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21 Day Fix Approved Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche

My husband found an idea online where someone had had made quiche crust using sweet potatoes and asked if we could try it. The result was super flavorful and definitely my new favorite way to make quiche!

  
Servings: 4

21 Day Fix Container Equivalents: 

  • 1/2 yellow (sweet potato)
  • 1 red (eggs and turkey bacon)
  • 1 green (spinach, onion, mushrooms, peppers)
  • 1/2 blue (cheddar cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon (olive oil)

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • Cooking spray (preferably olive oil)
  • Olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumpled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray pie pan with cooking spray
  3. Cut sweet potato into ~1/8 in slivers (I used a spiralizer)
  4. Cover bottom and sides of pan with sweet potato slices (see picture below)
  5. Spray lightly with cooking spray 
  6. Bake for 15 minutes
  7. Lower temperature to 350 degrees
  8. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in skillet over medium heat
  9. Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms
  10. Cook and stir until unions are translucent
  11. Add spinach
  12. Cook and stir until spinach has wilted
  13. Remove from heat
  14. Beat eggs in medium bowl
  15. Mix cheese into egg mixture
  16. Mix vegetables and bacon into egg mixture
  17. Pour egg mixture into crust
  18. Bake for 35 minute or until egg mixture is firm and browned

  

Nutritional Information: Calories 295, Fat 20 g, Cholesterol 344.1 mg, Sodium 524.8 mg, Potassium 471 mg, Carbs 11.7 g, Protein 17.3 g, Vitamin A 133.6%, Vitamin C 30.1%, Calcium 20.5%, Iron 11.4%

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Fix Approved Bacon and Cheese Crockpot Quiche

By far my most popular post on my blog has been Bacon and Cheese Crockpot Quiche.  The meal is delicious and I decided to update the recipe so it was 21 Day Fix approved. The changes greatly reduced the calories and fat while maintaining the great flavor!

Servings:  8 (I like to half the recipe and make it in my mini crockpot.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 6 pieces of turkey bacon
  • 2 cups of torn fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups loosely packed whole leaves)
  • 1 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup of multi-colored bell peppers
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms

21 Day Fix Containers (per single serving):

  • 1 red (eggs, bacon, yogurt)
  • 1 green (onions, peppers, mushrooms)
  • 1/2 blue (cheese)

Directions:

  1. Grease the crock pot with the butter.  Turn the crock pot on low and leave the remaining butter in the bottom.  It will melt while you are preparing the other ingredients.
  2. Cook the bacon.  I cook the bacon in the microwave while I am preparing the other ingredients.  Feel free to cook it any way you want.
  3. Cut the stems off of the spinach and tear the spinach into about 1/2 inch pieces.  I tear the pieces into a measuring cup.
  4. Chop the onion, peppers, and mushrooms (or buy pre-chopped).
  5. Beat the eggs in a large bowl.  Whisk in the yogurt, almond milk, cheese, pepper, spinach, onion, peppers, and mushrooms.
  6. Pour the mixture into the crock pot.
  7. Tear the bacon into approximately 1/2 inch pieces and top the mixture with bacon.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2.5 to 3 hours.  The quiche is ready to eat when it is firm to the touch.

Nutritional Information:  Calories 249, Fat 17.9 g, Cholesterol 305 mg, Sodium 393 mg, Potassium 283 mg, Carbs 2.6 g, Protein 19 g, Vitamin A 28.6%, Vitamin C 15.4%, Calcium 27.8%, Iron 10.3%

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Bacon and Cheese Crock Pot Quiche

Note:  I’ve created a “clean” 21 Day Fix approved version of this recipe.  The changes greatly reduced the calories and fat while maintaining the great flavor! Check it out here!

When I was so frustrated with my data for my dissertation that I wanted to scream, cry, or throw something, I decided it was time to take a break and prepare dinner.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and have made it a few times.  It’s quick to prep and tasty.  I love being able to put something in the crock pot and forget about it for a few hours.  (To be honest I don’t actually forget about the crock pot since most of the things I make in it tease me with appetizing smells.)  The original recipe is listed as a breakfast, but, honestly, who preps breakfast four hours before he or she plans to eat it?  I make this for dinner.  The recipe below is an adapted base.  I throw in whatever I have laying around.  I think adding bell peppers and mushrooms would add to the flavor and the aesthetics of the dish.  Once again in the pictures I’m making half of the recipe in one of my tiny crock pots.

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Servings:  8

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Grease the crock pot with the butter.  Turn the crock pot on low and leave the remaining butter in the bottom.  It will melt while you are preparing the other ingredients.
  2. Cook the bacon.  This is probably the only recipe I make that the primary objective is not to amass bacon grease.  I cook the bacon in the microwave while I am preparing the other ingredients.  Feel free to cook it any way you want.
  3. Cut the stems off of the spinach and tear the spinach into about 1/2 inch pieces.  I tear the pieces into a measuring cup.
  4. Chop the onion.
  5. Beat the eggs in a large bowl.  Whisk in the cream, cheese, pepper, spinach and onion.
  6. Pour the mixture into the crock pot.
  7. Tear the bacon into approximately 1/2 inch pieces and top the mixture with bacon.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2.5 hours.  The quiche is ready to eat when it is firm to the touch.

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Nutritional Information:  Calories 382, Fat 33.6 g, Cholesterol 352 mg, Sodium 470 mg, Potassium 174 mg, Carbs 2.2 g, Protein 18.1 g, Vitamin A 36.4%, Vitamin C 7.6%, Calcium 25.3%, Iron 7.9%