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A Vegetarian Recipe Just for Mom

Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day is essential. There really is nothing quite like playing the role of a mother, and they deserve the upmost respect and appreciation for doing what they do! This year I’m planning a special outing with Mama-Blogitarian, but I can’t spoil the surprise because I know she is reading this. 😉

Whether you’re taking Mom on an outing this year or buying her an eco-friendly gift, starting the day off with a homemade vegetarian breakfast is the perfect beginning to a lovely day together. This year I’m making our Savory Breakfast Frittata and carrot muffins for Mom to bring home with her at the end of the day. Hope she likes them!

Savory Breakfast Frittata


  • 1/2 pkg Smart Tenders Savory Chick’n
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup asparagus, cut into 1 ½ in strips
  • ½ cup red pepper, cut into 1 ½ in strips
  •  ½ yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 eggs (for a vegan alternative try The Vegg – I just tested it and it’s fantastic)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons fat free half and half (I used soy milk)
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened, in small pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper


In oven proof, 10-inch, non-stick skillet place olive oil. Add Smart Tenders. Cook over medium heat until lightly browned, (2 to 3 minutes); turn over, continue cooking until lightly browned (1 to 2 minutes). Remove from pan, shred, and set aside.

In same pan, add asparagus, peppers, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften slightly (3 to 4 minutes).

Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl place eggs, egg whites, half and half and cream cheese. And salt and pepper. Using a wire whisk, stir the eggs until mixture is slightly fluffy (mixture is lumpy). Pour over vegetables in pan and add shredded Smart Tenders.

Continue cooking, over medium heat, 2 minutes; lift edges slightly to allow eggs to flow under. Continue cooking 2 minutes. Repeat lifting edges to allow eggs to flow under. Cook additional 2 minutes or until bottom is light brown.

To finish cooking top of eggs, place pan under low heat broiler. Broil 30 seconds to 1 minute or until frittata is puffy and light brown.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.



What are you doing to celebrate Mom? Are you making her a vegetarian dinner instead? Share your Mother’s Day recipes with us on Facebook and I’ll recreate it to share here on the Blogitarian!


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Lightlife's resident blogger and veggie enthusiast, Rachael, gives you an insight into the vegetarian world as well as a peek at what’s new in Turners Falls.


One thought on “A Vegetarian Recipe Just for Mom

  1. Haha. I thought I would find out the surprise. Guess I’ll have to wait. 🙂

    Posted by Mama B | May 12, 2012, 8:15 am

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