Saturday, November 9, 2013

Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Frittata

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's a fairly true statement. I don't like to say one meal is more important than another but breakfast is a big one. However, what you eat for breakfast is more important. The ideal breakfast should be high in protein versus carbohydrates. Eating highly refined carbohydrates for breakfast will bring your blood sugars right up and promptly back down. This will cause you to have a sugar crash and leave you hungry within an hour or two after you ate. Try to give your breakfast a little protein punch without having to wake up earlier to scramble eggs or blend a smoothie.

*sorry there isn't a picture for this. I hate it all before remembering to snap one. I hate cameras to this taking pictures thing is difficult for me to remember!

Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Frittata

-1 small spaghetti squash
-1/2 bag of frozen broccoli
-4 slices of turkey bacon
-1 carton of eggs (only 5 whole eggs)
-1 tsp dried parsley
-1 tsp garlic
-salt/pepper to taste

-Preheat the oven to 350F. Slice your spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Roast for about 30-45 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled use your fork to make little spaghetti noodles by raking the flesh.

-Microwave the frozen broccoli to thaw and squeeze extra water out with a paper towel. Set aside.

-Cook turkey bacon. I put the entire package on a baking sheet and cook it in the oven. I then use the other strips for different recipes in the week. (batch cooking perk!)

-Whisk together spices and eggs.

-Now that you've got all the components made you'll need a pie dish or brownie pan. Press the spaghetti squash noodles into the base of the pan (I used a le creuset dish and did not grease it). Then add broccoli layer followed by torn up turkey bacon. Pour the egg mixture on top and place back into the oven (already preheated to 350F). Bake for ~45 minute or until browned on top and fork/knife comes out clean.

-Once cooled cut into squares and you've got a high protein, healthy breakfast on the go all week or a great brunch!

1 comment:

  1. I was just trying to figure out what to do with this spaghetti squash I had and didn't use for a dinner. Didn't think about it for breakfast! I'm going to try this tonight!