Preheat the oven (400°F). Place 6 cups of chopped vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli slaw, and mushrooms, or tomatoes, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, and bell peppers) in a greased dish. Separately whisk 9 eggs, 1 cup egg whites, and seasoning (1/2 cup salsa or herbs, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast). Pour this on the veggies. Bake for 50 mins or till the top is browned.
It is Monday morning, and chances are, your breakfast was an afterthought, thrown together as you were running out the door, lamenting the end of the weekend, and hoping Monday morning traffic wouldn’t be too bad. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had had a balanced, filling breakfast ready to heat up and enjoy every day of the week, and didn’t have to think twice about it in the morning?
Arguably, breakfast is the most critical time to get a balance of macro-nutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates), yet so many of our go-to breakfast foods are sugar-laden and carbohydrate-heavy (think pancakes, bagels, toast, cereal, Pop-tarts, even sweetened oatmeal and fruit).
For most people, this type of breakfast feels energizing for about 30 minutes, and then causes a major crash (or major hunger pangs) shortly thereafter. For people who enjoy and are tolerant of eggs, they can be a great solution.
Why Eggs Are Good For Breakfast
Eggs provide a nice balance of protein and fat, as well as many micronutrients (like choline). If you would like to eat eggs, but find it difficult to make time to cook them each morning, today’s recipe offers a perfect solution for you. I frequently make this Crustless Quiche on Sundays and enjoy it every morning throughout the week.
I often top it with some avocado and nutritional yeast, and pair it with some cherry tomatoes or a piece of fruit. It is balanced, healthy, and easy to make. I hope you enjoy it!
Crustless Quiche Recipe
Ingredients (6 servings)
- 9 eggs
- 1 cup liquid egg whites (or add an additional 4 eggs)
- 1/2 cup milk, unsweetened almond milk, or other unsweetened milk alternative
- 6 cups of vegetables (I recommend cauliflower, broccoli slaw, and mushrooms, although tomatoes, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, and bell peppers are also great!)
- Seasoning (I recommend 1/2 cup salsa, or add herbs, salt & pepper, nutritional yeast, or other seasoning of your choice)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease or spray a casserole dish (one that holds at least 10-12 cups).
- Chop veggies into bite-sized pieces and lay in greased dish.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, and seasoning. Pour egg mixture on top of the veggies.
- Bake 45-50 minutes or until top is browned and middle of casserole has set. Enjoy!