Thursday, February 6

Super Green Frittata

I love vegetables. And not in the I-just-discovered-them-and-they're-actually-not-that-bad or the I-can-choke-down-green-juice-if-I'm-on-a-cleanse kind of way. I genuinely love them and have since childhood. My mom was never able to explain why, while my younger brother was requesting meatloaf and chicken fingers for dinner, I was asking for brussels sprouts and artichoke hearts. Ha. Strange child. Healthy, but strange.

Of course all these years later I'm glad I developed a taste for vegetables early in life. I have many friends who either turn their nose up at them or are open to eating them but have no idea how to cook them.

The vegetables in this recipe include a ton of vitamins, nutrients and insoluble fiber (good for digestion!) plus protein from the eggs. It's basically the perfect meal. And if you're dining solo you will have plenty leftover.

3 small zucchini, thinly sliced
1 small stalk broccoli, stems
trimmed, finely chopped
1 large spring onion (scallion), finely sliced
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, julienned
8 large organic eggs
1 cup almond milk
Olive oil to drizzle
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Serving SuggestionServe with macadamia pesto and a drizzle of maple-balsamic dressing.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Mix all the greens and vegetables -- except for the zucchini -- in a large bowl then transfer them to a baking dish and arrange them in a single layer.
Beat the eggs with the almond milk and pour over the ingredients in the baking dish. You may need to press the vegetables down with your hands so that they are evenly soaked with the egg.
Arrange the zucchini slices over the top of the frittata and drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake in the hot oven until firm, about 20 to 25 minutes.

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