I’m always looking for easy, quick dinnertime options that my kids will love, that I can whip up in minutes and that call for simple ingredients that I always have laying around. Even better is a versatile recipe (like these easy weeknight dinner ideas) that you can substitute various ingredients in if you don’t have everything. That’s where my pasta, ham and veggie frittata comes to the rescue!
It’s interesting… only 37% of Canadians plan meals in advance (ok, admittedly I’m kind of in this group), and as a result, only about 58% of Canadians reported that they always or very often prepare healthy meals for their family.
For me, as long as I have a list of go-to nutritious dinner options that I feel comfortable cooking, I don’t find that I have to plan every meal down to a T.
Anyone with me?
To make things easier on myself, I try to always have some staples around the house like fresh and frozen fruits and veggies, milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, lean meats and alternatives, lentils, oats, whole grain bread and cereal and nuts are always plentiful in our house. This almost guarantees that we can prepare a healthy, balanced meal – even during the witching hour (aka supper).
This easy mealtime frittata uses ingredients you already have on hand!
Without a doubt, I always have at least 2 cartons of eggs in my fridge. We eat them daily, whether it’s scrambled eggs for breakfast, hardboiled eggs as a snack, eggs used in baking, or an easy suppertime option. This veggie frittata recipe is a go-to that I always know I can make in a pinch, whether we’re in a rush to activities or just exhausted from the day and in need of a comforting meal.
My favourite skillet to use, by far, is this one (did you know that cast-iron skillets can increase the amount of iron in your foods?).