Eggs are one of those things that are great for breakfast because they fill you up. Since they are a weekend thing for many of us due to time, having them during the week somehow makes them seem special. Like I said though, who has time to make eggs for breakfast during the week?!
I figured out a pretty cool solution to this problem. Mini frittatas. OK, you can call them egg muffins if you prefer. You can make a bunch of these all at once and keep them in the fridge. Since they are in muffin liners, you can toss a few in your lunchbox or carry them with you in the car on your way to work.
Salmon Dill Mini Frittatas
- 4 oz wild caught salmon filet
- 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
- 4 cups (85g) baby spinach
- 8 large eggs
- 1 tsp dried dill
Heat a pan over medium heat and add the salmon filet. Cook the salmon for about 5 minutes, and break it apart gently into flakes as it cooks. After the salmon is mostly done, add the mushrooms and spinach and saute until the spinach is wilted and the mushrooms are mushy. 😉
Remove from heat and set aside for a minute. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with silicone liners or spray with non-stick spray. Beat the eggs in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the dill and the mushroom spinach mixture and stir to combine.
Divide evenly into 12 muffin cups. I used about 1/4 cup per muffin and filled them almost all the way to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until cooked thoroughly. Remove from oven.
Makes 12 mini frittatas at approximately 63 calories per frittata – 6g protein, <1g carbs, and 4g fat.
You can really have fun with these frittatas and mix things up with different flavors. I spread mine with a little cream cheese to have the salmon, cream cheese, dill flavor. You can also use sausage, bacon or chicken for the protein. Add cheese, top with salsa, use a different spice. I bet using cinnamon and bacon topped with peanut butter would be awesome! Just sayin. 😉
These reheat well and are easy to take with you on the run for breakfast. Let me know what flavor you come up with.