Easy Peasy Cheesy Oven Baked Egg Frittata
Eggs are one of my favorite foods. For the longest time eggs were given a bad rap due to their cholesterol content. However, time and science has since proven that eggs are not the culprit. The cholesterol in eggs has absolutely nothing to do with our blood cholesterol levels. Whew, what a relief. I love eggs! Don’t you dare tell me I should not eat eggs! Low in calories but high in healthy nutrients, eggs are one of the healthiest foods we can eat. One whole egg provides 7 grams of good quality protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. They contain lutein, which may help to ward off age related macular degenerative diseases. They also contain choline, which helps to keep our brains healthy. And hello! Did I mention the protein in eggs? Protein helps to keep you feeling full for a longer period of time, so you are less likely to want to snack in between meals.
Another beneficial aspect of the almighty egg is there convenience. Eggs are the perfect portion size for feeding one or feeding twenty, just crack open one to two eggs per person. Boiled, fried, scrambled or baked, an egg can be prepared in numerous ways and leave you feeling like you have eaten something different every time. A hard-boiled egg can be eaten anytime anywhere. Or you can chop it up and combine it with an avocado to make my really healthy avocado egg salad recipe. They can be eaten whole or chopped as a salad topping. Sometime I enjoy a fried egg on top of a slice of toast. Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and onions make a really satisfying meal. If you need to feed a large crowd they can be baked like a casserole. Omelets, quiche’s, frittatas and strata’s are just a few examples of the many ways we can enjoy eggs. Their ease and convenience is unrivaled.
Spinach, Cheddar and onion Egg Bake
This delightful baked egg recipe includes the added nutrition of fresh spinach along with some cheddar cheese and green onions. You can omit the cheese to make it that much healthier,
but since I do not get to enjoy these kinds of breakfasts very often I indulge once in a while. I sautÈed the onion and slightly wilted the spinach before covering with the whisked eggs and baking in the oven. This is a very basic baked eggs recipe, but the potential is endless. You can add in anything your taste buds desire. Try this recipe with some smoked salmon or diced shrimp to make a fanciful evening meal. Or if you like you can add some crumbled bacon or sausage. I personally prefer to add loads of vegetables like asparagus, chard, tomatoes or mushrooms. Like I said, the possibilities are endless. Let you imagination run away with this recipe.