Simple Breakfast Idea (for those who hate recipes)

I love cookbooks. It's like reading a menu and dreaming of what you would order if has a personal chef. But here's the problem: you're not ordering and it takes work to get all those ingredients ready to cook. So even though I can lovingly look at all those recipes, I realize I still need to:

  1. write down the list of ingredients.
  2. drive to the store (fight traffic).
  3. get sidetracked and buy a bunch of other crap because I'm hungry.
  4. drive back home (fight traffic).
  5. change my mind on what I want to eat.

Sound familiar?

This morning I was hungry but since we are getting ready to leave go back home, I had only a few ingredients in the fridge: eggs, sliced meats and veggies.

What does a busy person do with various ingredients and no set recipe?

Enter the FRITTATA! I know you're familiar but this meal idea is so overlooked. It's a portable, healthy food that you can make with one pot.  If you're a fitness person, shift-worker or need meal ideas for your kids, this one is very convenient. 

 

This is what I threw in mine:

  • Eggs (this is the base)
  • leftover sliced turkey 
  • leftover salami 
  • asparagus
  • greens
  • nutritional yeast
  • parsley

nutritional facts here


This meal is 520 calories, 40 grams of Protein, 35 grams of fat and 10 grams of carbs. It was LOADED with B-Vitamins, Vitamins C, A, D, K, Choline, Iron, Selenium and Phosphorus. And very good doses of Vitamin E, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Manganese and Zinc.


My point is this:

Something as simple as a frittata can be made if you have eggs in the fridge as a base.

Grab an oven-safe pan, saute some veggies for a couple minutes in grass-fed butter, avocado oil, olive oil, palm oil or coconut oil.  Add in whisked eggs and continue to cook on low for about 5 minutes, Top with things like healthy meats (minimally processed, organic), avocado, tomatoes, basil, chopped apricots, or whatever you want. It's your dish and you have something in that fridge.

Bake for 20 minutes at 375. Eat.