Whole wheat quiche is my lunch for this week. Not your usual lunch, I’d say…LOL 🙂 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.
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?!
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Enjoy and Be Healthy!