Copy Cat Quiche, Kind Of

Those of you who have been following the blog for a little while now know how much I love breakfast for dinner (as evidenced here, here and here).

Tonight seemed like a great night to enjoy eggs in the evening, so I figured I’d try making my first-ever quiche!

Broccoli and Spinach Egg White Quiche

I was inspired to make the quiche when I saw Tina’s post on Tuesday. She basically followed this recipe by Rachael Ray, which sounded really easy and looked amazingly delicious.

I changed the recipe quite a bit, but the results were still fabulous! It was a copy cat quiche… kind of. 😉

Slice of Delight

The recipe below includes my alterations.

Broccoli and Spinach Egg White Quiche

Ingredients:

  • Three whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 c. chopped fresh spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheese of your choice
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 
  • Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°. In a greased 9-inch pie plate, overlap the tortillas to make a crust; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Meanwhile, steam broccoli and until crisp-tender, about 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the onion and spinach, season with salt and pepper and cook until the onions are transparent, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broccoli; season with salt and pepper. Spread evenly in the tortilla crust, and add shredded cheese on top.
  • Veggies + Cheese

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites and yogurt and season with salt and pepper; pour into the tortilla crust. Bake on the baking sheet until just set in the center and lightly golden, about 30 minutes. Let rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
  • Easy, huh?

    Bubbles of Tastiness

    The Goods

    The addition of the Greek yogurt to the egg whites really made this quiche taste like at thick egg casserole.

    In Ryan’s words, it tasted “quichey,” which he assured me was a good thing. 😀

    Question of the Evening

    Do you enjoy breakfast for dinner, or do you prefer to eat meals typical of breakfast, lunch and dinner at their typical times?

    Fainting Goats and Talking Dogs

    Have you seen this video of the fainting goats?

    Insane! I love watching random animal videos on YouTube. My sister and I will spend inordinate amounts of time watching “talking” dog videos.

    This one is my all-time favorite “talking” dog video:

    “I want my mamaaaa!”

    Sadie says this all the time… But she follows it up with “Now go get me some chicken strips, woman.” 😉

    You may be thinking, “Okay, Julie… why are you posting videos about goats and talking dogs?”

    Well, my lunch included goat cheese and that’s the direction my brain went. Quite the tangent, huh?

    Let’s get back to my goat cheese-filled lunch, shall we?

    Lunch

    Lunch today was deeeelish.

    I enjoyed a goat cheese and avocado bagelwich on a sweet wheat Alternative Bagel with fresh spinach.

    Goat Cheeeeeeese

    I am seriously in love with the Chavrie goat cheese I used on this bagelwich. It’s spreadable, creamy, mild and flippin’ delicious.

    For some additional color and crunch, I also included a sliced red pepper and carrot sticks on the side.

    The Whole Shebang

    Eat Me!

    Chomp, chomp, chomp.

    Calling All Animal Lovers

    Feel free to post a link to your favorite animal videos below. Funny, cute, whatever! I love ’em all.

    (Or if you don’t want to post an animal-loving link, feel free to tell me how much you love goat cheese. That entertains me, too. 😉 )

    Wiiipe Out

    So there I was… about three minutes into my run.

    BeyoncĂ© was singing her little lungs out telling me how I “wasn’t ready for her jelly.” I was feelin’ the music and setting my pace for the five miles ahead.

    Apparently Sadie was feeling extra chipper this morning because she and found a stick and proceeded to jump around in front of me, trying to entice me with the big piece of wood almost immediately.

    “No!” I told her.

    “She knows not what she says. She clearly means OH YES! I want to play! What an awesome stick!” Sadie thought.

    Usually when Sadie does this, it only lasts for 20 seconds or so, but today she was jumping around for a good minute or two. Eventually she jumped around behind me and my left foot got caught under her body and I went flying to the ground.

    The result? A bloody knee.

    Me and My Bum Knee

    Though I was a little peeved at Sadie, she immediately got back into my good graces when she ran over to me to give me lots of kisses and a puppy hug.

    How could I stay mad at this face?

    "Oops. I Saw-ree, Mama."

    Luckily my knee was just scraped up a bit and didn’t hurt too badly so we were able to dust ourselves off and complete our five mile run.

    5 Mile Run Stats

    Aside from the lil’ wipe out in the beginning, today’s run was a great one!

    Breakfast

    Just like my post-run breakfast on Tuesday, I was feelin’ a cold smoothie packed with fruit and protein.

    Enter my piña colada green monster.

    Pina Colada Green Monster

    Into the blender went:

    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1/3 c. chopped pineapple
    • 2 tsp. coconut extract
    • 1 tsp. banana extract
    • 1 large handful spinach
    • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    • 1 tsp. xanthan gum (for thickening)
    • 3 ice cubes
    • Enough milk to get everything movin’

    Looks Minty... But It's Not

    Drink Up, Buttercup

    Guuuuulp

    Yum!

    Hopefully the spinach in my smoothie will do my body good like it did Popeye’s and help heal my busted knee! 😀

    Question of the Morning

    Have you ever injured yourself while working out or playing sports?