Real Men Do Eat Quiche (Or Frittatas at Least)
For Men’s Health Month and the official start of summer, our gift to you is an excerpt from RVNA’s upcoming Then & Now Cookbook, which features favorite family recipes “healthified” for maximum appeal. The recipes have been shared by members of five local senior centers: Ridgefield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Weston and Wilton.
Your June treat: Vegetable Quiche Cups — or Vegetable Frittata Cups to be precise, since the little scoundrels have no crust.
Vegetable Quiche Cups to Go
This recipe, courtesy of Evelyn Aman from the Weston CT Senior Center, needed no additional healthification – it was ready to go as is!
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
¼ cup liquid egg substitute
¾ cup shredded reduced-fat cheese
¼ cup diced green bell peppers
¼ cup diced onions
3 drops hot-pepper sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups. Spray cups with cooking oil.
- Microwave spinach for 2 ½ minutes on high. Drain liquid.
- Combine egg substitute, cheese, peppers, onions and spinach in a bowl. Add drops of hot pepper sauce, if desired.
- Mix well so that ingredients are well distributed.
- Spoon into muffin cups.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Note: Quiche Cups may be frozen and reheated in the microwave. Any similar combination of vegetables may be used.
— Meg, MS, RDN