Saturday, December 20, 2014

Healthier Quiche

Healthier Quiche
(This quiche is a fun, healthy and delicious way to celebrate the holidays. It can be made for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner. I make it about once a month, because it is inexpensive and a family favorite!)


12-16 eggs, scrambled

1 cup cheese, shredded (I used a blend or cheddar and mozzarella)

1 box wheat thins + 1 cup sun chips, crushed (or bag corn chips, ritz crackers, pita chips, or I’ve even used a sleeve of graham crackers to add a little sweet) You want enough to cover a 9 x 13 inch pan for the crust and a box of wheat thins isn’t quite enough to cover that size pan, so I always add a little bit of whatever I happen to have on hand.

2 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted

1 each green and red pepper, chopped

Frozen bag, steamed broccoli chopped, or fresh

Apple cored, skinned, and cubed

Optional: Seasonings (ex: red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, parsley, etc.)

Directions:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  After you crush the crackers in the bag they came in with either a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin.  Spray a glass casserole dish with coconut oil or olive oil and then pour the crumbs in the pan.  Stir in the melted coconut oil or butter and stir to coat the crumbs as much as possible.  Then press the crumbs down with a spoon to flatten as a crust. 

 Add the chopped veggies evenly.  

Then sprinkle with cheese.  

Pour the scrambled eggs evenly over the veggies and crust, it will soak into the bottom and you won’t see much of the eggs at this point, don’t worry they will fluff up as they cook.  You can add any seasonings you desire.  Bake for about 40-45 mins or until the crust and top of eggs are a golden brown, to check that the eggs are fully cooked insert a knife in the center and if it comes out clean then they are done.  Let cool before cutting, to allow the eggs to firm up.  Makes 8 servings / large slices. I add a little sea salt and black pepper just before serving, my hubby likes his with ketchup.

*Nutrition Facts: Cals. 175   Fat 9.5g   Carbs. 6g   Protein 10g   Fiber 4g
*The nutrition facts can vary depending on what you put in the quiche.

Here are a few ideas for different options / combinations to make...

Mexican: corn chip crust with red, green and orange peppers, grape tomatoes, black beans, red pepper flakes and pepper jack cheese.

Italian: tomatoes, spinach, mushroom, basil, oregano and mozzarella cheese with a  tomato basil wheat thins crust.
Sweet and Savory: Turkey breakfast sausage, apple, green pepper, parsley and cheddar cheese with a ritz and graham cracker crust.

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