Frittata is a great option for when you want something healthy, filling and, most of all, quick. Essentially just a baked omelette, it’s packed full of nutrients and you can really tailor it according to what your favourite veggies are or what you fancy that day.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, as well as vitamins A (great for the immune system) & B12 (important for energy). No wonder they’re such a good post-workout snack!
The best thing about this Frittata is that it’s actually really nice cold, which means it won’t go to waste if you make too much (which I usually do).
I made this for my mum and I for dinner the other night, served with my Tomatoes & Mozzarella with Creamy Pesto. It was very satisfying, even if I do say so myself.
Quick Veggie Frittata with Feta
- 4-5 Eggs
- 1 Leek
- A few florets of broccoli
- 4-5 Asparagus spears, chopped a couple of cm long
- A handful of button or chestnut mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 100 grams feta
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl or a jug until combined, then set aside.
Put a pan of water onto the boil. When bubbling, let the broccoli florets and asparagus boil – just for about 4 minutes so that they are cooked but not soggy.
Heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Saute the leeks and mushrooms, adding in the broccoli and asparagus when they’re cooked.
Let the veg sizzle and simmer for a while before pouring over the egg mixture. Lower the heat a little bit and let the frittata cook – bringing in the edges with a spatula every now and then as they harden.
After about 3-5 minutes, crumble the feta cheese over the frittata before placing the entire pan in the oven. Let it bake for 5-10 minutes until the centre is cooked through.
Using a knife and a spatula you can cut the Frittata into pieces or slices whilst in the pan before serving.
Et voila! Easy but tasty and just perfect for getting your nutrients in after a hard training session. What’s your favourite post-workout meal? I’d love to hear in the comments!