Zucchini-Crust Quiche

crustless-quiche

Items that you’ll need:

  • 1 round, glassware baking dish
  • 1 vegetable peeler

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Pete & Gerry’s Organic Cage Free Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 cups chopped fresh organic spinach
  • 1/2 cup diced Nature’s Promise organic mushrooms, (available at Stop n Shop)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 5 oz. freshly shaved Parmesan
  • 2 pieces of Nature’s Promise Organic Pre-cooked Hickory Smoked Bacon, (available at Stop n Shop)
  • olive oil spray

Instructions:

  • Lightly coat a large cooking pan with olive oil spray, & sauté the diced onions & mushroom on medium heat.
  • Add the spinach & continue sautéing until excess water has evaporated.
  • Wash & peel the zucchini skin, and peel the zucchini, evenly on four sides, creating thin, flat strips of zucchini, until the center & the seeds are visible. Discard the center & the seeds of the zucchini.
  • Place the zucchini strips in a separate dish & microwave for 1 minute. Drain moisture.
  • Spray the round, glassware baking dish with olive oil spray.
  • Lay the zucchini strips in a cross-section pattern in the dish to form what will become the crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat the pre-cooked bacon in the microwave for 20 seconds. Break into small pieces.
  • In a large mixing bowl, scramble the eggs & the 1/2 cup egg whites thoroughly. Add the sautéd spinach, onions, mushrooms, bacon, & 4 1/2 oz. of the shaved Parmesan, and scramble thoroughly again.
  • Gently pour the mixture into the round, glassware baking dish onto the zucchini strips.
  • Gently lay the remaining shavings of Parmesan evenly atop the mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until eggs have set.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Portions: 1 piece = (3 & 1/2 x 5 inch slice)/ women- 1 piece / men- 2 pieces. This may be used as a protein & a vegetable serving for any meal on the Remedy Recipes format. If you are to use it for Meals 1, 2, or 3 on the Remedy Recipes format, you may have it with any of the approved carbohydrates, keeping to your proper portions.

For an on-the-go meal, try this recipe with a medium muffin tin! (Portion: women- 1 mini quiche/ men-2 mini quiches.)

 

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About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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