Recipe: Healthy and Easy Vegetable Frittata

good morning! how was everyone’s long weekend?

this past weekend I watched about 30 episode of The Hills re-runs on MTV

i wish I was exaggerating.

but come on don’t you just hate to love that show? The episode that makes me most angry is the finale when they show you its ALL scripted. I mean obviously I thought their weekend trips to cabo, cancun, vegas, etc were just all planned themselves cause they were all such GREAT friends..

and I never understood the whole Audrina and Ryan Cabrera relationship so I hope that was all scripted

but moral of the story  is that if any reality tv show is interested in filming my life at school and paying for me to go on weekend getaways with my friends just LET ME KNOW..cause i would totes be down

okay that rant is over..moving on to FOOD

I put a few of my trader joes goodies to use and made semi-homemade mac and cheese with peas and chicken sausages

i bought a box of the white cheddar shells from trader joes and then added in spinach and feta chicken sausages(from costco) , frozen peas, and some shredded mozzarella cheese to make it extra cheesy and delicious..i love jazzing up boxes of mac and cheese!

and last night for dinner made trader joes butternut squash ravioli (SO GOOD HELLO FALL I LOVE YOU)

i cooked the ravioli according the package instructions and in a separate pan melted some butter and cooked up baby spinach and frozen peas with a pinch of nutmeg, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake. I added the cooked ravioli to the spinach and peas and voila! Topped off with a little bit of honey goat cheese from trader joes..YUM

I also made this Vegetable Frittata

I’m going to share the recipe with you but its SO easy and SO adaptable so its more of a method than a recipe

Start off by gathering together about 4-5 cups of raw chopped veggies of your liking

I went with 1/2 red onion sliced, 1 clove garlic, 1 red bell pepper, 1 yellow zucchini (how cool right?!), and 1 cup mushrooms

in a medium non-stick skillet heat 1 tbsp of olive oil OR coconut oil

I like to get the onions and garlic cooking first but if your feeling lazy and want to cook all the veggies together go right ahead!

i let the onions and garlic cook for a couple minutes and then added in the zucchini and red peppers

stir consistently for a few minutes and then add in the spices

spice up your life! or your veggies, or a combination of both. in the pan went 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp salt

mixed all together and then I added in the last two vegetables: the mushrooms and a cooked diced sweet potato

allow this all to cook for a couple more minutes while you prep your eggs

3 whole scrambled eggs + 1 cup liquid egg whites-you could go ahead and use 8 whole eggs instead it was just what i had on hand (note to self..buy more eggs!)

pour the egg mixture over the veggies

i added a few baby spinach leaves on top for some added color (totally optional though)

I also added 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (which i don’t think should be optional BUT its totally up to you)

I would also recommend goat cheese, gouda, feta, cheddar, pepper jack..the list can go on and on!

I placed the whole skillet in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes..just until the cheese is melted and the eggs are cooked through

So delicious and so easy! Molly (my roommate who gets spoiled by my cooking 🙂 ) and I had no problem finishing most of this off for lunch on Sunday..And since its so healthy you can eat large portions 🙂

this was one of my 3 servings

and I obviously added sriracha sauce post picture..:)

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Easy and Healthy Vegetable Frittata

Servings: 3-4 main servings (or 6-8 if your serving it alongside something else)

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 4-5 cups chopped raw veggies of your liking (i love zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers, onion)
  • 1 small sweet potato cooked, peeled, and chopped** 
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup liquid egg whites 
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choosing (mozzarella, goat cheese, pepper jack, gouda, etc)

Instructions:

  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. in a medium sized non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil or coconut oil
  3. add in the garlic clove + veggies and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently
  4. to the pan add the italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper and stir to combine
  5. add in the cooked sweet potato
  6. in a separate bowl combine the 3 scrambled eggs with 1 cup liquid egg whites
  7. pour the egg mixture over the veggies and sprinkle cheese on top
  8. place the whole pan in the oven for 5 minutes (until cheese is melted and eggs are cooked through). Serve Warm

**note: to cook the sweet potato poke holes in the potato with a fork and place in the microwave for 7 minutes on high

this is also a great make-ahead meal to have on hand for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the week!

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time to go read for marketing and accounting class..YAWN

its a good thing MTV isan’t still playing The Hills episodes

i hope everyone has a great day!

<3Chelcie

Question for ya!: Did you eat anything delicious over the labor day weekend?

                                             Anyone with me on watching The Hills re-runs?

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Weekend Happenings

hi!

I’m not even really sure how its already Sunday but I’m even happier that I don’t have class tomorrow

WAHOO

i think it should be a long weekend every weekend..no?

anywho sorry I’ve been kind of MIA but here’s some of what i’ve been up to this weekend

i’ve been going out and daging (aka going to day parties )

me and mollz

me norman and mollz

and obviously still taking selfies

me and lindsay!

oh and since Lindsay is a fitness and zumba instructor we did a zumba and strength work out this morning!

that is after we went to Trader Joes!!!!!!

there is a trader joes about 25 minutes from my school so its not that realistic to go grocery shopping there all the time but Lindsay and I decided we would go and stock up on all our favorite goodies!

this is just a small glimpse of all the loot i got..i was really upset trader joes doesn’t have their pumpkin butter in yet but the lady told me they would have it by the end of september..WHAT i really have to wait that long?!

but I’m excited to try the fig butter and the mini banana chocolate chip protein muffins I got!

i also got some frozen veggies, hummus, almond milk, salmon burgers, veggies, fruit, chocolate chips, cinnamon sugar grinder (SO excited to try this!!), and other things i can’t remember..but it was a LOT

i’ve also been eating some yummy food (obvsss)

2 eggs scrambled with spinach and cheddar cheese and topped with avocado and salsa..SUCH a good combo

sushi..spicy tuna roll and shrimp tempura roll with avocado on top

and my first time trying Ritas! we don’t have Ritas near where I live back home in MA so I was excited to see what all the hype was about..i got ice coffee water ice with chocolate custard..SO good. the custard was a little over kill (too thick and creamy for my liking) but the ice is SO good..I definitely want to make it back to Ritas before it closes for the season

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i made a delicious vegetable fritatta for lunch today that I’ll be sharing the recipe for soon!

i hope everyone has a great Labor Day tomorrow!

<3Chelcie

Questions for ya!: Have you ever tried Ritas?

                                    Any fun plans for Labor Day?