Mushroom Chard Frittata

Frittatas make a delicious and simple weeknight meal. Once you master the basic technique, you can substitute almost any seasonal vegetables as the filling. Serve with whole grain rolls or brown rice to round out the meal. This recipe comes to us from Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes.

Food for Thought: Although we call mushrooms vegetables, they’re really a fungus! Did you know that we eat lots of healthy fungi, like mushrooms, yeast and the kind of mold used to make cheese?

Adult: Preheat the broiler.

Together: Chop mushrooms and chard.

Kid: Crack eggs into a medium bowl and separate the four egg whites.

Adult: Heat the olive oil in the ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

Together: Add the mushrooms until soft and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Add the chard and cook until limp and still bright, about 4 minutes, then reduce heat to medium.

Kid: In medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, eggs, salt, and pepper.

Together: Pour into the pan, making sure the mixture covers the pan completely. Sprinkle the chives and green onions around the top and gently pat them into the egg mixture. Cover and cook until almost set, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Kid: Sprinkle the cheese all over the top

Adult: Transfer to the oven and broil 3 minutes or until the egg is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for minute, then cut into wedges and serve.

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