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Crustless Quiche with Sundried Tomatoes, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese

Written By: Chris - Mar• 30•16

I wanted to prepare a quick grab breakfast that was healthy, but delicious.  We’ve always got eggs on hand, but reached for the carton at the grocery store this time because it was inexpensive, and I thought would make throwing together a quiche a little easier.  I almost always use “real” ingredients and gave up on the light, fat-free type of stuff some time ago.  The carton of “Better’n Eggs” said that it was made with real eggs right on the package!  Upon closer review, I’ve discovered that it’s mostly egg whites.  Although it looked like scrambled up eggs, similar to the Egg-Beaters brand, that according to Wikipedia is a product marketed in the United States as a healthy substitute for chicken eggs.  Egg Beaters is primarily egg whites with added flavorings, vitamins, and thickeners xanthan gum and guar gum, but it contains no egg yolks.

Similarly, Better’n Eggs is made with 98% egg whites, it is fat- and cholesterol-free, low in calories, and loaded with essential nutrients and vitamins such as folic acid, riboflavin, vitamins A, B-12, D and E.  Their website claims “From omelets to desserts, they can be used in any recipe that calls for eggs.”  I’m left wondering what the other 2% is?  This brand also makes a product called “AllWhites” which is 100% liquid egg whites.  They market this as a convenient, fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie alternative to regular eggs – ideal when it comes to fueling your fitness goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They’re a lean source of protein and can be used in any recipe that calls for eggs.  Egg whites aren’t bad for you, but in my opinion don’t carry the richness of flavors.  Regardless, this crustless quiche is very flavorful with all of its other ingredients and happens to be low in points if you are following the Weight Watchers Points™ program.

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Ingredients:

1 Onion, medium, chopped (0 points)
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (8 points)
1 1/2 Cups Better’n Eggs (0 points)
1/2 Cup low-fat Buttermilk (2 points)
1 Yellow Roasted Pepper, jarred (0 points)
2 oz. Sundried Tomatoes (8 points)
1 1/2 Cup Asparagus, chopped (0 points)
2 oz. Goat Cheese, soft, crumbled (6 points)
1/2 Zucchini, chopped (0 points)
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/2 Cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded (8 points)

Saute the onions in the olive oil over medium heat until translucent.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Chop all of the vegetables into small bite-size pieces and set aside.
Combine eggs with buttermilk and crumbled pieces of the goat cheese.

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Gently stir the vegetables into the egg mixture.
Spray a round baking dish with non-stick spray and pour in the egg mixture.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes until the top springs back gently by touch.

Allow to cool for at least five to ten minutes.  Serve at room temperature or warmed.  Garnish with fresh basil and fresh tomatoes.
Cut into 8 equal pieces = 4 Weight Watchers Points™ each.

Enjoy!
Cheers!
~Chris

 

 

 

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