper
- Olive oil, as needed
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped peppers
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, and spices. Set aside.
3. In a 12 inch oven-safe skillet, sauté the mushrooms, peppers, onion and tomato in the olive oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Pour in the egg mixture. Quickly give the eggs and veggies a stir, then sprinkle in the cheese, and allow the frittata to set, about 2-3 minutes.
4. Remove pan from heat, and place in oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before cutting and serving.
The Incredible Egg
There’s a lot to learn about eggs, and thanks to the American Egg Board, I’ve got the skinny! Here’s what you may not know about eggs:
· Eggs are all-natural and packed with a number of nutrients, including high-quality protein. The quality of egg protein is so high that scientists often use eggs as the standard for measuring the protein quality of other foods.
· Egg farmers work hard to provide safe, nutritious food while maintaining the highest quality care for their hens. Today’s hens are producing more eggs and living longer due to better health, nutrition and living environment.
· Egg production today uses fewer resources and produces less waste. A new Egg Industry Center study shows the industry has decreased greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70 percent and uses 32 percent less water over the past 50 years.
· At an average of just 15 cents apiece, eggs are the most affordable source of high-quality protein.
Want even more healthy egg recipes? Here are a few to take a look at on the Incredible Egg Recipes archive…
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the American Egg Board. The recipe, all thoughts, and opinions are my own.