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Insider’s Viewpoint: Veggie Frittata Time!

It may sound exotic but a veggie frittata is really just a fancy omelet mixed with colorful vegetables and cooked in the oven. It’s easy and quick, which are must-haves these days. Not only that – a veggie frittata is filling, packed with good nutrition and a versatile choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The nutrition of a veggie frittata includes protein from the eggs, and fiber, healthy carbs and powerful plant-based nutrients from the veggies. Team it up on your plate with a whole grain bran muffin or whole wheat English muffin and a generous slice of fresh melon and you will be amazed at the tasty results.

6 Easy Steps To A Veggie Frittata

  1. Gather and prepare these ingredients for efficiency: 6 fresh eggs; 1/3 cup milk; 1 cup shredded cheese, any kind you like; salt and pepper shakers; ½ small onion, chopped; 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced; 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped; ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped.
  2. Get out a small skillet and heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and then cook while stirring for 4-5 minutes until veggies are soft and slightly golden-brown.
  3. Get out an 8-inch pie plate and spray it lightly with vegetable oil spray.
  4. Scatter the sautéed onion/garlic mixture, spinach and red bell peppers on the bottom of the pie plate. Note: You can add some fresh, chopped herbs like parsley, basil, thyme and mint, too.
  5. Whisk together the egg and milk and pour over top of the veggies. Sprinkle the cheese on the very top.
  6. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. Test doneness by inserting a knife into the middle and if it comes out clean, then your frittata is ready. Enjoy hot, warm, or chilled in the fridge.

Once you get comfortable making a veggie frittata, you will want to branch out and make different ‘flavors’ by adding a variety of seasonal vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes and/or zucchini. As mentioned above in step 4, chopped fresh herbs add wonderful flavor, too. Happy Cooking!

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