Super Simple Veggie Frittata

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Eggs. A true health-food.

Eggs are one of my go-to foods in a pinch. They’re super versatile and make a great “vehicle” for veggies. I like my eggs any which way, from hard-boiled to scrambled to sunny-side up. But one way that I especially like them is with added veggies. And yes, I’m actually serious about that.

A frittata is essentially a crustless quiche, similar to an omelet, that you can add a variety of ingredients to such as: meats, cheeses and veggies. It tastes just as good cold as it does right out of the oven. I whipped up this frittata on my lunch break. It’s that quick + easy. The nice thing about egg dishes is that they pair well with most veggies. In this particular recipe I happened to have some bell peppers, garlic and kale on hand. Pretty much any combo of your favorite veggies will work just as well.

There are 3 main steps in the frittata making process. Check them out below.

[Step 1: saute veggies + oil + spices; place in baking dish]

frittata veggies

[Step 2: add whisked egg + nutritional yeast or cheese mixture to veggies]

frittata veggies and raw egg

[Step 3: bake.]

frittata cooked

See? I told you it was simple. You can whip this baby up in no time and have a couple days worth of breakfast or lunch for leftovers. It’s full of veggies, protein + healthy fats [from the egg yolk – don’t omit the yolk or you’ll be missing out on some pretty super nutrition benefits]. Feel free to sprinkle some extra cheese or nutritional yeast on top too, or serve with hot sauce or salsa.

Nutritional yeast is something that I’ve started to use more recently. At first I admit I was skeptical simply because of the name. Nutritional yeast? That sounds just strange. But I promise it’s actually pretty tasty. But what would you use it for anyway? Great question. Nutritional yeast is popular among vegans and people who do not tolerate dairy but still want something that slightly resembles cheese. It has a nice, nutty flavor similar to that of cheese, making it a great substitute. It’s free of gluten, dairy, sugar and animal products. What it does contain is vitamin B-12 [a vitamin hard to come by in the vegan diet], other B vitamins, and is a complete protein source. Some of my favorite uses for nutritional yeast include: sprinkled on pasta, popcorn or eggs, or added to soups, stir-frys or salads.

Check out the frittata recipe below!

Super Simple Veggie Frittata

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups kale, ribs removed + chopped [or spinach]
  • 1 bell pepper [any variety], diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 organic eggs
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ – ½ cup nutritional yeast [or shredded cheese of choice]

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add oil to a pan on medium heat. Add garlic. Saute for a minute or 2 until fragrant. Add kale, bell pepper, chili powder, sea salt + black pepper. Saute for 5-8 minutes until bell peppers are tender and kale has wilted. Place mixture in bottom of a round or square baking dish. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, nutritional yeast or cheese and a pinch of sea salt + black pepper. Pour this mixture over veggies. Place in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until eggs are completely set. Let cool slightly, then serve.

 

frittata bite close up

Super Simple Veggie Frittata
 
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Recipe type: Frittata
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups kale, ribs removed + chopped [or spinach]
  • 1 bell pepper [any variety], julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 organic eggs
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ - ½ cup nutritional yeast [or shredded cheese of choice]
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add oil to a pan on medium heat. Add garlic. Saute for a minute or 2 until fragrant.
  3. Add kale, bell pepper, chili powder, sea salt + black pepper. Saute for 5-8 minutes until bell peppers are tender and kale has wilted.
  4. Place mixture in bottom of a round or square baking dish.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, nutritional yeast or cheese and a pinch of sea salt + black pepper. Pour this mixture over veggies.
  6. Place in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until eggs are completely set.
  7. Let cool slightly, then serve.

 

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