Mini Frittatas are perfect for breakfast on-the-go. Make these ahead of time and reheat at breakfast time. Fast, easy, and delicious!
Mini egg frittatas filled with bell peppers, ham and cheese.
I have gone a bit overboard with all these sweets, and at the rate I’ve been going I probably should have run the full marathon and really burned some calories. However, since I didn’t do a whole lot of training, a half was more than enough!
The trail was on an old railroad. The track has been removed and a beautiful trail is left in its place. It was a downhill marathon 🙂 Now don’t go thinking that the run was easy! Not at all.
I really don’t know if I would have known that it was downhill. It was very gradual.
However, the part that hurts the worst on me are my quads (downhill muscles!) Every time I go down the steps in my house, my legs are screaming!
We had to travel about 350 miles to the race. That meant spending the night in a hotel so we could rise bright and early to make the shuttle bus to the start. Figuring out what to eat before any race is always challenging, but when you aren’t at home it is extra challenging.
I made mini frittatas, or egg muffins at home and took them with us. On the morning of the race, we warmed them up in the microwave and ate them up. They were delicious and gave us the fuel we needed for the race!
To Make Frittatas ahead of time
- Cook as directed
- Allow frittata muffins to fully cool
- Place in a storage container
- Place in refrigerator
- When ready to use, place desired number of frittatas on a microwave safe dish
- Place in microwave for 45-60 seconds
We had a group of six that ran the race. Four ran the full marathon and my friend and I ran the half. I was totally impressed with everyone, especially Carol! She is 70 years old and just started running a few years ago.
She has completed several half marathons and full marathons.
Last year she ran the Boston Marathon! She is amazing and truly inspiring. She finished first in her age division! Way to go! 🙂
If these frittatas can fuel me for a half marathon, I think they will really energize me for the daily “marathons” I do at school everyday. These will be perfect for a quick breakfast and will help me keep up with the kids at school and my own kids too!
Some options for adding to your frittata include:
- Chopped ham
- Cheese – cheddar, swiss, pepper jack, gouda
- Chopped bell peppers
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Sauteed onions
- Chopped spinach
- Cooked sausage
- Chopped tomatoes
- Cooked shredded potatoes
Other Healthy Recipes to Start the Day
- Fruit and Veggie Smoothie
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
- Quinoa Banana Bread
- Maple Pecan Granola
- Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
- 12 whole eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup grated cheese cheddar or a blend of cheeses
- 1/2 cup ham finely diced
- 1 whole red bell pepper finely diced
- In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
- Generously spray 12 muffin tins with a nonstick spray
- Pour egg mixture into tin, filling each one 3/4 of the way full
- Distribute cheese, ham and peppers into each spot.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool slightly and then remove from tins. Frittatas will deflate as they cool.
Use your favorite toppings. Some other ideas include sauteed mushrooms, spinach, cooked grated potatoes, sausage.
To reheat, place on a microwave safe plate and heat for 15-20 seconds until heated through.