This morning glory frittata is going to be your new go-to brunch favorite. I love an easy frittata to enjoy on a Sunday morning. I know this is going to be a recipe that will fit in perfectly with your lifestyle too! Add this flavorful dish to your menu plans for the week. All you need is a few simple ingredients. I know you won’t regret making this savory egg dish!
Morning Glory Frittata
Healthy Brunch Meals
This easy frittata recipe was born on a trip back home to visit family in New Jersey a few years ago. We had loose plans for brunch and weren’t even sure if we were staying in or going out to a restaurant. When we opted to stay in we knew that a baking a quick frittata was the way to go. Our family motto when it comes to frittata is that pretty much anything will turn out well. Oops, am I giving away my secret? I hope not!
In one of our favorite movies, Morning Glory, Harrison Ford makes a frittata in his kitchen with Rachel Adams standing by watching his cooking process. He carefully explains the “anything works” philosophy when it comes to this egg dish. “The beauty of a frittata is that it can be made from any ingredient in your refrigerator” – this is the rationale behind his recipe creation.
We love brunch, and we love him as the movie icon he is, so this obviously has become a go-to choice of ours. Definitely check out this movie if you haven’t already! This cooking kitchen scene is super charming!
In case you had wondered the word “frittata” is Italian and the translation is literally egg cake. There are a lot of articles on the web about how to perfect your technique, but I think using the ingredients of your choosing is the best and most straightforward advice. So this is my morning glory frittata.
EAT YOUR WAY FIT
The morning glory frittata is the perfect way to get a good dose of veggies, protein and healthy fats. When I bite into a dish like this I am so glad the whole low-fat phenomenon is a thing of the past! It’s so important to have them included in your diet for overall health.
The most important thing is be sure that you don’t overdo it even if it’s a healthy source. You want to make sure your nutrition is in tune with what your body needs. In reality, we may all have slightly different caloric needs, but we all need to have a mix of all three macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
You will find a macro breakdown after the recipe below so make sure to check that out! Knowing what is in our food helps us plan and make the best choices. I know it can be a little confusing with recipes so I want to help you out with providing that information.
In just about 45 minutes, you will have a lovely brunch dish!
Morning Glory Frittata
Yield 5 Servings
A savory egg dish that's the perfect healthy recipe for your next brunch! This brunch favorite is easy and delicious.
- 7 Large Pasture-Raised Eggs
- 1 Organic Sliced Zucchini
- 2 Cups Organic Spinach
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Purple Onion
- 1 Cup Chopped Organic Green Pepper
- 7 Ounces Shredded Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese
- 1 Garlic Glove
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Paprika
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (to taste)
- Coconut Oil Spray (cooking & preparation)
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees to prepare it for baking the frittata.
- Wash and chop all of the vegetables in preparation to sautee them on the stove.
- Spray coconut oil spray onto the frying pan and place on the stove over medium heat.
- Add all of the chopped vegetables.
- Add your spices to the mixture on the pan.
- In the mean time, wash your eggs and break them into a bowl so you can whisk them.
- Once the veggies are done, remove them from the heated stove and add them to your egg mixture along with the shredded Kerrygold cheese.
- The frittata is then ready to go in the oven.
- Pour the mixture into a glass pie baking dish (prepare with coconut oil spray to avoid sticking).
- Bake the frittata for approximately 30 minutes or when a knife or toothpick can be dipped in and comes out clean.
- All ovens are different so the baking time can vary slightly.
Macronutrients are simply the way we categorize foods – carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Food quality is a very important part of the puzzle when it comes to nutrition. But the macros we digest are a big part of how we look and feel as well. This recipe will be mostly proteins and fats. So you will want another source for carbohydrates as a side dish.
Calories 264 // Carbohydrates 6.5g // Proteins 19.3g // Fats 18.5g
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