RECIPE: A Family-Friendly St. Patty’s Day Breakfast

Katie Cavuto Boyle offers up a green-themed St. Patty’s Day breakfast that tastes so good you (and the kids) will forget it’s good for you, too

This frittata is a great way to get a serving of veggies in without even knowing it, and your kids will be psyched to eat green eggs. Spinach is also a great source of fiber, calcium and vitamins, so this family-friendly breakfast is tasty and good for you! I also lightened it up by using egg whites, low-fat milk, and by adding herbs and veggies for flavor instead of cheese.

Green Egg Frittata
Serves 4

4 large eggs
1/2 cup egg whites
1/4 cup milk skim milk
1 tablespoon fresh chives
1/4 cup cooked spinach, squeeze out water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 onion, sliced
1 cup wild mushrooms (or cremini), sliced
1/4 pound asparagus, woody bottoms removed and cut into 1 inch pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine the eggs with the milk, and chives and spinach; season with salt and pepper. Blend until combined. Set aside.
3. In an ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook 3 minutes to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook 3-5 minutes to brown. Add the asparagus and cook 3 minutes until tender.
4. Pour in the egg mixture. They should almost or just cover the vegetables. Cook the frittata over medium/low heat until the edges set, 2-3 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the frittata is set in the center and browned on top. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serve with Oven Roasted Potatoes

Note: The frittata can be prepared the night before, refrigerated and reheated or served at room temp the next day.

126.5 calories, 9.9 g protein, 5.78 g carb, 7.44 g fat, 1.71 g sat fat, 156 mg chol, 243 mg sodium, 1.4 g fiber