Wow, today is the last day of 2019! I can’t believe how fast this year flew by. I must say, it was a wonderful year for me personally and I’m so looking forward to see what 2020 will offer.
2019 was filled with some big moments: I started a new job, we took big trips, and Mitch & I got married! Looking back at 2019, the year was filled with lots of wedding planning so there was always a big goal or “destination” to reach. I have to admit, I was (and still kinda am!) sad when the wedding was over. I’ve heard many people express their feelings of relief once a wedding has passed, but I have to say that I enjoyed every moment of it and it was not stressful for me at all. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I work in the wedding industry… That could be it.
Now, with a new year upon us, I can’t help but reflect on this past year and look forward to making new memories and reaching new goals in the new year. Mitch and I sat down last night to discuss our 2020 goals. I prefer to call them goals instead of resolutions. I won’t share each and every goal we discussed, but a big one for us is to be more budget-conscientious and to continue our healthy living habits.
I know many people are already planning their healthy eating & fitness regimen for January consisting of no booze, no carbs, no sugars, working out 5 days a week, etc. While all of this is great and I commend everyone who wants to start the new year with a new attitude on diet & fitness, we can still eat healthy without feeling limited. January is a great month to click the restart button, but once those 31 days are up, there are still ways to be healthy without having to eat the same grilled chicken and asparagus meal every day.
I love this smoked salmon and goat cheese frittata recipe because it’s light and so flavorful. The recipe is gluten free and can easily be made dairy free with a couple substitutions. Frittatas are so easy to prepare as you only need a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes worth of cooking time.
For this recipe you will need:
2 Tbsp avocado oil
12 large organice eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 package smoked salmon, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup arugula
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
Sprinkle of salt & pepper
- Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
- While the oven preheats, beat the 12 eggs in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the heavy cream, salmon, arugula, goat cheese and salt & pepper to the eggs. Gently combine everything together with a whisk.
- Using a cast iron skillet, heat the 2 Tbsp avocado oil over medium heat.
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cook the frittata on the stove top for 2 minutes before transferring to the oven. *This is important as it will help the frittata set into the pan.*
- Bake the frittata in the oven for 25-30 minutes until it is completely set in the center.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before consuming.
You can serve it right from the cast iron pan which looks so cool and rustic! I hope you love this recipe as much as we did and remember, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Don’t be intimidated to drastically change your eating habits because we’re entering a new year.
Happy New Year!!