Hello! Kim and Hector here from Our Fresh Kitchen, a food blog dedicated to making healthy food both delicious and uncomplicated. Today we’d like to share one of our favourite time-saving breakfast recipes by putting a healthy twist on an old favourite: quiche.
Breakfast is one of the trickiest meals of the day, and not just for us. We’re both endurance athletes, which means we’re usually up really early training before work and need a post-workout meal that is healthy, satisfying and easy to grab on the way out the door, but who doesn’t want breakfast to be all of those things? A busy schedule shouldn’t stop you from starting your day off right, and we can’t think of a better way to eat your veggies for breakfast and actually enjoy them.
Quinoa egg muffins are basically a miniature vegetable quiche, but instead of making pastry – which is both complicated and not very healthy, violating two of our core principles – we just add a teaspoon of uncooked quinoa to the bottom of the muffin pan before adding the egg mixture, and voilà! A gluten-free, chewy crust that adds a little grain to your morning hit of vegetables and protein.
We suggest making a big batch of quinoa egg muffins on the weekend and either refrigerating or freezing them for the week. Two regular-sized muffins have 150 calories, a serving of veggies and 12g of protein, but we often double the recipe and use a jumbo muffin pan to make meal-sized versions.
Grab a couple of these with some toast on your way out the door and you’ll be way ahead of everyone else who didn’t eat their veggies for breakfast.
Ingredients Instructions Notes Nutritional Information (per two muffins):?152 cal | 9g fat | 9g carbs | 1g fiber | 2g sugar | 12g protein
We are Kim and Hector, busy endurance athletes who became frustrated by healthy recipes that have complicated steps and way too many ingredients we don’t generally have on hand. Our Fresh Kitchen combines our love of cooking, baking, photography and active living to create healthy, uncomplicated food that actually tastes good – without an extra trip to the grocery store for things like pink Himalayan sea salt and organic avocado oil. You don’t have to be an athlete to make healthy eating a priority, but it just might give you the energy to become one!
Nutritional Information (per two muffins):?152 cal | 9g fat | 9g carbs | 1g fiber | 2g sugar | 12g protein