Healthier Easter Recipe: Spinach, Mushroom, and Asparagus Quiche

Easter = the brunch I look forward to all year!

I’ve always been all about the real eggs – scrambled, deviled, hard-boiled, or in a quiche. You can’t go wrong combining this lean source of protein with some healthy veggies for the perfect Easter meal. Put down the peeps and pick up a piece of this delish quiche!

Spinach, Mushroom, and Asparagus Quiche

Serves: 8

Difficulty: Medium (but totally worth it)

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Ingredients

Quiche Crust

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup organic butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water
  • sprinkle of salt

Quiche Filling

  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 stalks asparagus, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushroom
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

For Crust

  • Sift flour and salt into medium bowl.
  • In tablespoon increments, add room temperature butter to flour mixture and cut in using pastry cutter or fork.
  • Slowly drizzle water and work into flour until dough forms.
  • Place in fridge for at least 1 hour.

For Quiche

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Heat tablespoon of oil in saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onions and saute in oil until translucent.
  • Add garlic and stir 1-2 minutes.
  • Add asparagus and mushrooms, sauteing 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach 1-2 minutes or until spinach has wilted slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, crack eggs, and whisk until combined.
  • After 1 hour, roll out dough on floured surface with rolling pin or press crust into pie plate.
  • Pour sauteed veggies into pie plate and spread evenly. Top with egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425F, then lower oven to 350F and continue to bake for another 20 min or until egg mixture is set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 285 calories, 21g total fat (10g saturated fat), 13g carbohydrate (2g fiber, 1g sugar), 13g protein

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Carly Sippel is a registered yoga teacher, certified life coach, and nutrition nut. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Dietetics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She turns her passion into practice, promoting healthy bodies in both her personal and professional life.