When it's too late for breakfast and too early for lunch, these Frittatas are the perfect option. Very healthy, lots of protein, veggies, very little olive oil, and a to make the kids happy - parmesan cheese :). Put out a couple of chop boards on the counter. Put the olives, brocolli and mushrooms in separate bowls and let the kids have at them with dinner knives.
1 cup chopped brocolli
1 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup sliced pitted black olives
1 1/2 cup chopped spinach
Turn on the oven to 375 degrees farenheit. While the oven preheats, heat about 1 tsp olive in a pan. Add the chopped brocolli, mushrooms and spinach. Stir fry for a couple of minutes and let it cook covered for 3 minutes. Remove cover. Add sliced olives and stir for a minute.
Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with 1/2 tsp salt and 2 pinches of ground pepper. Add this to the pan and stir gently to ensure that the whole thing doesn't set into an omlet. It is a good idea to turn the heat to low at this stage. When the eggs have mixed well with the veggies but are still runny, turn off the stove and remove the pan from the stove.
If your pan was oven safe, you can sprinkle some parmesan cheese on it and put the whole thing in the oven for about 15 minutes. If you are like me you can use cupcake moulds. I used oven safe silicon moulds. Brush the inner surface of the mould with a little olive oil and spoon the runny egg mixture into each mould. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on each cupcake mould and bake for about 10-15 minutes. After 10 minutes check to see if done by inserting a toothpick. If no runny stuff sticks on the toothpick then it is ready!
Remove from oven and cool for 3 minutes. The frittatas slide out easily from the silicon moulds. Serve with organic tomato ketchup.
If you notice your kids beginning to show signs of "I don't want this stuff anywhere near my mouth", immediately start telling hubby about what great helpers you had in the kitchen today. She cut the brocolli and the mushrooms. He cut the olives and beat the eggs. All their effort has made the Frittatas taste soooo yummy! Watch them ethusiatically discuss the 'helping' process while quickly finishing everything on their plates!! 😉
Disclaimer: The above process for making Frittatas uses child labor ;).