Remember that time I waxed poetic about how sometimes you just need to change things up from eggs in my Savory Oatmeal post? Well…I’m back on the egg train! I threw this together super quickly on Sunday night using an old favorite savory combo…broccoli and cheese. To lighten this up a little, I used a combination of eggs and egg whites and kept the cheese confined to the top of the frittata. I find you get more of the cheese flavor when it’s melted on top, whereas it gets lost inside the frittata. Not to mentioned it’s loaded with broccoli – veggies are always a great way to lighten meals up!
Anyway, back to throwing this together quickly on Sunday night. Did anyone catch that? Because yup…that’s me, hopping aboard the Meal Prep Sunday train! I love the idea of meal prep but have such a hard time putting it into action. I think in my brain it translates to perpetually eating leftovers. But I know it doesn’t have to be that way! Find how it works best for you. It may be just outlining what meals you’re going to have the week ahead. Or having vegetables chopped and proteins trimmed and ready. Breakfast is an easy thing for me to prep. Whether it be as simple as hard boiled eggs or something nearly as simple with this frittata, I find that I really appreciate having a quick, well-rounded breakfast that I can take with me to enjoy at work first thing. And actually….I think this frittata is even easier than hard boiled eggs (I for one hate peeling eggs).
So this frittata is a great meal prep start for me. But what about you? What tips and tricks do you have that make you a meal prep all star? 😉
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata
Yield: 4-6 portions
- 1 (12 oz) package of frozen broccoli florets
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup egg whites
- ¼ skim milk
- ¼ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a pie dish by spraying with a nonstick spray.
- Steam broccoli in microwave according to package directions.
- Mix eggs, egg whites, milk, and a little salt and pepper.
- Place broccoli into prepared dish (make sure not to dump any steaming liquid into the dish). Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top of the broccoli and egg mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until eggs are set (not jiggly in the middle).