Be honest. How frequently do you eat breakfast?
I don’t have to tell you that it’s the most important meal of the day- you’ve heard it a million times! But despite knowing how awesome it is, so many people still skip breakfast most days, and very frequently because they feel rushed or that there is no time.
So, what if I told you that you could make a delicious spinach and cheddar quiche from scratch- in FIVE MINUTES- in your microwave? Well, you’d have to start making breakfast in the morning and stop with the excuses, that’s what!
Last year, Zach and I changed our morning habits to be able to have breakfast every day. I cannot tell you how much it has positively impacted our work days. We get up only fifteen minutes earlier than we had previously, and every morning before we get ready to head out the door, we put on last night’s episode of the Daily Show and eat our breakfast while watching it. Not only do we get to start our days with healthy food (sometimes it’s things like this quiche, but usually it’s something lighter like a yogurt parfait, oatmeal, or cereal), but we also get a good laugh in (because, Jon Stewart!), enjoy each other’s company, and don’t feel rushed or frantic at all. Sometimes we’ll skip the TV and sit outside on our porch and get some fresh air. Sometimes we’ll just sit at our kitchen table and chat. It sets the tone for the entire day for being healthy, happy, and calm.
This quiche tastes so so so good- it has that creamy consistency of quiche that isn’t too dry. It’s salty from the cheese and is packed with good-for-you spinach. And if you’re feeling really crazy like I was, you can even add a slice of cooked, chopped bacon to the mix (WHICH, by the way, you can ALSO cook in the microwave!). With or without bacon, this quiche is an excellent way to get a high protein breakfast with some veggies to get you going for the day.
If only I had known about this in COLLEGE! If you know someone who is living in a dorm right now or has no kitchen, do them a favor and send them this recipe. No more easy mac and ramen for them!
You can use frozen or fresh spinach for this. The key here is to get as much liquid as possible out of the spinach before microwaving the quiche. Otherwise, the quiche will be a little bit watery on the bottom. Don’t fret if this happens to you- it will still be delicious! But, here are some tricks to avoiding a watery quiche….