Today’s episode is all about what two dietitians (us!) eat in a day! But first, Erinn made a delicious and easy to make, Crustless Quiche. Real talk, we were suffering from some legit “hanger” at the beginning of this episode, and this quiche was the perfect cure. Pair this with some crusty bread (or not) and a piece of fruit. Get the recipe below!
Along with quiche, we take you through a typical day of eats: from breakfast, to lunch, through the occasional midnight snack, as well as real talk about “normal eating”, how to cultivate self-compassion for the mistakes you make in eating, and our top tips for making sure your daily nutrition is a priority and saves you time.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large yellow or white onion, sliced into half-moons
- 1/2 small tomato
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
- 3 to 4 cups
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup grated cheddar or other cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Melt the butter in a cast iron or ovenproof skillet over medium heat. (If your skillet isn’t ovenproof, transfer everything to a deep dish pie plate to bake it.) Add the onion slices and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over them. Cook the onions until they are golden-brown and starting to caramelize, about 10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and spread the onions evenly across the bottom. Spread the vegetables evenly over the onions. The dish or pan should look fairly full.
- In a bowl, use a fork to beat the eggs lightly with the milk, cheese, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, just enough to break up the yolks and whites. This is a savory custard mixture. Pour the custard over the vegetables and onions and enjoy watching it fill in all the open spaces.
- Transfer the quiche to the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once the surface is lightly brown all the way across, it’s fully cooked. Let the quiche cool for about 20 minutes, then slice into wedges.
- You can use any combination of vegetables you like! The combo I used was simply what I had in my fridge.