There’s nothing like an easy, nutritious breakfast! You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It jump starts your metabolism and gives your brain energy to process whatever you throw at it until lunch time. This meal is particularly important for kids, as studies have found that breakfast increases a child’s ability to focus throughout the morning. If they can focus better, they can learn better, and learning is what being a kid is all about — whether that be learning in school or learning a fun new skill like riding a bike. These mini frittate (Italian plural of frittata) are perfect for your family because they are packed with protein and veggies, but are so easy for you to pop out of the fridge, into the microwave, and then onto a plate in the morning! If your kids hate mushrooms, try my Breakfast Burrito Muffins, which are exactly what they sound like – a breakfast burrito in muffin shape!
It’s the summer right now, which makes it the perfect time for trying out new breakfasts. If you don’t have kids yet, these are great still, because you’ll be able to eat breakfast for a week off of 1 batch! I like to make these during the school year so I have a super quick breakfast and can scoot out the door fast. In the summer, on the other hand, I like to eat them for dinner! That’s my plan for tomorrow, as you probably saw in this week’s Menu Plan Monday post and it’s safe to say that I’m pretty excited about that!
Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, making these ahead and either freezing or refrigerating them for later is a brilliant idea. I usually prefer them warmed for about 30 seconds to a minute in the microwave, especially at breakfast. There’s just something magical about a nice warm breakfast!