July 28, 2016
Scrambling for a Quick Brain Healthy Dinner Idea?
Try our Single Skillet Veggie Frittata
Does your veggie drawer in the fridge need to be cleaned out? Pondering what to make for dinner? If you’ve got a few eggs, a vegetable frittata is an easy, brain healthy meal to make for the whole family that packs a lot of protein and nutrition with every bite. Whisk up this meal in just 30 minutes to help keep your brain healthy and sharp. This easy recipe will free up more time to explore and enjoy the other important pillars of brain health, like exercise and social interaction.
Single Skillet Veggie Frittata Recipe
First, pick out your favorite brain healthy vegetables to saute. A few suggestions to get you started are:
- Onion, chopped finely
- Mushrooms, sliced
- Spinach or kale
- Red, green or yellow pepper, chopped
- Cauliflower or broccoli, pre-cooked
- Squash or zucchini, sliced or chopped
Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large cast iron skillet, pour a tablespoon or two of olive oil (one of the best oils for brain and heart health), add veggies, and saute over medium heat. Next, whisk 12 eggs with half a cup of skim or low-fat milk. Pick a few seasonings like salt and pepper and other herbs, fresh or dried. You can add turmeric, dill, basil, cilantro, chili, thyme or anything else you like.
Pour your egg mixture into the skillet with the veggies and cook for two minutes on medium heat. If you like, sprinkle a small amount of cheese over the top of your frittata. We recommend shredded cheddar, gouda, or parmesan. If you want a stronger flavor, try crumbled feta or bleu cheese.
Then slide the skillet into the oven. Cook for about 20-25 minutes. Keep careful watch in the last few minutes to prevent overcooking the eggs. Remove from oven and let cool. Slice into wedges and serve, perhaps with a fresh, leafy green salad and whole grain bread. Add the brain-boosting antioxidant power of mixed blueberries, raspberries and blackberries for dessert. Your nightly dinner dilemma is done!
This easy meal provides the healthy fats, protein and nutrients your family needs to help maintain a healthy brain. Add this “eggs”ellent recipe into your weekly routine, or anytime you need to get rid of the veggies in your fridge.
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