This is a guest post from Sarah at My (Mostly) Healthy Life. Sarah is a 20-something girl in Toronto, ON working for Canada’s largest fitness company trying to help promote corporate wellness! She has had a passion for fitness since 16 and got a taste of how high-energy and up beat the whole industry is. Sarah recently completed her first half-marathon after swearing that she would NEVER run that far for no reason (She hadn’t even really run a 5km race before her half-marathon training started! – Go Sarah!). The experience was one of the best experiences of her life, she proved to herself that she can do anything she put her mind to, it’s made her so much more conscious of her health and nutrition! Sarah is a nut for clean, whole foods and try to eat as much of them as possible! Understandably she is not perfect and does enjoy a good treat every now and then as well! When not in the gym, she is either shopping or trying out a new recipe! She love’s to shop for fun, fresh clothing (workout clothing or regular clothing!) and is your typical “girly girl”. She will always have my nails painted and never leave home without some mascara and lip gloss! Sarah also LOVEs to cook and make new foods, trying new preparation methods and making some clean, wholesome, amazing meals. Below is her post.
I was extremely fortunate to be paired with Josephine to swap blog posts with, she has an amazing blog and brings amazing content to her readers! I hope what I’ve decided to write is as good as what she’s written in the past J.
I know that Josephine doesn’t eat meat, so I’m going to bring to you a recipe that’s actually quite new to me and is vegetarian friendly (although, not vegan friendly – sorry!), and it’s a frittata!
Wikkipedia defines a frittata as an egg-based dish similar to an omelette or quiche, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables or pasta. It may be flavoured with herbs. I first tried making a frittata last week when I had a bunch of eggs in my fridge and I didn’t feel like making hard boiled eggs. I had read other blogs about trying frittata’s so I figured I’d try it and see what I thought. Well – it’s amazing! I had no idea I could love eggs this much! I ate it as a side dish (with meat, oo… I know, sorry!!!) but for a vegetarian this could be a very delicious dinner packed with protein from eggs and cheese and full of fun colourful veggies!
1 pack of 12 large eggs (organic omega-3 eggs is best!)
½ a red onion, diced finely
1 cup of chopped mushrooms (I chopped mine very fine, but it depends on preference)
1 ½ cups chopped broccoli (again, mine was fine, depends what you like)
1 tbsp of minced garlic
A little bit of feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat a shallow saucepan on the stove and put the chopped onions and garlic in, and fry until the onions are clear and aromatic.
2. Add the chopped mushrooms and broccoli and fry until the broccoli is soft, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Have the eggs cracked and whisked in a dish that’s easy to pour from. I used a 1-litre measuring cup and just whisked the eggs with a fork; it doesn’t need to be perfect.
4. Pour half of the eggs into the pan evenly so you can still see some of the vegetables. Put the lid on the saucepan and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
5. If you want, sprinkle some cheese (I used feta) on top at this point, it adds a nice flavour!
6. Pour the rest of the eggs on top and cover and let cook over medium/low heat until it’s cooked through, you can also add full mushrooms on the top at this point to make it look pretty! You will know it’s cooked if you can cut it with a knife and the knife comes out clean.
7. Once it’s cooked you can cut it however you please, depending on the portion sizes you’re looking for. As you can see in the photo below, I cut mine down the middle so I was able to check if it was cooked.
And there you have it! This is easily one of the easiest things I’ve ever made, and I had no idea! You can always play with the ingredients too! You could add peppers, or edamame, or tofu! I plan on making a breakfast version sometime, or maybe one incorporating some spinach or kale! The best part about this, was that my boyfriend enjoyed it! Win/win!
When I was training to run my half-marathon, I used to eat eggs as a meal before going out for my long runs, so this is definitely good running food!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this; I’d love to hear your thoughts or ideas or let me know how yours have turned out! You can find me on my blog at My Mostly Healthy Life, on Facebook or on Twitter at @sarahohm.
Do you guys/gals like eggs/frittata’s? What do you think about doing Blog Swaps?