Raise your hand if mornings are so chaotic, you barely have time to grab a coffee and two Tic-Tacs before running out of the house to drop the kids off at school and head to work. Now raise your hand if you’re so ravenous by mid-morning, you count down the minutes to a time when it’s culturally appropriate to break for lunch. Don’t you wish you had a bite-sized breakfast item you could eat on the go?
Enter mini ham and cheese frittatas, made — like all of the best foods are — in a muffin tin.
Blogger Sara of Tastfulventure shares a recipe for these mini breakfast bites that promises to solve all of your early-morning meal needs. All you have to do is prep your muffin tin, toss in ham, cheese and eggs, and put it in the oven to bake. It takes just five minutes of prep time, 20 minutes of cook time and voila! If you make these ahead of time, you can just nuke as many as you need in the morning, grab ’em and go.
Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living, meanwhile, likes to use these mini frittatas as an opportunity to sneak some veggies into her morning meals. She suggests ingredients like bell peppers, steamed broccoli and mushrooms but, as she writes, “The base is made of eggs and the toppings are endless.”
The recipe over at Marilena’s Kitchen swaps out the Swiss cheese for Fontina and parmesan, and also incorporates shredded zucchini and fresh chives. Delish!
The only thing that could make all of this better? You know where I’m going with this. Check out this recipe from Erica Dinho of My Colombian Recipes, which incorporates bacon. Crispy, crumbly, glorious bacon.
Worried your breakfast is way too decadent? These babies are low in carbs and high in protein, making them just as nutritious as they are delicious.
And if you’re one of those parents (::coughcough:: me ::coughcough::) who throws a string cheese at her child as they head out the door, they’re serving double duty.