Start Your Days Right With Feel-Good Breakfast Frittata Recipes

What goes into breakfast frittata recipes? Only your imagination and refrigerator can tell. The grocery store’s the limit. If you can find it, include it. Glimpse these recipes and you'll begin to savor the taste already.


So what exactly is a breakfast frittata recipe? Let’s try a couple definitions.

frit•ta•ta n. An open-faced omelet with other ingredients, such as cheese, meat or vegetables, mixed into the eggs rather than used as a filling.

frittata [frih-TAH-tuh] An Italian OMELET that usually has the ingredients mixed ... A frittata is firmer because it's cooked very slowly over low heat.



Sunrise Frittata From Leah

Ingredients:

1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup green onions, chopped
1 6 oz. can shrimp or ham
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
6 eggs, preferably grassfed—see note below
1 cup milk, grassfed if you can find it
1/2 cup butter, melted, preferably grassfed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Procedure:

In greased 9 inch pie tin place broccoli, onions, mushrooms and shrimp.

Add cheese. In blender mix grassfed eggs, milk, and butter. Pour over mixture. Bake at 400 degrees° F for 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 4-6

Notes about the Nutrient Qualities of Eggs

Eggs contain more than a dozen vitamins and minerals, and are considered a good source of selenium, iodine, vitamin B2, phosphorous, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, vitamin D, molybdenum and protein - all this for only 68 calories a piece!

Pastured Eggs from Free-Range Chickens - The Good News Gets Even Better!

It's no surprise: the nutrition of an egg is determined by the chicken's diet. A chicken that in addition to grain has access to pasture and a natural diet of grasses, forbs, and insects produces eggs that are higher in nutrients. Pastured eggs have been found to contain less fat, less cholesterol, twice as much vitamin E, 40-62% more vitamin A and up to four times as much omega-3 fatty acids compared to the standard values reported by the USDA for commercial eggs. Pastured eggs also typically contain higher levels of carotenoids such as lutein and zexanthin.

The other great thing about pastured eggs is the taste! As soon as you crack one open you can tell the difference! That deeply colored orange yolk carries with it an enhanced nutritional value, and a better, richer flavor.

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