Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers

Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers

Whole wheat quiche is my lunch for this week. Not your usual lunch, I’d say…LOL đŸ™‚ But a delicious, healthy lunch for sure!

With the warm weather, “the girls” –  our hens – have been in overdrive. We have an abundance of eggs right now. So on the weekends, we have eggs for breakfast and I bake a lot of goodies (most of that goes in the freezer to enjoy later). This time though, I decided to use those eggs for my lunch and Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers was created!

I’ve made quiche before. My Ham, Cheddar Cheese and Spinach Quiche was a huge success, even with my men-don’t-eat-quiche husband. But this time I wanted a vegetarian dish and to make it healthier. Spinach, red peppers and pasture raised eggs are already pretty healthy, so that left the crust to enhance.

Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers
Make it healthier by adding whole wheat flour when you bake

Why Whole Wheat Quiche?

Wheat is probably most commonly found in cereals. It has a tremendous amount of nutrients, which is why it is the foundation of nourishment. It’s rich in elements and vitamins such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, zinc, iodide, vitamin B and vitamin E.

It is extremely useful for living a healthy lifestyle. Including whole wheat in your daily diet has great benefits:

  • Increases metabolism
  • Prevents type 2 diabetes
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Controls obesity, especially in women
  • Promotes gastrointestinal health

Incorporating whole wheat into your pie crusts, breads and muffins is another way – an easy way! – to reap it’s benefits. The new USDA food pyramid recommends we add more whole grains to our diet everyday. What could be easier than doing that by adding or substituting whole wheat flour in our baked goods?!

Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers
Nutrient rich whole wheat is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle

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Enjoy and Be Healthy!

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Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Whole Wheat Quiche With Spinach and Red Peppers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and salt. Using a fork, stir in cold cooking oil and mix until small beads begin to form. Slowly stir in cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a ball of dough can be formed. Be careful to not work the dough too much or it will become tough.
  3. Roll dough out between 2 sheets of wax paper or on lightly floured surface and place in 9-inch pie pan. Poke several fork holes into bottom of pie crust to prevent it from bubbling up while baking.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Stir in prepared spinach, red peppers and cheese until well blended. Add desired amount of salt and pepper.
  5. Pour into prepared pie plate and bake for 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let rest 2 minutes before slicing and serving. ENJOY!
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