Quiche on the Go

I am a lover of quiche for many reasons, but right now I’m especially loving the fact I am taking it to work with me! I’m trying to shed a few pounds and I’m also training for my first sprint triathlon; quiche is a great source of protein and I’ve made mine crustless (sad face) to dump the delicious carbs my middle-aged midsection and backside love so much, but still have tons of favorite flavors. Win-win, Stephen Covey. Begin with my end in mind, right? Close enough for my purpose today.

Here’s what you need:

  • Four eggs
  • One cup of half-n-half

Here’s what you what (so feel free to deviate from my list):

  • Five strips of bacon
  • Half a cup of shredded cheddar (or lite cheddar if you must)
  • 1.5 cups of fresh broccoli
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Start by combining the eggs and the half-n-half and whisk together until it’s well blended.

Now it’s bacon-time. I like to cook my bacon to the point of crisp for this recipe, then chop it into a mountain-O-bacon. Mmmmm, can you smell that delicious aroma!

Chop up the broccoli into little morsels of veggie goodness then toss it in boiling water just until it gets bright green. Strain it.

Add the bacon, broccoli and cheddar to the mixing bowl and fold it all together.

I have these most adorable mini crocks by the Pioneer Woman that you can find at Wal-Mart. I love them. You can cook in them, refrigerate in them, and heat them back up in the microwave. Super easy, AND they have matching lids! That’s like having a dress with pockets. SUPER BONUS!

Spray the crocks with cooking spray first and only fill them half to three-quarters full with the quiche mixture because they puff up.

I cannot tell you my level of excitement to find I had enough mixture for three, mini quiches rather than the two I thought I would make. Yay, me! Gave myself a high five.

Pop these babies in a 350 degree oven for thirty five minutes and magic happens.

When a knife or toothpick comes out clean you are good to go. Oh my goodness!

I was in a hurry so I let them cool briefly then stuck two in the fridge and put a lid on the third. I wrapped that one in a towel and had to find something to put it in to take to work. All I found were the cast aside lunch boxes of my kids. It was either Spider-Man or Sponge Bob.

No contest there. Spider-Man it is. And there you have it, the perfect, mobile quiche for office desk breakfast. Yum!

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