Hi there! I’m Blair from The Seasoned Mom, and I’m excited to join Wanda Ann today to share the first of many recipes from my kitchen. As it says in my bio, I live in Virginia’s countryside with a house full of boys! After having three babies in less than four years (my youngest is now 1), I quickly learned that I would need to have a few tricks up my sleeve if I was going to get well-balanced, nutritious meals on the table for my family multiple times per day.
On my blog, I love to share recipe ideas, parenting tips, kid-friendly activities, and anything else that seems helpful for other busy parents. As you will see, my menus aren’t fancy, but they do have to taste good! More often than not, my recipes can be prepared in just a few minutes, they utilize “normal” ingredients, they can be made ahead of time (i.e., during naps or preschool hours!), and they tend to have a seasonal focus. Most importantly, though, my food is always taste-tested and approved by the special men in my life!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite healthy recipes that is absolutely perfect for your busy mornings. It’s “resolution season,” after all, and this Frittata with Smoked Salmon and Spinach is a great way to get some protein, veggies, and healthy fats into your diet with very minimal effort. Paired with a wholegrain English muffin or toast and some fruit, it’s a meal that will power you through your day and will help you work towards your 2015 goals.
Are you familiar with the frittata? It sounds fancy, but it’s actually just a crustless quiche…i.e., an easy way to bake a lot of eggs at one time. You toss together some eggs and any other ingredients that sound good, put them in an oven-proof skillet, and bake them until set. Sliced into wedges, the frittata is a great breakfast or brunch option, but it’s also perfect for a weeknight dinner. Frittata is delicious warm from the oven, but it’s also just as good at room temperature.
Do you need any other reasons to try this recipe? I love that a frittata is incredibly versatile! I can basically clean out the left-over meats and veggies in my refrigerator and create a new flavor combination each time. Ham, cheese, and onion? Delicious! Sausage, bell peppers, and mozzarella? Also tasty! You get the idea…
And if you happen to have any left-overs, just keep the frittata wedges in your refrigerator and re-heat them for breakfasts throughout the week. I like to use the extra slices in breakfast sandwiches, since I just have to microwave the frittata to warm it up, toast an English muffin, and throw on a slice of cheese! It’s easy, delicious, and it fits perfectly into my healthy-but-crazy-busy life!
I hope that you have a chance to give this version a try, and let us know what you think! If you’re looking for other simple, family-friendly meal options, please stop by my blog and take a look around. I promise that you’ll find a few new ideas to make your life easier!
- 6 large egg whites, at room temperature
- 2 whole eggs, at room temperature
- ½ cup skim milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 6 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
- Zest from 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2 packed cups (about 2 ounces) baby spinach
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites and eggs for about 30 seconds (or until fluffy). Add milk, salmon, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Gently combine.
- Heat a 10-inch ovenproof non-stick skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. Spray skillet with cooking spray and add spinach and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until spinach is wilted (about 1 minute).
- Pour egg mixture into the pan and stir to combine. Cook, without stirring, for about 4 minutes. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the frittata is set.
- Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
Wow, doesn’t that Skinny Frittata with Smoked Salmon & Spinach look fantastic!!! Blair had me at Skinny, right! I know for many of us January is all about trying to add more healthy dishes into our meals and this recipe would be a perfect way. Thank you Blair for such a beautiful recipe. We are so excited to see you each month.
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Enjoy your day and remember to enjoy the memories,
Here are a couple other healthy recipes you may enjoy from Blair…