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Very Vegetable Frittata

Here’s a fabulous breakfast recipe that is packed with veggies:  Very Vegetable Frittata

Very Vegetable Frittata

The most horrible thing about eating healthy is trying to figure out something enjoyable to have for breakfast each day.  Cereal is out of the question- too many useless carbs to start the day in a bad way.  I’ll occasionally eat oatmeal, but since I don’t like it without a boatload of sugar… it’s not such a great choice either.  Eggs are the obvious, favorite choice… but I have to get creative with the way that I make them.  

Very Vegetable Frittata 1

I have been buying Eggland’s Best Eggs for years now, and this year I have the privilege of partnering with Eggland’s Best to share recipes with my readers.  Compared to ordinary eggs, each Eggland’s Best egg contains 25% less saturated fat, 4 times more vitamin D, double the heart-healthy Omega-3s, 3 times more vitamin B12, 38% more lutein and 10 times more vitamin E.  Their hens are fed an all-vegetarian diet with no added hormones, antibiotics or steroids.  For more information, you can visit EgglandsBest.com.

Vegetable Frittata Prep 2

If I can somehow incorporate a bunch of veggies into my breakfast, my body feels like it has gotten a great start to the day.  A frittata is the best way to add as many vegetables to breakfast as possible!  This frittata has FIVE CUPS of veggies in it, a small amount of cheese, 4 whole Eggland’s Best eggs and three Eggland’s Best egg whites.

Very Vegetable Frittata Recipe

A frittata is a four-serving meal.  My husband and I love to eat a frittata for breakfast, and we save the second two servings to eat for lunch the following day.

Very Vegetable Frittata Recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

There are a couple of ways to eat my vegetable frittata… you might love it served over a bed of arugula that has been tossed with olive oil and meyer lemon juice (my favorite)… and it’s equally good with a couple of spoonfuls of mango salsa on top.  Eggs are a healthy way to start the day- they’re low in cholesterol, saturated fat and calories… and they contain a good amount of protein to help you feel full.  Follow Eggland’s Best on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Very Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients:

  • 4 large Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 3 large Eggland's Best Egg Whites
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • arugula, for serving (completely optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk and Dijon mustard; set aside.
  2. In a 10 to 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, spray with cooking spray and heat to medium-high.  Saute onion until softened- about 2 minutes.  Add the mushroom, broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini to the skillet.  Saute until slightly softened- another 3 to 4 minutes.  Whisk the egg mixture again, then pour over the vegetables.  Sprinkle tomatoes and feta cheese on top.  Place a lid on the skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook until the bottom and sides of the frittata are firm- 8 to 10 minutes.  Preheat the oven broiler.
  3. Place the skillet under the broiler and broil until the frittata is cooked through (no longer jiggly) and slightly browned on top- about 5 minutes (watch closely).  Cut into 4 wedges and serve immediately- serve over a handful of arugula, if desired.
  • Nutritional information per serving (1/4 of the frittata):  Calories: 165.6, Fat: 7.1g, Saturated fat: 2.9g, Cholesterol: 187.3mg, Sodium: 320.1mg, Potassium: 582.6mg, Carbohydrates: 11.8g, Fiber: 2.9g, Sugar: 4.4g, Protein: 15.1g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS:  SmartPoints: 5, PointsPlus: 4, Old Program: 3
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

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Disclosure:  This recipe was created in partnership with Eggland’s Best.  I only write about products that I already use in my kitchen- and this is one of them!  RecipeGirl.com maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and enthusiasm for products are entirely my own.

16 Responses to “Very Vegetable Frittata”

  1. postedFeb 18, 2016 11:29 AM

    Oh, my, this is my kind of breakfast! You can never have enough veggies! And what a great healthy breakfast!

  2. postedFeb 18, 2016 5:05 PM

    This is EXACTLY how I like my eggs! It looks delicious!!

  3. postedFeb 18, 2016 5:33 PM

    I’ve been on a crustless quiche kick lately and I really love this low carb vegetable frittata. It would be lovely for dinner too!

  4. postedFeb 19, 2016 6:58 AM

    Anyway that I can get my kids to eat veggies! Love this idea for sure!

  5. postedFeb 19, 2016 7:04 AM

    Eggs are my favorite breakfast! I love frittatas…this looks fabulous, and a great way to add more veggies into your day!

  6. postedFeb 19, 2016 7:37 AM
    Amy

    This looks SOOO amazing. It’s going on my to-make list for next week, for sure! Maybe even tomorrow!! 🙂

  7. postedFeb 19, 2016 7:13 PM

    This is a great idea! I love starting my day with something savory and filling!

  8. postedFeb 20, 2016 8:07 PM

    Love how loaded with vegetable this gorgeous frittata is, Lori!

  9. postedFeb 22, 2016 8:51 AM

    LOVE this! Frittata is often a go-to dinner for us and I love how jam packed this is one is with all those gorgeous veggies. 

  10. postedFeb 22, 2016 9:43 AM

    I love frittata because it can be a breakfast, lunch or dinner. This veggie version looks so Springy and colorful. Love it! 

  11. postedFeb 22, 2016 7:52 PM

    This looks like one packed frittata! Love that that flavor you have packed into this baby…yum!

  12. postedFeb 23, 2016 7:24 AM

    I would definitely love to start my day off with this frittata!  And I love the idea of saving the leftovers for lunch the next day.

  13. postedFeb 24, 2016 4:09 AM

    LOVING all the veggies happening in this fritatta! I eat eggs most days for lunch and am always looking for new ideas. 🙂

  14. postedFeb 25, 2016 9:48 AM

    I eat eggs nearly every day. This looks like a great recipe to make early in the week, for easy breakfasts or with a salad for lunch!

  15. postedFeb 26, 2016 6:42 AM

    I could eat this three times a day! Yum!

  16. postedFeb 29, 2016 12:48 AM

    This is such a great recipe Lori. It’s the perfect way to start the day. Nothing better than a frittata for breakfast, other than one chock full of vegetables. My hubby would love this, he’s a serious egg lover. I’m not sure if they carry this brand in Canada or not, I’ll have to peek. Or pick some up next time we’re in the states. 

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