Monday, June 23, 2014

Easy Dinner Quiche for #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Happy Monday!  I am excited to participate in this month's #WeekdaySupper with the theme Family Favorites Turned Healthy sponsored by American Family Insurance.  Every day of the week we will bring you a different recipe for a dish that is healthy and on the dinner table in about 30 minutes.  Take a look at this weeks great line-up

Monday -      Easy Dinner Quiche by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Tuesday -     Tuna Frittata by girlichef
Wednesday - Farmer's Market Wrap with Avocado Hummus by Seduction in the Kitchen
Thursday -    Easy Pad Thai by The Dinner-Mom
Friday -         Fresh Watermelon and Chicken Salad by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Be sure to also check out the great Pinterest Board to find many more delicious Family Favorites Turned Healthy dishes. American Family Insurance encourages us to follow our dreams,   #ChooseDreams and thrive. Healthy food choices combined with an active life style not only can help us reach our dreams but it also gives us more energy.   For many great ideas and suggestions to reach your dreams be sure to follow #ChooseDreams  and connect with American Family Insurance on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+,YouTube, or LinkedIn.

What does eating healthy mean to you?  Is it something that is easy to incorporate in your daily lives? To me eating healthy means having a varied diet with plenty of different vegetables, fruits, and all kinds of protein sources.  During the week it can be a little bit more tricky to stick to this rule however I have found that including

- fruit with breakfast,
- packing either a side salad and/or crunchy carrot sticks in the lunchbox, and
- serving a side salad with dinner

helps us to achieve our goal; yes for the entire family kids an all.  Of course my children - and maybe myself and Ron - love to snack on pretzels, chips…..but our philosophy is that moderation is key...

One of our dietary challenges is eliminating {ga}lactose {milk sugar} from recipes so many our families favorite dishes have had a complete make-over including quiche.  Quiche is one of those delicious dishes that come together in a snap and can be filled with almost anything.  It is one of those perfect dishes for a #WeekdaySupper; fill the quiche and while it bakes make the side salad.  Leftovers become a perfect lunch the next day….and yes, if there are picky eaters around your dinner table there are plenty of vegetables that you can sneak in there :)

Easy Dinner Quiche
  • 2 frozen pie crusts 9" {be sure to check label}
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 5 oz. salami, cubed
  • 3 large shallots, sliced
  • 1/2 C Kalamata Olives, sliced
  • 1 C fresh spinach cut {packed cup}
  • 1/2 C Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 C Emmenthal {or vegan cheese}
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt {or more to taste}
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian herbs
  • 1-2/3 plain soy creamer  {or other milk}
  • 5 eggs

***Preheat oven to 400 F***
  1. Thaw pie crusts according to directions, and gently poke bottom with a fork
  2. Lay tomato slices in the bottom of the pie crusts
  3. In a pan gently heat cubed salami with garlic and render some of the fat.  Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add salami, shallots, Olives and spinach; toss it all up an season with some pepper and salt. Divide the salami - vegetable combo up amount the two pie crusts
  5. In a bowl beat eggs with soy creamer add cheeses; season with dried Italian herbs, paper, and salt.  Evenly pour the egg/creamer mixture over both pie crusts. 
  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake immediately for about 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden
Enjoy with a large salad!
Sunday Supper Movement
This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own. 


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