This got me to thinking of a quick, easy to make, freezable breakfast that I could slice up and he can take to work with him to eat on the train.
Since we are all 0 Blood Types here, things that involve wheat are off the menu - we can not handle the gluten in wheat. This means no breads, pastas or pastries... which is most unfortunate as I have a pie marker and it was very handy for making pies for The Eco Dad to take to work to eat on the train for breakkie.
Once I stumbled over a crustless quiche recipe and thought "Ah huh! I can make that into a slice for The Eco Dad!"
Enter The Eco Mum Breakfast Quiche Slice!
You will need:
8 – 12 eggs (I use 12 for a thicker slice but 8 will give you a 4cm thickness in a 20 x 20cm cake pan)
½ - 1 cup organic milk
Sliced vegetables – this can include muschrooms, peppers, spinach, rocket, kale, carrot, sweet potato, small clumps of broccoli etc. I just use whatever I have in the fridge at the time.
1 small onion, diced
2 – 4 cloves of garlic or 1tbsp pure garlic paste (more if you like!)
½ cup pure almond or flax meal (for protein and carbohydrates) blended with
2 - 3 tbsps chia seeds or 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
½ cup cheese (more if you like) – I like Peccorino, parmesan and vintage cheddar
Herbs and spices for flavour
Place eggs and milk into a bowl and whisk until combined. Add herbs, spices, salt and pepper for taste.
Stir in onions, garlic and all manner of diced vegetables in addition to the flax / almond meal and quinoa until the mixture resembles a very thick "slop". You don't want it too sloppy, you're after chunky slop sort of consistency, not a soup consistency.
Pour into an oiled (I use coconut oil) pie pan or baking dish, approximately 20cm diameter.
Bake for between 45 – 60 minutes at 160 degrees celcius, checking to see when the quiche has lifted away from the sides of the dish. Check with a knife in the centre - if it comes out clean, the quiche is ready.
Allow to cool. Slice up, wrap in paper, paper bags or a reusable sandwich wrapper and freeze. Take out overnight for a thawed and super healthy breakfast on the go.
Also a great meal to make up and freeze ahead of time for dinners in a rush – simply reheat in a moderate oven for 15 minutes and serve with cultured veges or salad. Simple and healthy!
Love and quiche,
The Eco Mum xo