Rosemary Frittata

 

Rosemary Frittata
 
Frittata's are my go to meal when I'm really busy and pressed for time. They are easy and since I'm single one of these can last me all through the work week. I never mind eating the same thing all week when it's this nutritious and delicious. And Frittata's are super versatile. They can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So whether you are like me and will be eating this for lunch all week, or you are looking for an easy family dinner, this Frittata is sure to please.
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Ingredients
  • 8 Organic Eggs
  • ½ cup of Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 medium Zucchinis chopped
  • ½ pint of Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. In an ovenproof skillet sauté Zucchini, Onion, and Rosemary in olive oil for about 5 minutes
  2. In a mixing bowl beat together 8 eggs with ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
  3. Add egg mixture to Zucchini
  4. Add Cherry Tomatoes into the egg mixture
  5. Continue to cook on the stovetop until eggs begin to set
  6. Once the Frittata has started to set top with remaining ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese and transfer to broiler
  7. Cook until top is completely set and cheese is melted
Notes
Eggs have gotten a bad rap through the years with the whole high cholesterol thing. But current studies have shown that the consumption of eggs does not actually raise cholesterol, and in fact it actually promotes heart health and weight loss. That is as long as you eat the yolk too. None of this egg white only stuff! All the good nutrients are in the yolk. So indulge in the extra 40 calories, it's not going to hurt your waist line.



My two favorite nutrients found in eggs are Choline and B-12. Choline is a neurotransmitter that is awesome for brain health, and it also helps to reduce inflammation. B-12 is an essential nutrient to the body and is hard to get if you don't eat meat. In fact eggs are one of the only vegetarian sources of B-12. The benefits to this nutrient are endless, everything from regulating your nervous system, aiding digestion, reducing depression, weight loss, and even energy. There is also Lutein, found in the egg yolk, which can do wonders for your eyes and help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.



In Chinese medicine eggs are a great Qi and Blood builder. They also help to moisten dryness in the body, such as dry skin and hair, or even a dry cough.



Now there is one caution with eggs. Some people may have a sensitivity to eggs. I'm not talking about a full blown allergic reaction where you need a trip to the emergency room. A sensitivity to eggs could manifest in poor digestion, fatigue, or headache. How do you know if you are sensitive to eggs? There are all sorts of test you can get but in general, If you feel like crap after you eat eggs you're probably sensitive.


Now you can play around with Frittata's and add in all sorts of ingredients. My main theme with this Frittata was Rosemary. Why? For one because Rosemary is the only successful thing I can grown in my garden. And two it has great health benefits. The smell alone improves blood circulation to your brain. And consuming Rosemary reduces inflammation in the body, stimulates the immune system, and improves digestion.


Tomatoes and Zucchini are great add in's as well. Tomatoes are packed full of antioxidants, support that cardiovascular system, help with bone health, and have anti-cancer benefits. Zucchini helps to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Plus they are also packed full of antioxidants and have anti-cancer benefits.


If you've never made a Frittata before this is a great basic one to start with. But feel free to play around with your own ingredients and let me know what you think.