Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Delicious Lunch for Busy People

quinoa flakesquiche on platter

There are not enough hours in a day. We're all running around from one obligation to another. I juggle a lot of things: my schooling, lovely walks with my husband, my four kids' busy school and social life and our everyday nutritional needs. Eating healthy becomes a huge challenge, especially for the gluten-sensitive and the health-conscious. I recently purchased my first box of Quinoa Flakes and have been exploring ways to incorporate this ingredient into some convenient dishes. This vegetarian lunch or brunch dish is a great option for a packed lunch or a cozy family gathering. It comes together in no time and the results are fantastic. Enjoy!

quinoa flakes quiche batter

Crustless high protein Quiche with Quinoa Flakes
Have fun with this recipe. Replace the chopped spinach with any leftover cooked vegetables you have on hand. Although I am singing the praises of Quinoa Flakes, they can be replaced with your favorite GF breadcrumbs.

8 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed
8 oz lowfat plain cottage cheese
8 oz lowfat sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup shredded mozzarela cheese or italian cheeses
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375F
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Transfer mixture to a pre-oiled lasagna pan
Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing. Leftovers are great cold.

Quinoa flakes Quiche
Similar recipes for your enjoyment:
Potato Spinach Crustless Quiche
Spaghetti Squash and Quinoa Bake
Zucchini Cheese Casserole


♥peachkins♥ said...

I love quiche! the fact that this is crustless makes it more mouthwatering to me!

GF Gidget said...

Can i just tell you again how happy I am that you are back? Your blog was a favorite inspiration of mine. It's fun to receive new inspiration again! Thank you!

rObrak said...

Thank you for sharing, I greatly appreciate it as well as by posting some photos of your menu. By the way, speaking of lunch ideas, have you tried using a stainless steel container? If not, then switch now to steel tiffin containers. You should choose to become more practical because it can prevent you to other containers that are too ordinary and common. Stand out and choose this lovely tiffin carriers. You'll enjoy it for sure.

Jehan said...

another idea is to bake it into a lunch-sized pyrex dish. once it cools, you can put the plastic lid back on it, and pop it in the fridge, ready to be grabbed whenever you need it!

Mary Ann said...

I have never seen quinoa flakes. I will have to search for them because this looks delicious.
I have shared your spaghetti squash quinoa bake with so many people and it is one of my absolute favorites. I can't tell you how glad I am that you are blogging again.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Alexa, I am so pleased that you are back among us again! How has the year treated you? I can see lovely food has not deserted you. Yummy looking quiche :)

Anonymous said...

Your back!! I didn't even know it. I saw your comment on RobinSue's blog. :D

I love quinoa! In fact I think it was from you that I got the idea for quinoa lasagna?

Happy Friday!!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...indeed: this is a lunch for me!!

More healthier but ooh so tasty too!

Lovely pics as well!

Usha said...

I love all things quinoa and this high protein quiche just went to the top of my must try quinoa recipes :-)

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