Meatless Monday Recipe Roundup: Elegant Egg Dishes

Since I moved to California, I’ve become a little spoiled with the open-air grocery stores and Farmer’s Markets that are in no short supply! Fruits, veggies, and herbs that were freshly picked the same day? Yes, please!!!

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Shopping local for fresh ingredients reminds me so much of the European way of life, which is my opinion is “LIVE EVERY DAY!”

I particularly like simple French-inspired egg dishes such as quiches, that you can whip up in no time for friends and family. They can look very elegant, and are a perfectly balanced meal especially when paired with a salad of fresh greens!

Here are a few of my favorite meatless egg dishes in honor of Meatless Monday.

This Spicy Veggie Frittata is a Pinterest favorite, still scoring loads of views & repins every day!

Spicy Veggie Frittata | thewellnessscientist.com

 

Next is a Broccoli & Cheese Quiche. I make this one pretty often and always hope there are leftovers so I can steal some for breakfast too!

Vegetarian Broccoli Cheese Quiche

 

 

Next up is my Low-Fat Asparagus Quiche. I made this one a little lighter so you can try both varieties. You can add pretty much any veggies you like to these — hard to go wrong!

Reduced Fat Asparagus Quiche Recipe | thewellnessscientist.com

 

And finally, my new favorite, my Fingerling Potato and Kale Frittata! This one has delicious roasted potatoes & healthy greens. I think it looks so elegant, and it was so easy to make in this cast-iron skillet!

Fingerling Potato & Kale Fritatta | thewellnessscientist.com

 

 

SO TELL ME …

Do you have a favorite egg dish that you like to make for dinner? Is it a quiche, frittata, or something else?

 

Best Recipes on Pinterest – Our 10 Most Pinned Recipes

The Pinterest peeps have spoken!  I’ve been featuring an easy, healthy recipe every Monday for quite some time.  Here’s a list featuring the best of the best!

Our Top 10 Most Pinned Recipes from Pinterest

Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

This was the top recipe by a landslide! And Pinterest users loved that these can be make in your slow cooker or Crock Pot!

Spicy Veggie Frittata

Spicy Veggie Frittata

Spicy Veggie Frittata

This Spicy Veggie Frittata became a go-to for many users!  Easy to make any night of the week and a crowd pleaser!

Three Cheese Baked Ziti

Three-Cheese Baked Ziti

A very tasty Italian dish.  Great if you are having 6-10 people over for dinner and plan to serve buffet style.  The homemade marinara is well worth it!

organic roasted vegetables

Easy Peasy Roasted Vegetables

Easy Peasy Roasted Vegetables

As simple as it gets!  This works with almost any vegetable, so pick your favorite seasonal veggies & get roasting!

healthy quiche recipe

Broccoli cheese Quiche

Baby Broccoli and Parmesan Quiche

This is great for an easy dinner and if there is any left, it is also great warmed up for a protein-packed quick breakfast.  Great for potlucks!

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Sweet Potato Risotto

This recipe is courtesy of Whole Foods Market in Oakland!  Very tasty, and the herbs give it that richness that will add this to your list of go-to comfort foods!

Apple cranberry pie recipe - by Wellness Science

Apple cranberry pie recipe – by Wellness Science

Best Apple Cranberry Pie

I’ve watched my mother-in-law make her delicious apple pies for years now.  I like them a tiny bit on the sweet side, so I use Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples instead of loading them up with extra sugar.  The link also includes a recipe for a great pie crust!

veg-bolognese

Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese

This recipe is courtesy of the Food Network and the lovely Giada De Laurentiis.  I have made this meatless “bolognese” countless times.  The mushrooms & the mascarpone give it a rich savoriness that won’t leave you wanting for a thing (well, except maybe a piece of that Apple Cranberry Pie up there!)

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Apple Slices with Almond Butter

This isn’t a recipe per se, but it was a hit on Pinterest so I wanted to share this great little afternoon snack idea.  Go with a natural almond butter, like MaraNatha.  Again, I prefer a sweeter apple — like a Pink Lady or a Honeycrisp.  Try it on different apples and see which you like best!

Photo courtesy of www.southernliving.com

Photo courtesy of www.southernliving.com

Peanut Broccoli Stir-Fry

And… last but not least!  I found this on Southern Living Magazine’s website.  This is a great stir-fry!  If you are looking to make this even healthier, try a rice substitute like quinoa or barley.

How many of these have you tried?

Meatless Monday Recipe: Spicy Veggie Frittata

I cooked this amazing vegetable frittata last night for dinner, and was it delicious!  I couldn’t wait to have leftovers for lunch today!

This simple recipe will definitely become a favorite (and a HEALTHY favorite!!) for me.

Can I ask a favor?  If you like this recipe and decide to make it yourself, please let me know in the Facebook comments below!  I’ve had so many people Repin this on Pinterest, I’m dying to know how you liked it, if you added different ingredients, etc.  So LET ME KNOW!!  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup baby broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups Trader Joe’s Southern Greens Blend
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Directions:
Preheat broiler.  In a large oven-proof skillet, saute garlic in olive oil for about 1 1/2 minutes.  Add Trader Joe’s Southern Greens Blend and chopped baby broccoli.

Saute until tender (about 10-12 minutes)

In a large bowl, whisk eggs and RO*TEL tomatoes and diced green chilis until blended.  Stir in both cheeses and the oregano.

Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the skillet.  Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes (DO NOT STIR!!)

Remove from stovetop & place in the oven broiler (about 6 inches from broiler) for
3 to 5 minutes, until eggs are just set & frittata has started to brown/cheese has started bubbling.  Makes about 4 servings.

Serve & enjoy!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below & tell me how it turned out for you!  If you are throwing other veggies in there, let us know! 🙂

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