Egg-ceptional at Any Time!
We love eggs, not only because they are filled with so many nutrients, but also because they make a delicious meal any time of day! Our Mexican Quiche recipe is the perfect combination of wonderful flavors and healthy ingredients. In a hurry? No worry! This quiche can be prepped in advance and heated later for you to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With so many health benefits, this recipe truly is all that its cracked up to be!
Nutrient Booster: Eggs + Beans
Eggs do not deserve their bad reputation. In years past, we were led to believe that egg yolks were not good for us. However, more than 40 years of research has shown that healthy adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting their risk of cardiovascular and other diseases. Eggs are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and protein. While the egg white has plenty of protein, the majority of an egg’s nutrients are found in the yolk. The choline found in the yolk promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. A powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients, there are so many reasons to get cracking!
The refried beans not only add a delicious flavor to this quiche, but also a good source of protein, too. Protein is essential for healthy cell function and muscle growth. Protein from legumes and beans are a key part of vegetarian and other plant-based diets. Legumes are also beneficial to heart health. In a study, researchers found that a diet rich in legumes lowered both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol. All in all, beans are a great staple to include in your diet!
Better Breakfast Pairs
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, let us help you build a better breakfast. Pair our Roasted Red Pepper and Vegetarian Refried Bean Quiche with our nutritious and delicious smoothie options. Adding a high protein smoothie, such as our Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie or Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, to this meal provides the perfect balance of nutrients to fuel your body for long-lasting energy.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3 sprouted corn tortillas, or regular corn tortillas
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1 (15.3 ounce) can vegetarian refried beans
- 3/4 cup roasted red peppers
- 1 cup baby spinach, rinsed
- 1/4 cup Mexican blend cheddar cheese, or cheese of choice
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 teaspoon cilantro
Preheat oven to 375ºF and lightly grease an 8x8" casserole dish or 9" pie pan with olive oil.
Place corn tortillas on the bottom of the pan. You might need to cut the corn tortillas to fit the pan size.
In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk with a whisk.
Spread the refried beans on top of the corn tortillas. Evenly place the roasted red peppers on top of the refried beans. Place baby spinach on top of the roasted red peppers. Pour egg mixture on top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until cooked and quiche is golden brown.
Top with salsa and cilantro, serve.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 385 Fat: 15 g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 465 mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 20g Cholesterol: 260 mg