Monday…and a Zucchini Frittata
Call me crazy but I have been so looking forward to this Monday. This Monday (today) my kids went back to school after a long, full, and fun winter break. We enjoyed our time together but by about Wednesday of last week I was ready for ‘normal’ and most definitely routine. I had lots of holiday clutter around the house still and I don’t know about you but clutter makes me cranky. The kiddos and I had very different agendas if you know what I mean…
So this morning, after dropping off the kids and hitting the gym for a very rushed visit, I hit Target and came home with a few essentials I’ve been in need of…including my lovely new planner and some pretty new pens.
2012…I am so ready for you now.
Let me give you a little update on the ‘diet’ front. I ran into a little snafu this weekend. That snafu was this little number, and it was extra dirty with extra olives (stuffed with blue cheese omg!!) just the way I like it.
Let me just back up to say that I am totally okay with temporarily falling off the wagon. I fell and fell hard but I’m back in business today. That martini (and a few others) was well deserved and much enjoyed after a week of eating clean and losing a few pounds. And it was Saturday night, it was one of my BFFs 40th birthday, there was a limo, and there was dancing at a kinda sorta fancy martini bar. I mean…come on. The wagon didn’t have a chance.
Good times with good friends this weekend. And after a 4 hour nap yesterday (thank you to the hubby) I am finally feeling normal again (I am too old for late nights at martini bars people…).
Let’s talk frittatas. As far as I’m concerned, they are one of the easiest, healthiest and quickest dinners (lunch or breakfast) to put together. Since I’ve started the 17 Day Diet last week, I’ve been kind of struggling with getting enough protein in some of my meals (I like fish, but not everyday…and chicken just really isn’t my favorite thing to eat so I avoid it if I can) so I find myself eating eggs pretty often. Which is okay, I like eggs. I especially like eggs when they are prepared like this though…
This frittata was so good. I thinly sliced up a medium sized zucchini and some onion, sauteed them in a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, salt and pepper…then added the whisked eggs and a little Parmesan cheese on top. I ate it up for dinner and was completely satisfied…so delicious. I ate the whole thing on my own, (I was starved), but this would also be great for 2 people if served along side something else, like a salad.
Yield: Serves 2, or 1 very hungry person
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup egg whites
- 1 medium zucchini, halved then sliced thin
- 1/4 large sweet onion, sliced thin
- salt and pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese (if you are following 17 Day Diet, use reduced fat or fat free, I used regular)
- Preheat broiler.
- Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray pan with cooking spray and add sliced zucchini and onion to pan. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites together. Add whisked eggs to pan, swirl eggs around pan and cook (without stirring) for a couple of minutes until the bottom starts to set. Using a spatula, gently pull egg from sides of pan and let any excess egg spill over into space. Sprinkle top of egg and zucchini mixture with grated parmesan cheese and put under broiler. Let cook under broiler for about 4-5 minutes, egg is cooked, bubbly and slightly browned. Slide onto plate, sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired and enjoy.
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I still need to get my 2012 calendar. It’s time to get organized! Love the frittata!
Very cute notebook! I love that you added zucchinis to your frittata. You’re always inspiring me to change up my boring omelets. Here’s to 2012!! 🙂
Delicious frittata Aggie! And keep on rocking 2012–sounds like you’re doing great!
I am JUST ABOUT to head to Target to get a new planner! Yours is cute.
And that frittata does singeth to me-eth.
(thanks for linking me!)
Frittatas are one of my favorite things! So yummy!
It sounds like you are doing great in 2012 and I can’t wait to follow along more of your recipes for your diet!
Routine can feel so so good! Mmm love eggs. And glad you had fun this weekend
This sounds wildly yummy!
That looks like a delicious frittata and one FUN night!
Yes! I love frittata, this one sounds fabulous!
LOVE frittatas lately…so much protein and do much flavor! Also I’d it weird I’m jealous of your new planner? 😉
I have these often for dinner, and this is a great recipe!
Blue cheese stuffed olives are low carb, which means you didn’t fall off the wagon at all 😉
I need to eat fritattas more often, and this one sounds so good!!
I love your blog posts. And, this frittata sounds just delicious.
awww, thank you so much Natalie! You made me smile!
Wow – your kids *just* went back to school? Mine have been in over a week now. I think you pretty well deserved that martini, Aggie.
This looks delicious!!
I love this recipe..beautiful and tasty!!!! Great photos too!!!
Have a wonderful night!!!
Oh, YUM! I wish I had some zucchini in my fridge….I’d make this in an instant!
Yum, looks like a nice healthy way to get some protein into your diet so you feel satiated.
Yeah limos and birthdays require martinis for sure! Love frittatas and don’t make them often enough.
I get giddy when I’m organized! And I definitely get cranky with clutter. I just can’t think when there’s lots of clutter. I start lots of mornings with eggs and a frittata would be a great start!
Sounds like a fun night out with the girls! Glad you got to celebrate 🙂 I actually wouldn’t say you fell off the wagon though. You did as we all should – balanced out your splurge by being more health-conscious for the rest of the week. Nothing wrong with that, it’s completely healthy! The frittata looks awesome, I am a big fan of eggs too. Such a great source of good quality protein, and very cost effective!
looks good girl!
I agree clutter makes me nuts! Frittatas on the other hand make me very, very happy!
Yes – 2012 is going to be the year. Year for what? Umm, that’s another topic altogether… But whatever it is, we can do it!
Not sure I can agree with you on the Mondays front, but I definitely agree about craving a routine. Frittatas are hot right now, and I just love the addition of zucchini. One of my fave vegetables!
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