Breakfast used to be my favourite meal of the day. I used to revel in my morning oatmeal with banana and peanut butter, or granola with fresh berries and yogurt, or when I had time – the infamous Oatmeal pancakes. But lately I have been in a breakfast rut where nothing really interests me. Some mornings I scarf down a bowl of cereal or oats, others I make toast with peanut or almond butter, and some mornings I skip breakfast altogether. I have made it my goal this week to eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast every morning.
I am sure you all know that breakfast is a very important meal. Several studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are often more successful at maintaining or losing weight, and have more energy and concentration throughout the rest of the day. Additionally eating breakfast gives our bodies nutrients which have been depleted while we were sleeping and helps to kick-start our metabolism. So all in all, breakfast can really be considered the most important meal of the day.
Recently I found this recipe for Mini Quinoa and Zucchini Frittata’s. I made a batch last night and had them for breakfast this morning. The recipe is simple, the ingredients are all natural, and they tasted really good. The husband was even raving about them this morning, and he typically hates zucchini. The recipe makes 10-12 mini frittata’s and are great for busy mornings or even as a snack.
Mini Quinoa and Zucchini Frittata’s:
Adapted from 52 Kitchen Adventures
- 1/2 cup of quinoa
- 2 eggs and 2 egg whites
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Line muffin pan with liners or coat with non-stick spray
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Once cooked remove from heat and set aside
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, zucchini, cheese and onion together. Add in cooked quinoa and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon frittata mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup until almost full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through.
Additionally I am making it a goal to follow a 30 day squat challenge starting tomorrow. Here is the plan:
Feel free to join me in the challenge – bathing suit season is just around the corner!
Do you have any healthy goals that you are working on?