Need a quick idea for breakfast this week? This would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning since you can make them now and then have something ready to serve to help appease that hunger before the big meal! Mini breakfast quiche

Ingredients:

8 – omega 3 whole eggs, beaten

3/4 c. shredded low-fat sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 c. cottage cheese

1/4 c. shredded parmesan cheese *

5 oz. frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, water squeezed out

1 c. finely diced ham, canadian bacon or crumbled turkey bacon

1/4 c. sliced green onions *

1/4 tsp salt

1 pinch couple grinds of fresh black pepper

1/2 tsp hot sauce if desired *

(* I didn’t have these on hand.)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place muffin liners in regular sized muffin pan. Spray liners with non-stick cooking spray; this is key as quiches will stick if you don’t. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Fill muffin tins about 1/4 c. each. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are puffed and just barely set on top. Quiches will sink after cooling.

Servings: 12

Net Carbs: 1 per serving

Variations: Use your imagination! Any leftover vegetables could be used. Use flavored cheeses such as Italian or Mexican. Add seasonings such as cumin, Italian seasoning or pizza seasonings.

Source: Terri Stewart, VitalSigns Wellness Nurse

**I made these last night with bacon and used 5 eggs instead of 8 because I didn’t want to use up all my eggs before I could get to the grocery store this week. I also ran out of paper liners so I was able to only fill 8 cups. I put the rest of the mixture into a mini casserole dish and baked that baby up for dinner. It was so good!! Cheesy, bubbly goodness!! I put the cups in an air tight container and placed in my fridge. This morning I grabbed two out and brought them to work with me. I reheated them for 30 seconds and they were just as good as when they first came out of the oven. So for me this was a definite Win-Win!!!

Enjoy and happy eating y’all!!

– Melody

PS: Excuse my muffin pan … it was a hand-me down from my mama! =) The first pic is from last night, fresh out of the oven and the bottom pic is the reheated goodness from this morning.

 

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