Mini Spinach Frittatas for My Mini-Me

A few months ago I posted a mini meatball recipe that I make and freeze for Lucas.  These meatballs are great for a quick lunch or dinner, plus they’re a great way to sneak in some veggies!

As I was making Lucas scrambled eggs a few mornings ago I was wishing there was a simpler way to get breakfast ready for him.  One that resulted in less dishes to wash would be awesome too!  Then I remembered a Rachael Ray episode I saw a while ago where she used a mini muffin tin to make a bunch of different things (none of which were muffins).  I also remembered seeing a bunch of pins on Pinterest that had to do with making egg muffins and freezing them.  Since D hates eggs I never gave them much thought but now it seems like such a brilliant idea.

And so my Mini Frittata recipe was created!

Mini Spinach Frittata Recipe

Ingredients:

6 large eggs

4 TBSP milk

Handful of spinach, shredded

1/4 cup cheddar cheese

1/8 tsp garlic powder

Pinch of salt

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Spray your mini muffin tin with cooking spray or butter

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk

Add in the spinach, cheese, garlic powder and salt and stir to combine

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Add 1 TBSP of the mixture to each of the muffin cups

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Bake for 13 minutes and then remove the eggs from the pan immediately to cool.  They will deflate as they cool.

Arrange on a baking sheet and freeze for about 2 hours and then transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.

When it’s time to eat, just pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds and they’re ready to go.

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Honestly, I was kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner.  Lucas LOVES them and he’s getting a veggie in with breakfast.  Plus, they make the mornings that much easier!  I think I’m on a mission to come up with even more freezer meals for Lucas – anything that saves me a few minutes in the kitchen adds a few minutes to playtime with the little guy!

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It seems like just yesterday this was taken:

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And now we’re taking pictures like this:

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The highchair was one of the first baby gifts we received.  It sat in a box in our dining room for at least nine months.  A few weeks ago I noticed how well Lucas was sitting in the Bumbo and he was even starting to “tripod sit” unassisted.  I decided it was time to build the highchair and start eating family dinners at the dining room table.  Up until that point we had be eating in the living room with Lucas in whatever play activity would keep him happy (Exersaucer, Bouncy seat, Swing, Bumbo and even Mommy’s lap from time to time!).

After a few nights at the table with us and lots of staring at our plates and reaching for our food, I decided it was time to give Lucas a taste of solids.  I was all about Baby Led Weaning and put some of my sweet potato on his tray at dinner one night.  He seemed to like it but got frustrated that he couldn’t quite get enough of it into his mouth.  We also had a gagging incident that really scared me (even though I know it’s fine and a normal part of BLW).

I re-thought the BLW decision (ya gotta do what’s best for your family, remember) and decided to try some purees and even cereal just to get him used to swallowing something other than breastmilk.  It went so much better! Want to see how Lucas did? Check out the video below (but be warned it did get a bit messy!)

Don’t have time to watch the video.  That’s okay – I’ll just subject you to his adorable, food-eating cuteness in pictures!

Is that face adorable or what!

It seems like my little boy is growing up so darn fast and I just need time to stop. We even bought him his first sippy cup and gave him a bit of “mommy milk” in it.  Why didn’t someone warn me about how fast time flew with a little baby?!

How was your weekend?  Did you try anything new for the first time? Or did you do something that you love and always enjoy?