This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a healthy brunch. Whip up this butternut squash, kale and leek frittata, and she’ll be asking for seconds!
Recipe and photos by Stephanie Nosan Beer
I love a good brunch and any excuse to eat eggs (I’m definitely a breakfast-for-dinner gal). This Mother’s Day I’ll be whipping up a delicious and healthy frittata to celebrate all the incredible moms in my life. There’s no better way to show your mom a little extra love than preparing a meal for her on their special day. A frittata is an easy and savory way to lighten up brunch, which can sometimes be a heavy and indulgent meal filled with lots of sweets. Serve with a side of berries, coffee and fresh flowers!
Butternut Squash, Kale and Leek Frittata
1/4 cup chopped leeks
1 cup kale de-stemmed and chopped
1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place cubed butternut squash on a cooking tray with some oil, salt and pepper for about 40 minutes, mixing periodically, until squash is tender and caramelized. (This can also be done prior to the rest of the recipe if you want to save time.)
- Heat a cast iron skillet with about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to medium heat on the stovetop.
- Add the chopped leeks to the skillet and mix until the leeks start to caramelize (about 10 minutes).
- Add kale into skillet and mix thoroughly until kale starts to get cooked and crispy.
- Add roasted squash to skillet and mix.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, almond milk and salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour egg mixture over veggie mixture in your skillet, and mix so veggies spread evenly throughout the skillet.
- Place cast iron skillet in preheated oven for about 20 minutes; you’ll know it’s done when the eggs are firm to the touch but not starting to brown.
- Cool slightly and serve.
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Stephanie Nosan Beer is the owner and founder of Steph’s Guide to Good, an online website dedicated to health and wellness. Stephanie is also a certified health coach, helping others meet their goals through one-on-one coaching and group workshops. She believes there is no single healthy diet that works for everyone, and that developing good eating habits is a personal journey centered around eating whole and unprocessed foods. Follow her on Instagram at @stephsguidetogood for healthy and simple recipes, wellness tips and lifestyle suggestions and visit her website stephsguidetogood.com for recipes and more information on health coaching services.