For years I ate oatmeal/granola/yoghurt/fruit for breakfast. However, the healthy fats and protein in eggs and avocado are a better way to start the day as they help to regulate energy levels. You don't find yourself starving again after half an hour due a post carb crash bought on by insulin elevation. I wish I had known this in high school when I ate Weetabix and sugar for breakfast and wondered why I could barely stay awake at 11am. Ugh.
Anyway, onto lighter things...I haven't been too specific about the quantities in this recipe because really a frittata should just be thrown together with what veg you have available and some eggs. However, I do have one tip that I'm quite excited by so please read on!
THIS RECIPE IS FOR ONE OR TWO OR THREE DEPENDING ON HOW MANY EGGS YOU EAT
2 Japanese yams or sweet potatoes
1 tbsp coconut oil
2/3 spinach leaves
parmesan/goats cheese/nutritional yeast
salt & pepper to taste
Start by pre-heating the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Peel and then slice the yams/sweet potatoes into disks (1/2mm in thickness). Place them on a sheet try, sprinkle with half of the coconut oil, salt and pepper and bake for 15/20 mins or until you see browning at which point remove.
Put a skillet (one that can be put in the oven afterwards) on low heat with the remaining coconut oil and sauté the onions until translucent. Break all the eggs into a bowl, add salt, pepper and any other spices you desire and then stir (this is the tip). Do not beat the eggs but rather stir until the yolks break. What this does is create streaks of yellow in the white egg which 1. looks cool and 2. creates a varied texture in your frittata so it's not just this yellow homogenous sponge. Next pour the eggs into the skillet.
Next place the potato disks, spinach and a swirl of tomato puree on top of the egg mixture. If you eat cheese, this is the point to grate some over the top so it melts and crisps.
Lastly, place the skillet in the oven to finish cooking and brown the top. The amount of time this takes to cook depends on how long it has taken you to layer and also how cooked you like you eggs. I took mine out after less than 5 minutes as I like them runny!