Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Egg Recipe

I've been reading a book called The Minds of Boys by Michael Gurian. Nicole at Tired, Need Sleep recommended it to me. It's all about the ways that male brains are physically different from female brains, and how this affects the way boys learn. One thing the author recommends to help a child focus during the day is increasing protein intake and decreasing carbohydrate intake. When Nicole mentioned this on her blog, there were many comments about needing to switch from cereal to eggs in the morning, and I just wanted to share a recipe I tried this morning. It was incredibly easy, and Crumpet ate it really well. The recipe was originally in the November 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

Mini Veggie Frittatas:
4 eggs
3 tbs. low-fat milk
1/4tsp salt
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
4 whole sundried tomatoes, packed in oil and chopped
1/3 cup chopped green pepper

(You can use any leftover veggie - I used zucchini instead of the tomato and pepper.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spritz 12 mini muffin tins with veg. oil
In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and salt. Add cheese and vegetables. Spoon a tablespoon into each muffin cup. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Makes 12.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, yum! This sounds really good, and can I just say I'm impressed that you COOK for breakfast?! I know people really do this, but I just can't imagine... I walk around so bleary-eyed and out of it in the mornings I would probably set the house on fire if I tried anything more complicated than switching the coffee pot on, lol. This really sounds delicious and I may make some the night before and warm it up in the morning. I have had some good results with M in feeding him peanut butter sandwiches in the morning instead of waffles and granola bars. I hope you are enjoying the book!