Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while – I really have zero excuse besides the fact that I’m exhausted after work! Waking up at 4:30 AM every morning, driving an hour, working for 8.5 hrs, driving an hour (+) home and not getting back until 4-4:30 PM takes a lot out of me! I’ve also been trying to get out and run 3-4 days a week depending on the weather and my schedule. ANDD to add to the puzzle, I need 7-8 hours of sleep a night for me to function which means I need to go to bed at 9:30 at the absolute latest.
That’s where my super easy recipes come into play. I’m usually finished exercising around 5:30 PM and the last thing I want to do is spend all night meal prepping and cooking.
Last week I made a crustless quiche and served it with fresh home fries. Voila! I give you a protein and veggie packed dinner in 30 minutes. While I was cooking it, I realized how versatile quiches are! I used roasted peppers and onions from Trader Joes as my veggie but this could be one of those dishes where cleaning out the fridge would work too! The base for whatever quiche you want to make is only a few simple ingredients eggs, a bit of milk, cheese, veggies and (maybe) some meat for even more protein. Another upside for this recipe is how readily available all of those ingredients are – who doesn’t have most of those ingredients in their fridge right now??
My recipes for both the quiche is posted below, but I’ve listed a few other combinations that could be added to a quiche base:
- spinach and (Al Fresco) chicken bacon
- asparagus and mushrooms
- spinach and roasted red peppers
- grilled zucchini and summer squash
- goat cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomato
- roasted bell peppers, onions, and (Nature’s Promise) chicken sausage
I’ve recently started making a quiche at the beginning of the week and using it for a breakfast protein most days. The eggs give protein, with a vegetable (less than a serving but hey at least I’m getting some veggies in for breakfast), and fat from the cheese, paired with a slice of whole wheat toast I’ve got a complete and balanced breakfast!
Carly & Courtney