Makes either 12 or 16 mini frittatas
Eggs are such an easy and delicious way to ensure your child gets a healthy dose of protein. These gluten- and nut-free frittata cups can be made in a mini-muffin pan too, but you’ll need to reduce the baking time to 10 to 12 minutes. Whether mini frittatas or muffin size, they’re yummy and nourishing to the core. Plus, they’re just as delicious served cool out of a lunchbox as they are warm out of the oven.
Tip: these can easily be made dairy free by omitting feta cheese or using a plant-based substitute that you can buy at your local health food store.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease 12 regular muffin cups or 16 mini muffin cups with coconut oil or line with paper muffin cups.
In large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown rice milk, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Stir in grape tomatoes, grated zucchini, spinach, and feta.
Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full and place in preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until frittatas have risen and are golden on top. Store in fridge for up to 5 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.
This recipe is part of the 5 lunchbox ideas collection.
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
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