Suddenly it's May -- did it sneak up on you like it did us? Team TRANSFORM has been busy this season, and you can check out what we're up to in our spring newsletter!
We also know that Mother's Day is coming up quickly (this Sunday, May 14th), and we encourage you to celebrate the ladies in your life who have raised and shaped you and your friends and family. To help you out, we're sharing our favorite brunch recipe: a quick, easy, and good-for-you salmon frittata! Whether you've been planning your Mothers' Day meal for weeks or are only just now remembering the occasion, we are confident this dish will impress even the choosiest of eaters.
Salmon is favorite ingredient in the TRANSFORM kitchen because it is full of key health-promoting nutrients:
- Salmon is a great source of vitamin B12, which has benefits for mood; energy level; and heart, skin, and digestive health. It is also an essential vitamin for fighting adrenal fatigue, regulating metabolic functions--including enzyme production and hormone balance--and maintaining the nervous system.
- Salmon is a key food source of vitamin D. Many of us sit inside in front of our computer screens every single day, which means we might not synthesize enough vitamin D from sun exposure. Vitamin D is important for immunity and mood.
- Protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids are in abundance in salmon. Protein in particular helps promote weight loss and muscle gain, and you'll get 34 grams in just 6 oz. of salmon -- along with 90% of your daily vitamin B12 and over 1800 IU of vitamin D!
If you aren't a salmon lover, start small with our salmon frittata -- you'll also be getting great nutrients from some of our other favorite foods!
18 eggs, divided: 18 whites & 4 yolks
8-10 oz. smoked salmon
Portobello mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
1 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon dill, fresh or dried
3 basil leaves, fresh
6 oz. goat cheese
1⁄4 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites and yolks until smooth. Chop salmon and add to egg mixture. Add mushrooms, spinach, and seasonings. Spray an 8x8 glass casserole dish with olive oil. Pour egg mixture into dish and sprinkle evenly with goat cheese. Pour 1⁄4 cup water over the dish to steam the eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool and cut into 6-8 pieces.
For a single serving, drizzle olive oil in a pan and saute together 4 oz. protein of choice, 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh veggies, a handful of spinach, salt, pepper, and seasonings. Combine 4 egg whites and 1 egg yolk and pour over veggie mixture. Top with 2 oz. goat cheese and 1 tablespoon water, cover, and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
Your biggest fans in health and wellness,
Angela and Team TRANSFORM