Thursday, September 18, 2014

Magic Mike Frittata - Mostly Paleo..

Folks, this recipe started with the most innocent of beginnings. We are nearing the end of our groceries and I was scrounging around to see what I could make for dinner. This family expects dinner every night - crazy, I know. I had one glorious butternut squash and  I started searching on Pinterest, looking for some tasty inspiration. I wasn't sure what I was going to make yet, but I knew it started with a oven roasted butternut..

magic mike - all things belle - paleo fritatta

And I guess my picture on Instagram.. Looked suggestive..

I started thinking that healthy food can be sexy! Eating right doesn't mean a life of cardboard for dinner, it can be hot and yummy. And you'll find that once you are eating right and exercising, that area of your life will actually improve. It's awesome to be able to eat a delicious dinner and not feel bloated for the next two hours.

This frittata is probably only semi- Paleo. Is chorizo Paleo? I don't know.. Is cheese Paleo? Nope, but it is a very small amount and can easily be left out. This is a very spicy meal and your kiddos will probably want a 44oz water to go with it.. you may want to make them something different for dinner.
magic mike - all things belle - paleo fritatta

Magic Mike Frittata
1 butternut squash
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 lb of chorizo sausage
1 white onion, chopped
4 cups of baby spinach
7 large eggs, whisked
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 avocado, sliced
2 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds

1.) Preheat oven to 350. Slice butternut in half and scoop out seeds. Foil a cookie sheet and spread the coconut oil around. Lay the squash down and bake for 1 hour.

2.) Let squash cool, peel and chop into large chunks. Place 3 cups of cubed squash into a 9" pie dish, any remaining squash can be used for another recipe.

3.) Raise the oven temperature to 400.

4.) In a large saucepan, brown the chorizo and drain excess fat - there will be a ton! Toss in the chopped onion and spinach. Cook until the spinach is nice and wilted, then gently add to the butternut squash in the pie pan. Add whisked eggs to batter.

5.) Sprinkle cheese on top of frittata batter (or leave out if you are dairy-free). Top cheese with a circle of avocado slices and toasted pumpkin seeds.

6.) Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggs have set.

magic mike - all things belle - paleo fritatta

Enjoy! Your dinner will be delicious and leave you feeling satisfied..

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