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Pepper & Feta Frittata

Claire Wright

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Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil

2 peppers, finely sliced

1 onion, finely sliced

100g frozen peas (or 1 bunch asparagus tips)

8 eggs

salt & pepper

50g feta or goat's cheese

handful of halved pitted green olives, optional

Veg Portions / Serving: 2

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Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright | addsomeveg.com

Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare peppers that the whole family will enjoy.

This pepper & feta frittata makes a really simple, quick breakfast, brunch or lunch, and is packed with peppers, more veggies, and of course, plenty of flavour.

Method:

Heat the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan set over low-medium heat. Fry the sliced peppers and onions until soft and just starting to go a bit golden (5-10 mins). Add the peas, if using. Get your grill heating up to medium-high heat. Beat the eggs with the salt & pepper and most of the parsley in a bowl, then pour over the veg and let it bubble and cook for a 2-3 mins, until the egg is cooked on the bottom but still runny on the top. Crumble over the feta or goat’s cheese and add the olives, if using. Place the frying pan under the grill, checking and turning a few times to ensure it cooks evenly, until slightly puffed up, golden and set. Allow to cool a little and serve warm or cold sprinkled with the extra parsley.

Engaging Kids

Engaging Kids

Kids who engage regularly with veg through veg-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, sensory experiences, growing and cooking are shown to be more likely to eat the veg they engage with. Encouraging kids to engage and play with veg is the handy first step to them developing a good relationship with veg and life-long healthy eating.

Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen

Show the kids how to carefully add the sliced veg to the pan, and how to crack eggs into a bowl (if some shell gets into the bowl, use a big piece of shell to carefully scoop it back out). Let them carefully cut the herbs with scissors and beat the eggs gently with a fork. Have them crumble the cheese over the frittata before you put it under the grill.

Activities

Activities

While getting kids to interact with veggies for real and using their senses to explore them is best, encouraging hands off activities like arts & crafts, puzzles & games or at-home science experiments can be a great start, particularly for those who are fussier eaters or struggle with anything too sensory. Use these veg-themed activities as a stepping stone to interacting with the veg themselves. We have loads of crafty downloads here, puzzles here, and quirky science with veg here.

Sensory

Sensory

Once you feel your child is ready to engage a little more, you can show them how to explore the veg you have on hand with their senses, coming up with playful silly descriptions of how a veg smells, feels, looks, sounds and perhaps even tastes. Find ideas, videos and some simple sensory education session ideas to get you started here.

Serving

Serving

The moments before food is offered can be a perfect opportunity for engagement that can help make it more likely a child will eat it! Giving children a sense of ownership in the meal can make a big difference to their feelings going into it and the pride they take in it. You know your child best, but if you aren’t sure where to start, we have some fun and simple ideas for easy roles you can give them in the serving process over here.

Claire Wright

Editor: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, then Editor, looking after Veg Power's website, content, recipes and social media platforms.

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