Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crustless Italian Quiche Recipe

Monday was such a nasty, rainy day. Glad I didn't plan on going for a run! I know some of my hard core running friends would have gone anyway. If so, you're more dedicated than I.

Did you know that there is a group out there that call themselves "Penguins?" They are slow runners who don't mind being last and usually have to tell the police escorts that they don't need a ride during a 5K. I actually had that happen to me once, by the way. Not a proud moment. So I'm proud to be a Penguin. Plus I just love penguins. While I am slow now, I do hope to increase my speed and endurance somewhat. But I doubt I'll ever be running marathons or working towards setting some sort of new track record. I'm really just in it for the tee shirts. :)

Good news: I think Chuck's kidney stone passed! Yeah!!!!! So happy that he is pain free today. He's in a great mood and even got sleep last night.

Eats and Treats

Breakfast: oatmeal with protein powder

Snack: Chobani peach Greek yogurt (I LOVE this stuff!)

Did school with the kids then had lunch.

Lunch: Amy's fat free Alphabet Soup & crackers

Did some more school then worked out with Rachel. We did Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2. That's quite a workout. It's not always easy to get the steps just right but it is a lot of fun and a great way to burn off some calories. I love Chalene's sense of humor. Plus I always feel it in my abs. Surely under that fat I'm getting some great abs. LOL

Snack: almond milk and protein powder (it's like drinking a glass of chocolate milk. mmmm)

Another snack: honey Greek yogurt with .6oz of walnuts

Dinner: this recipe is from Clean Eating Mag. March/April 2010 issue. It's really good and you get a decent sized portion. In the magazine the servings are 1/5th of the recipe. I just made it into 1/4th of the recipe because it's easier for me to cut it up that way. So my calorie calculations are different than theirs. Crustless Italian Quiche; salad
Crustless Italian Quiche

2 cups eggplant, peeled and chopped into 1/4" cubes
1 cup zucchini, chopped into 1/2" cubes
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped into 1/2" cubes
1 cup yellow onion, chopped (I used dried minced onion)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
4 artichoke hearts, chopped (water packed)
1 egg
1 cup egg whites (I used the kind you get in a carton by the eggbeaters)
1 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp black pepper (I used more)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano (I was out so I used Italian seasoning)
1/2 cup fresh basil, torn into pieces
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella, shredded
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion, eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and garlic in oil for about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and fold in artichoke hearts.

In a bowl, whisk egg, egg whites, milk, black pepper, thyme and oregano. Add egg mixture, basil, and mozzarella to vegetable mixture. Gently stir until eggs and mozzarella are evenly distributed.

Mist an 8" round or square pan with cooking spray. Pour in egg mixture. Place in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes to set.
Servings: 4 Calories 237.5; Fat 6.3g; Saturated fat 1.9g; Cholesterol 68.8mg; sodium 350mg; Carbs 27.5g; Dietary Fiber 11.3g; Protein 18.8g

Dessert: Attune dark chocolate bar then a 100 cal Muscle Milk later

Calories Burned: 2466
Calorie Intake: 1536
Deficit: -930


  1. I never heard of Penguins!!! That is awesome! I am totally a penguin and yes, I did have to tell the police escort that I was okay since I was DEAD LAST for my first 5K! Huh, to think I've been calling myself a slogger (slow jogger)and feeling ...all...alone ;)

    Yum to that quiche.
    Glad Chuck is doing better :)

    LOL - my word verification below is ANGER! Hope that's not a sign;)

  2. So funny - I've seen penguin t-shirts on that One More Mile site but didn't connect it with slow running! BTW, I finally ordered my shirt - probably won't wear it for the Dash, but at least I'll have it.

    Glad that Chuck is feeling better!

  3. glad he is feeling better awesome workout

  4. That quiche looks fantastic. I'll have to try it this weekend.

  5. I am going to make that ASAP!

  6. Oh how I wish I could get my pain in the butt hubby to try Quiche.... Maybe I will give this one a whirl... It looks great..


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