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Quick & Healthy Baked Vegetable Frittata

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BAKED VEGETABLE FRITTATA
This baked vegetable frittata is a savory, homestyle “comfort food” with a healthy twist. It is filling enough to be the star of an easy dinner, as well as the perfect brunch option! This is a great basic recipe, so you can use whatever vegetables and herbs you have on hand. For a more tender and flavorful dish you can add a bit of milk and cheese of choice (see Notes), however you can also make this dairy free and use egg beaters! This uses less oil than a traditional omelette, and you can use shiitake mushrooms to boost the health benefits even further. I prefer a smoked hot sauce like Tabasco Smoked Chipotle, but you try your favorites or omit it completely, if you prefer. This vegetable frittata recipe is done almost completely in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender, but you could adapt it for a “regular” blender as well – just hand chop the vegetables and blend the eggs for a little longer than the times in the recipe. Make it early in the week and have an easy thing to reheat for a hearty, healthy breakfast.

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Quick & Healthy Baked Vegetable Frittata made in your Blendtec or Vitamix by @BlenderBabes

Baked Veggie Frittata

Deb Meier for Blender Babes
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Servings 6
Calories 777.8 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red or green pepper seeds removed
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 cups of chopped mushrooms
  • 4 scallions/green onions sliced
  • 8 organic free-range eggs OR equivocal amount Egg Beaters
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped finely by hand

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (176ºC).
  • For Vitamix: To dry chop the ingredients, start on Variable 1 and use the pulse function (or turn off and on) five to six times, for one to two seconds per pulse. First, the garlic, then add the scallions and bell pepper. Scoop those out and then do the same with the mushrooms.
  • For Blendtec: To dry chop the ingredients, pulse five to six times, for one to two seconds per pulse. First, the garlic, then add the scallions and bell pepper. Scoop those out and then do the same with the mushrooms.
  • Put the oil in a cast iron or stainless steel 10 inch skillet, and gently saute the garlic and vegetables for about 5 minutes/until soft and well combined.
  • Add eggs, salt, pepper, and hot sauce to your blender jar.
  • For Vitamix: Start on speed 1, increase to speed 4, and blend the eggs for 10 seconds.
  • For Blendtec press the Pulse button 3-4 times.
  • Pour the mixture over the sauteed vegetables. Top with the herbs, and place the pan in the oven OR transfer the mixture to a pie dish and cook for about 30 minutes until set.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Notes

**Use Egg Beaters if you typically prefer them to eggs.
If desired, you can add dairy, up to an inch cube of cheddar or parmesan cheese and up to 4 tablespoons of milk, which will result in a more tender and flavorful dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 6gCalories: 777.8kcalCarbohydrates: 27.8gProtein: 53.4gFat: 50.4gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 963.4mgFiber: 7.7gSugar: 9.6g
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF EGGS
There is much debate about whether or not eggs are heart healthy. One egg has a whopping 210mg of cholesterol, which is almost your full recommended daily value of 300mg. If you have high cholesterol, Egg Beaters or egg white might be better for you as the whites contain significantly less sodium, fat and cholesterol while maintaining a large amount of protein. Egg yolks do contain vitamin D, folate, and calcium, though, so your egg consumption should depend on your preferences and health needs. If you prefer the taste of real eggs but are trying to cut cholesterol, try this recipe with 4 complete eggs and an additional 6 egg whites.

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Deb Meier
Deb Meier
Deb is a foodie who enjoys spending time in the kitchen. She is passionate in her belief that healthy food can be delicious, especially when using wholesome ingredients. When not playing around in the kitchen with her Vitamix or tending to her garden, she can be found running, doing yoga, tai chi, or painting on canvas. You can find more of her recipes at her blog, ...But Can I Blend It?

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