Eating a good breakfast in the morning can set you up for success all day. It can change the way you eat the rest of the day, jump-start your energy levels, keep your hormones balanced, and shift your calorie load earlier in the day when your metabolism is still going strong instead of a large meal later.
A great start to the day involves whole grains, lots of protein, and fresh food. A great source of protein and iron, eggs can help give you a boost in the morning and are just the fuel your body needs. They are also packed full of choline, which can help a baby’s brain develop in the early days. The broccoli in this recipe has folate and fiber, two more nutrients good for keeping you healthy and ready for conception.
Red and Green Frittata
6 cups bite-size broccoli florets
8 large eggs
¼ cup milk
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch thick slices
1 cup grated white cheddar or fontina cheese, divided
4 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
Boil a large pot of water, adding the broccoli and cooking until just tender, or about three minutes. Drain the broccoli. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until mixed well. Stir the broccoli into your mixture, and add the red pepper, ¾ cup of the cheddar, and 3 Tablespoons of the parmesan cheese.
Now, heat oil in a 12-inch ovenproof, nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into your pan, reducing the heat slightly. Keep over the heat for about 3 minutes to set the bottom of the dish. Now, cover the top with the rest of your cheddar and parmesan. Place the pan into your oven at 350 degrees, baking for about 15 minutes. The frittata should be set in the middle and slightly puffy. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, then use a spatula around the edges to transfer onto a plate for serving. Can feed 6 to 8 people.
So along with a tasty pie or another holiday treat, make sure you’re getting enough nutrition with a healthy breakfast like this! For more ideas on how to help you improve fertility or to get the support you need to conceive, please contact us anytime at 717-747-3099 or click on the button below. Or if you’d like to learn more about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our free webinar here.
Dr. Melanie Ochalski