Sounds like a fun way to start the day, huh? :)
The lovely Nicole from Real Simple / MyRecipes.com / Time, Inc. sent me an email yesterday that helped me finalize my breakfast plans. I had a bunch of veggies in the fridge that I wanted to put to use so I had thought about cooking the veggies last night and making some quick omelets this morning.
Once I saw the links she sent me, my mind was changed!
I made the Mushroom and Spinach Frittata, but with a few changes.
– I didn’t use any onion – I forgot!
– I used a little over a cup of mushrooms, which is what I had left
– I added in some red pepper that I cooked with the mushrooms/spinach
– Instead of smoked gouda (which I didn’t have), I used some smoked cheddar. Yum.
– I also added some garlic
As I was making dinner last night, I was prepping/making this dish at the same time. It made it so easy this morning!
After I got my pasta bake in the oven last night, I cooked these veggies, shredded my cheese and mixed everything together. As soon as the pasta dish was ready to take out of the oven, I put this frittata in to bake and let it cook while we ate dinner.
If you want some new breakfast / brunch ideas, check out these ideas from MyRecipes.com – there are tons of others ones I have my eye on. Nicole also sent me a list of 9 fast, healthy breakfast ideas, which has some great suggestions. With breakfast being my favorite meal of the day, I was happy to get these links and see so many new ideas on how to start my day.
The smoked cheese in this made the dish – I think it would be great with any smoked cheese, but you could definitely taste that smoky flavor.
All I had to do this morning was heat it up, toast some whole grain bread, spread on some almond butter, and slice up a peach.
I love having balanced meals – I’ve got everything I need here: lean protein, veggies, fruit, whole grains, and some healthy fat! The perfect meal and the best way to start my day.
If you could have anything for breakfast, what would you have?