BES stands for the BEST…well actually BES = Bacon, Egg, and Spinach! (I promise this title was on purpose not a spelling mistake ) These mini quiches are simple and scrumptious!! It’s the perfect recipe for adding a variety of nutrients into one quick grab-n-go food option, without a lot of fuss!
When trying to eat more clean and healthy, breakfast and snacks seem to be the top meal sessions people stress over. And choosing to go Grain Free brings on a whole other level of angst! Especially if you’re use to the usual pre-packaged food items like: cereal, oatmeal, muffins, toast, granola bars, etc. To imagine a busy day without these quick convenience foods available can seem impossible at first, trust me I have been there too.
You may ask yourself: “How am I going to make this new healthier lifestyle work?” “What in the world am I going to eat?” These questions may haunt you for now, but all you really have to do is let go of that negativity, and push that positive button! Start thinking differently about this whole experience. Instead of asking yourself: “Oh what in the world can I eat?” say out loud with excitement: “Oh what do I get to eat today!” and not feel guilty about it later!
It’s okay to eat the ole faves here and there as long as you are making homemade healthier versions (There are some okay pre-made goodies out there, but if you do make it at home it’s cheaper and you know exactly what went into your bowl.) I like to make recipes that are similar to the classics such as my: Nola (cereal and granola substitute), Blueberry Muffins (grain free), and “Oatmeal” (grain/oat free) so that I am able to have those items every once in a while, and not feel deprived of certain foods. Remember this is a lifestyle change, and it’s not realistic for the majority to say they will never eat another muffin in their life, and actually stick to that goal. So take the pressure off, have a muffin, just make sure it is a grain free healthier version. As long as you are mixing in other high quality nutrient rich foods into your diet frequently and consistently, then the occasional homemade treat is fine, and it may be the key to your long-term success.
Okay, now back to these sweet lil quiches! Here is an example of a healthier cleaner convenient food item that’s great for breakfast or as a snack. This recipe is a wonderful way to incorporate a variety of nutrients into that quick grab-n-go meal. So give this recipe a try, make a batch or two, and have plenty of easy breakfast/snack options to snatch-up-n-go during that busy work week .
Makes: 12 muffins
- 6 bacon strips
- 10 eggs
- 2 cups spinach
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (for rubbing onto muffin tin)
Instructions for Bacon
- Preheat oven 425 degrees.
- Line a pan with parchment paper.
- Place bacon strips on parchment paper.
- Bake bacon for 10 minutes or until it reaches desired crispiness.
Instructions for Quiches
- Preheat oven 35o degrees
- Rub coconut oil onto muffin tin. Set aside.
- Tear bacon into smaller pieces.
- Add bacon and spinach to food processor. Chop until you have 1 cup full of bacon and spinach mixed. Set aside.
- Whisk together eggs, nutritional yeast, and seasonings.
- Add chopped bacon and spinach mix to egg mixture.
- Stir everything together till combined well.
- Pour mixture into greased muffin tin about ¾ full.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove muffins from the oven and let cool. Serve and Enjoy!