Your body is working hard during pregnancy. Vitamin D is a powerful nutrient that helps support it by performing several important functions for you and your baby's health. It helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus which build your baby's bones and teeth, and boosts your immune system too.
Frittata is a simple and convenient “go-to” dish that can easily become a regular part of a nourishing pregnancy diet. Aside from Vitamin D, it also contains 18 other nutrients like DHA rich Omega-3 fatty acids that support your baby's brain and muscle development.
Prep Time: 17 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 59 minutes
1. Melt one tablespoon of the butter in a large nonstick grill pan or skillet over a low heat.
2. Add the onion, bell pepper, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the black pepper. Cook for about three to four minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender but still crisp.
3. Add the ham and stir it in. Cook for one minute, or until the ham has been thoroughly cooked through, and then transfer the mixture to a plate. Keep your pan handy as you will need this again shortly.
4. Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a medium-size bowl and the whites in a large bowl. Whisk the yolks with the water and remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
5. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer, until they form stiff peaks. Using a metal spoon, fold the yolks into the whites. Folding means combining the two gently with light sweeping strokes. The aim is to keep air in the mixture which will make your frittata light and fluffy.
6. Now get your grill pan or skillet and melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in it over a low heat. Pour in the egg mixture and spread it out evenly with a rubber spatula. Scatter the ham mixture over the eggs. If you are using cheese, scatter this over as well. Cover the pan with a lid, and, keeping it on a gentle heat, cook until the eggs are set all the way through. This should take about 25 to 30 minutes.
7. Carefully slide the frittata onto a plate. The sooner you serve it the better as the frittata will start to 'deflate' after about five minutes.
Tip: Once mastered, you can easily mix it up by experimenting with different ingredients for variety.