Ok, you got me, there are no such things as green eggs. But this frittata recipe is so loaded with spinach and broccoli that the eggs appear green! If you’re ready for a little Dr. Seuss fun with your food, check out today’s healthy recipe.
As we’ve discussed before on Live Lighter, cholesterol is necessary for life. Many health pros agree it’s the type of fat (saturated and trans) that determines levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol in the body, not so much dietary cholesterol found in food. (Check out in the Calgary Herald’s article, “Unscrambling the myths of eggs and cholesterol.”)
Eggs typically have 5 grams of fat, most of which is unsaturated or “healthy” fats except for about 1.5 grams. Eaten in moderation by those who have healthy cholesterol levels, the muscle-enhancing protein and high nutrition content of eggs make it an excellent inclusion to a well-rounded diet (especially for vegetarians).
Frittatas are baked egg dishes, basically a crustless quiche of sorts. Although many frittatas begin on the stove, we’re baking ours completely in the oven today. It takes a bit longer but the health benefits are worth it.
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- 3 large free-run eggs
- 1/4 cup plain almond milk
- 1.5 cups chopped fresh spinach
- 1 cup broccoli florets, bite-sized
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 100 grams feta cheese
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp butter
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Beat eggs and milk in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk until light and airy (it’ll be light in colour, too).
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl except for the butter and blend until the veggies are well-coated with the egg mixture.
- Put butter in the bottom of a oven-safe 10 inch skillet. Pour frittata mixture over the butter and place skillet in the oven.
- Cook for approximately 30 minutes. Finish it off by turning on the broiler to brown the top.
- Let cool (15 minutes), cut into 4 slices (like a pizza) and serve hot.
Tips: Keep a tea towel or oven mitt on the handle of the skillet while it's cooling so you don't forget that it's scalding hot when you go to serve it. I learned the hard way. 🙁 You can also serve frittata cold - just like pizza! Frittata also freezes well so don't be afraid to cook extra for quick, healthy meals.