Easy Spring Vegetable Frittata

One of my most recent breakfast favorites has been a hearty frittata, cooked for only a few minutes on the stovetop. More often than not, I crave savory foods for breakfast, so my go-tos are always avocado toast, eggs over easy with a vegetable hash, or this super simple frittata. The recipe is fail-proof and easy to make any way you like, but today I'm sharing a recipe that includes a few delicious veggies that are currently in season. You could substitute for almost any vegetables you like - or add meat - but the same basic recipe is the same. If you enjoy hearty, yet simple breakfast, I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Easy Spring Vegetable Breakfast Frittata

I never know how to describe how many servings a recipe makes, because honestly this could feed one hungry person, or two people. Or, you could eat half and save the other half for the next day! This keeps very well in the fridge, and is easily heated up in the microwave.

Spring Vegetable Frittata Recipe
15-20 minutes
serves 1-2

You will need:
A medium non-stick skillet with a lid
Spatula
Cutting board & knife
Bowl & whisk

Ingredients:
3-4 eggs
2 TBSP butter or cooking oil of choice
4-5 stalks fresh asparagus
3 whole white button mushrooms
1 shallot
salt & pepper to taste
fresh chives for garnish (optional)

Directions:
1. Wash all vegetables and herbs thoroughly before beginning!
2. Finely chop the shallot and remove stem from mushrooms and thinly slice.
3. Bend asparagus slightly toward the end of the stalk until it breaks, then cut each stalk into 1 inch pieces.
4. Add butter or the cooking oil of your choice to the skillet, and put it on the stove over medium heat
5. Let the butter melt or the oil heat up, and then add the asparagus and shallot. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are semi-soft.
6. Once asparagus has softened, add the mushrooms.
7. Meanwhile, beat 3-4 eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Once vegetables are cooked, pour the eggs into the skillet and make sure they are evenly distributed over top of the vegetables.
8. Turn the heat down to low (almost the lowest setting) and put the lid on the skillet. Let the frittata cook until cooked through - about 15 minutes - egg white should be opaque, yolk should have no visible liquid. Cooking the frittata this way over low heat and covered ensures that it cooks the whole way through but doesn't burn on the bottom.
9. Cut into 4ths and serve. Wrap any leftovers in foil and store in the fridge.

Easy Spring Vegetable Breakfast Frittata

This breakfast is so fast and simple, and can be made with any ingredients you have on hand. I've even put leftover taco meat inside, along with a chopped bell pepper and onion, and topped with cheese - it was really good! It's a great way to use up vegetables in the fridge and get in a serving of vegetables in the morning. Ezra loves these combinations as well! This is a great recipe to share with your toddler.

If you're not a fan of asparagus, or just want a different filling to try, three of my favorite combinations are:

1. Yellow onion, green bell pepper, and mushroom

2. Broccoli, green onion and mushroom

3. Brussels sprouts, sausage and potato

Easy Spring Vegetable Breakfast Frittata



3 Alternative Easter Traditions To Start With Your Kids

I can't be the only person hesitant to put together an Easter basket for my 2 year old. Somewhere in the midst of packing up and moving 3 times in 6 months, I realized that I might lose my mind if we accumulate one more "toy" in the name of ceremony. Call me a "mean mom", but there's nothing magical about watching my son tear apart a basket of dollar-store items - or better yet, expensive items - only to forget about them 2 seconds later and go back to playing with a pack of highlighters he found on my bedside table. I know it looks great on social media (doesn't everything these days?) coordinating baskets and all, but I cannot be the only parent who just doesn't see a reason to give gifts for every single holiday year-round. He's got enough stuff he doesn't need...someone back me up on this?

I understand the tradition, and whether you're religious or not, I don't see anything wrong with it as a whole. In fact, my sister and I were raised in a Christian household, and we always received an Easter basket growing up. Easter morning consisted of finding our hidden baskets, followed by a trip to church, it was just what we expected. But now as a parent myself, I realized that I would rather fill the place of the Easter basket with a tradition more meaningful. As a Christian, it's important to us to teach Ezra why we celebrate Easter - it's OK to have fun with it, but for my own sanity, I think I'm going to leave out the gifts. If you're like me and you want to do the same, here are 3 easy ideas for something ELSE to do to celebrate Easter.


The Easter Story Egg - this is the one we've chosen for our family, and I was so excited to find this on Amazon during my search. Similar to the Resurrection Eggs, each nesting egg has a design painted on it that corresponds with a specific part of the biblical Easter story. As you open each nesting egg, you can read along with the Easter Story book (or read straight from the Bible). For Ezra, I think we are going to incorporate this nesting egg into an egg hunt. We are going to hide plastic eggs around the house along with the big wooden egg. Finding it will be part of the fun, and then once he finds it, we can go right into the Easter story!

Easter Story Egg Everyday Kate Blog

Resurrection Egg Hunt - Hide eggs around your home or yard that contain the elements of Resurrection Eggs. Once they find them all, take turns opening them and go through the story. As the years go on and the kids learn the story, give them each a chance to tell part of it as they open the eggs. Here's a fun set I found on Amazon!
Resurrection Eggs Amazon | Everyday Kate Blog


If you aren't religious, another fun option is to put together an Easter tree, similar to a Christmas Tree. This blog has instructions for how to make your own. You could put one ornament on each day of April leading up to Easter. You could treat it similar to an "advent" calendar - each day the kids could put an ornament on, and maybe have one task to do that day, whether it be an act of kindness, serving another person or just an encouraging word for the day. You don't need to wait until November to be thankful! 😉

There is still time to purchase or put together any of the above, or come up with your own! Are you and your family going the Easter basket route, or trying something different?

3 Alternative Easter Traditions To Start With Your Kids | Everyday Kate Blog

Amazon Finds: 9 Christian Books For Kids & Toddlers

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I was browsing Amazon the other day for some Christian-based books to buy for Ezra, and during my search I came across quite a few that caught my eye. As you probably know if you follow me regularly, our Christian faith is very important to us, which is why I was really scouring hard to find some Easter books that don't have a bunny as the main character. Of course all of the bunnies and springtime elements of Easter are fun to incorporate into every celebration, but as a Christian the holiday means so, so much more. I always hope and pray that Jack and I's faith can be an example for Ezra (and our children after him), and that he too can believe and trust in Christ. As his parents, we have the privilege and opportunity to point him in the right direction, even as a toddler.

I haven't purchased all of these books, but after looking through the listing, reading reviews, and hearing word-of-mouth recommendations for several of these books, I wanted to compile a list for those of you who are also trying to incorporate more faith-based books into your toddler or child's library. A fun bonus: some of these are perfect for Easter!


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Will you be picking up any of these books for your child?


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