Healthy Holiday Star Frittata


Thank you, thank you, Linda, for creating not just a healthy entrée but one that will garner oohs and aahs when served during the holidays. We love that it’s got holiday spirit but not the holiday heaviness of so many foods this time of year.

Healthy Holiday Star Frittata
Serves 8

Ingredients

10 eggs
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
½ bunch asparagus, cut into small ½-inch sections (you’ll use this portion for the inside of the frittata)
½ bunch asparagus, cut 2–3 inches from the tops (you’ll use this for the top decoration)
2 green onions, diced fine
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
Several handfuls baby spinach
Sea salt & coarse fresh cracked pepper
¼ cup of water

Instructions
1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add water (I use water instead of oil; it doesn’t affect the taste and helps reduce unnecessary fat content), garlic, ½ of your sliced grape tomatoes, ½ slices of asparagus and salt & pepper to taste. Sauté for about 5 minutes until veggies are starting to get slightly soft.
2. Next, stir in greens until wilted. Then pour whisked eggs evenly over the vegetable mixture. Stir in the eggs and cook for a few minutes until the eggs start to set.
3. At this time, preheat your oven and set to “broil” at 400 degrees F.
4. Reduce stovetop heat to medium-low and cook until the frittata is almost set but the top is still runny, about 2 minutes.
5. Once the eggs have started to set, you can begin your decorations! Cut your asparagus tops to the desired size. You’ll need to hold your asparagus over the top of your skillet and eyeball the size to cut them. Once you’ve found the length that works, use that piece as a measure to cut the rest of your asparagus.
6. Layer your asparagus and halved cherry tomatoes until your design is as you wish. I also think a holiday wreath design would be lovely, and if you’re really creative, you could use the asparagus to make a Christmas tree!
7. Once your design is complete, sprinkle with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Put the skillet in the oven under the broiler until the top is set and golden brown on top, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the frittata stand 2 minutes.
8. Using a rubber spatula, cut into slices, or you can loosen the frittata from the skillet and slide the whole frittata onto a plate to serve.

By Linda Wagner, Certified Nutrition Coach and author of the blog LindaWagner.net


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