A frittata makes a great anytime meal because you can serve it as a hearty breakfast or an elegant dinner. This healthy frittata recipe is easy and delicious. There really is no specific meal time that this dish isn’t perfect for.
Healthy Frittata Recipe: Anytime Meal
Similar to a quiche, minus the processed grain-laden crust, this dish bursts with whole food healthiness. Check out my keto connector program where you will learn why removing the crust can turn this dish into a powerhouse way to begin or end your day. Complicated recipes can be barriers to many people sticking to healthy eating, but this simple healthy frittata recipe is packed with protein and nutrients and can be cooked in one pan!
One of the key ingredients in this dish is asparagus. Not only is this vegetable tasty but it has a nice texture, but it is jammed with vitamins!
Why You Need Vitamin B1
Asparagus comes heavily equipped with B vitamins. These are the vitamins that are responsible for the digestion of starches and sugars which in turn helps your body regulate blood glucose. This is absolutely key when controlling appetite and fat storage. Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin B1, a B complex vitamin also known as thiamin. The primary job of thiamin is its role in energy production and nervous system support. Both are essential for everyday functioning.
Although thiamin is common in many foods, it is often destroyed either due to processing or when heat is applied during the cooking process. The best way to ensure you get enough thiamin daily is to consume a wide variety of whole foods.
Gut Friendly Fiber
So we have this fantastic low-carb meal you can literally whip up anytime but it comes with an added bonus! Asparagus contains inulin fiber, a soluble fiber that actually stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in the large intestine. Therefore, inulin fiber is known as a prebiotic. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know just how important a healthy digestive system is. In case you missed it or would like to review, check out my blog on healthy poop. Yep, I went there. And you should too.
Your poop is a major health indicator.
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- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 glove of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 5 asparagus stem, chopped
- 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 6 eggs
- Preheat oven at 350F
- In a pan melt the coconut oil and saluted the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes or until transparent. To the pan add the red pepper and continue sautéed for 4 minutes. Set aside.
- While the veggies are cooking in a medium mixing bowl beat eggs and then add sea salt, black pepper, turmeric, cumin and mix well ensuring there is no lump left from the turmeric.
- To the egg add the cilantro and sun-dried tomatoes and the cooked veggies. Mix well.
- In an oven proof fry pan or oven proof 8x8 dish add the egg mixture.
- Cook in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!