One of the challenges with going paleo is the choice to use real foods which means I do a heck of a lot more cooking that I use to. No more junk microwave breakfast sandwiches that taste like plastic, no more lean-cuisine-dressed-up-TV-dinners that barely had enough food to feed anyone, and definitely no more sugar-filled-barely-have-any-nutrition-drive-thru-junk-breakfast-burritos.
But a simple breakfast that I really like has all the protein and veggies a boy like me needs to start the day off right. What I like about this meal is that you can put just about anything in it. You just start with eggs and go from there.
It is called the FRITATTA.
I first learned about the fritatta from the paleo star Nom Nom Paleo. I love her iPad app and use it all the time when cooking. Her fritatta recipe is very good. But what I like about a fritatta is that you can throw pretty much anything in there and called it good.
Here is what I normally do:
I preheat the oven to 350.
I whisk together anywhere from 4 to 8 eggs (salt and pepper to tasted) depending on how much other ingredients I have to put in the fritatta.
In a heated skillet (one that has a handle that won’t melt in the oven) I add a tablespoon of coconut oil (or ghee).
Then I just started adding whatever veggies I have on hand. Like about a 1/4 cup of onions, a handful of sliced mushrooms, some sliced bell peppers, leftover broccoli (cut up), or I will slice up some zucchini. If I had an intense workout that morning I will even slice up some sweet potato and throw it in there.
Now you don’t want too much in the fritatta otherwise you will just get a big mess. Think of it like toppings on a pizza, sometimes too much of a good thing is not good (paleo pizza of course).
Once you have all your ingredients nice and heated up in the skillet then pour your eggs in and let it cook until the eggs have started to set, about 3 – 5 minutes.
Then put the fritatta in the oven and let it cook for about 15 minutes, then turn the oven to broil and leave it in there for another 2 minutes. Take it out and let it cool for about 5 minutes and cut it up and serve.
Just to recap, I made this one this morning and used a yellow squash that was picked out of a co-worker’s farm just yesterday. MMMMMMM…MMMMM.MMMMMM.
1 yellow squash
1/4 cup onions (sliced)
half a yellow pepper (sliced)
handful of mushrooms (sliced)
Nitrate, MSG, Sugar free bacon (you guessed it, sliced)
Here is one that I had some grass-fed sausage links. That was so good. I get my grass-fed meat from US Wellness
Have you ever tried a fritatta? What do you like to put in yours?