Yum! A little spicy, very flavorful, hard to believe it is so healthy! This one is vegetarian, not vegan, but you could totally subs tofu for egg whites if you are vegan, just blend before mixing with everything else! (Links to prior vegan quiche recipes Here and Here.) Today’s recipe happens to be low carb, low fat, gluten free, and incidentally low calorie.
2 cups egg whites
5oz mushrooms sliced
3 cloves garlic minced
3 green onions sliced
4 oz fresh washesd spinach
1tsp olive oil
1.5oz cheese (trying out lifetime fat free sharp cheddar as 40cal per oz, 8g protein, 1 carb) grated
1/4 cup unsweetened Soymilk
Salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, parsley to taste
Begin by sautéing your garlic, mushrooms, and spinach in olive oil until wilted. Set aside to cool and drain off any excess fluid. I cooled mine in a metal colander and shook off the extra liquid.
Then add your egg whites, spices, and soymilk to a large bowl and whisk vigorously. Then mix in your veggies, both cooked and the raw green onion. Add 2/3 of your cheese (1oz) and mix in as well, reserving last 1/2 oz to sprinkle on top!
Spray your pie tin to prevent stickage, then turn into your tin, sprinkling the last of the cheese on top.
Bake at 375F for 35 min.
Let cool slightly before slicing and removing from pan. Mine slid out easily no issues sans-crust!
This is crazy low cal for its protein punch, so really, eat half the recipe if you choose! Enjoy 🙂
Sliced into 8 pieces (approx 2.oz each), the macros are:
0.7 gram fat