Eat This Recipe: Frittatas (and a Quiche)

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Eggs are awesome. They fit nicely into just about any meal of the day and provide a flexible, cheap(er) source of protein, vitamins and minerals than most meats. While they’re the secret to rich and fancy foods like bearnaise sauce and meringues, today we’re looking at a healthier and far less complex way to enjoy eggs – Frittatas.

It’s tough to say exactly where the frittata comes from because practically every single culture has its own version. Combining eggs with meat, veggies, cheese and even pasta is all you need really to make one, but the opportunities to get creative with the ingredients are limited only by your imagination. It’s an excellent way to turn leftovers into a fresh meal and can be whipped up in less than an hour.

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a frittata and a quiche, the answer is… not much. Quiches traditionally have flour based crusts, but beyond that, they’re very similar. Frittatas can be baked in the oven or started in a pan and flipped over mid way. We recommend utilizing your broiler, if you have one, to ensure the top of your frittata is nice and crispy. Just make sure your pan is broiler safe before hand.

Take a look at these three recipes and consider making frittatas an addition to your healthy diet. Already a big fan of frittatas? Tell us about your favorite recipe in the comments.

Spring Pea Frittata – This fresh recipe is the perfect answer to heavy egg dishes. It, along with most frittata recipes, are easy to making into individual muffin size servings, as pictured. Just combine the ingredients per the recipe and pour into a greased muffin tin. They tend to cook faster that way, too!

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Nutritional info: One serving = 3.5g Carbs, 10.6g Fat, 8.5g Protein, 144.6 Calories

Caramelized Onion Frittata – This recipe packs more protein with the addition of italian sausage, but it’s just as delicious without. Not into sausage? Swap it out with ground turkey, or go meatless. It’ll be just as good.

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Nutritional info: One serving = 6.2g Carbs, 29.2g Fat, 19.2g Protein, 367.2 Calories

Spinach Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust – This is the most complex recipe of the bunch, but trust us, your efforts will be rewarded.

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Nutritional info: One serving = 18.6g Carbs, 8.9g Fat, 12.7g Protein, 202.2 Calories

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