Protein-Packed Quiche

Eggs are a great protein source for strength athletes. They contain a high amount of leucine, an important amino acid. Eating eggs before and after a heavy training session can help your muscles rebuild better and faster. Eggs, per serving, are also a heck of a lot cheaper than steak. So, if money’s a bit tight, give this egg dish a shot!

The recipe is really flexible, and can be made however you want. A few ideas:

  • Spinach, Bacon, Garlic & Cheddar
  • Spinach, Artichoke, Chicken & Mozzarella
  • Roasted Red Pepper, Sausage & Provolone
  • Ground Beef, Mexican-Blend Cheese, Green Chiles

Make sure your meat, if you’re using it, is pre-cooked. I also like to cook the veggies, onions and garlic (if I’m using them) down a bit. Mix with your beaten eggs and seasoning, and bake. In about 30-40 minutes, you have an easy, cheap dinner that will help your muscles grow long after you’ve left the gym.

Crustless Sausage & Spinach Quiche

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 sausage links (cooked and sliced)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 Small onioin
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2
Grease a 9" pie pan.
Step 3
In a separate saute pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Saute the onions, garlic and spinach for two minutes, or until all the spinach is wilted.
Step 4
Mix the cooked sausage in, turn the heat off and set aside.
Step 5
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
Step 6
Add the spinach and sausage mix to the eggs. Add 3/4 of the cheese and mix well.
Step 7
Pour the egg mixture into the greased pie pan and top with remaining cheese.
Step 8
Cook uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is fully-cooked.
  1. Laurie left a comment on September 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Made this tonight with bacon and spinach and it was amazing!! Thanks for the recipe.

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