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Crustless Turkey and Spinach Quiche

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One of my favorite go-to recipes to make, freeze and use when needed is a Turkey spinach crustless quiche.聽 It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious!! One thing I also like about this recipe is it can be scaled up for multiple people or paired down for the solo eaters, like me 馃檪聽 You can really use any veggies you like, but I like spinach and onions (sometimes I throw mushrooms in there also)!

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Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup (4 ounces) ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded light Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk or fat free half and half
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, coconut or almond flour (about 2 1/4 ounce

Directions:

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350掳.
Step 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add cooked ground turkey, onion, and pepper to pan; saut茅 4 minutes or until turkey is lightly browned.
Step 3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese in a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with turkey mixture.
Step 4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
Step 5. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife and add to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk until blended.
Step 6. Pour the egg mixture over聽 turkey mixture. Bake at 350掳 for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean.

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Tips: I like to cook this on parchment paper.聽 I find it’s easier to cut and portion out.聽 *Let it cool before cutting though!* Either enjoy right away or freeze to use at a later date – regardless it’s a tasty one for your meal prep bag!

Cheesy Zucchini “Pizza”

Ladies and Gents – I proudly introduce you to…. CHEESY ZUCCHINI “PIZZA”

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A couple of weeks ago, I was lounging at my brother’s casa playing Dr. Mario Tetris (it’s our thing…). He mentioned an awesome pizza he’d made for dinner the night before and聽 while I was happy his taste buds were tantalized, I lamented (a聽little) about missing a聽greasy warm slice of cheesy pizza.

Similar to most situations in my life, my brother offered a solution –聽to make a聽low carb friendly version! I searched online for several聽different recipes and then created my own based off my findings.

I’ve made this recipe a couple times and was v pleased!聽 It also freezes well, so I’ve found it convenient to make a “pie”聽or “sheet”, cut up the serving sizes, and freeze for later use. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

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聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 medium zucchini, or about 2 cups grated zucchini

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 large egg

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 cloves garlic, minced

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1 1/2 c. shredded low fat mozzarella, divided

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 kosher salt

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Freshly ground black pepper

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 2 tsp. Freshly Chopped Parsley or basil

 

Optional Add Ons:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Marinara, for dipping

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Low fat or fat free ricotta cheese (go for the whole fat if you’re feeling frisky or have the cal allowance.. there’s really no comparison)

Directions:

1.聽聽聽 Preheat oven to 425潞 and line a baking sheet with parchment. Using a cheese grater or in a food processor, grate zucchini.

2.聽聽聽 聽Using cheesecloth or a dish towel, wring excess moisture out of zucchini. (this is an important step for ultra deliciousness! Make sure to get as much moisture/liquid out of the zucchini as possible… squeeze baby squeeze!)

3.聽聽聽 Transfer zucchini to a large bowl with eggs, garlic, oregano, 戮 聽cup shredded mozzarella, Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Stir until completely combined. (This is the 鈥渄ough鈥 鈥 if you want to get hands on,聽ditch the spoon and use your hands to combine…personally I think聽this works best).

4.聽聽聽 Transfer 鈥渄ough鈥 to prepared baking sheet and pat into a crust. Bake until golden and dried out, 25 minutes.

5.聽聽聽 Take the dough out of the oven and sprinkle with remaining 戮 cups mozzarella, crushed red pepper flakes, and parsley or basil. Also, if you are going to use ricotta cheese this would be the time to add it. Bake until cheese is melted, about 8-10 mins.

6.聽聽聽 Slice and serve with marinara. Bon appetite!

Servings 鈥 6

Cals per serving 鈥 120 (does not include ricotta or marinara)

Macros

Total Fat 鈥 7.6g

Total Carbs 鈥 2.8g

Protein 鈥 10.2g