Making this recipe for you helped me out tremendously in such an unexpected way.
I made these mini quiches to share another idea with you on what to do with Swiss chard. Veggie quiches are a favorite, but since I had already shared a quiche recipe that offered a lot of variations and possibility, I needed to change it up. I made some itty bitty quiches with a mini muffin tin a few months ago and wanted to work out the muffin tin quiche approach a bit more.
What started out as a fun recipe and a challenge to myself turned out to be a saving grace. Things have been busy in the small eats universe and it’s mixed up my schedule. To get things done well, I’ve shifted from working out in the mornings to going into work earlier to maximize my brain power.
This shift lead to a new question: What I can eat for breakfast that’s good for me and quick? On the mornings I workout, I have a protein shake afterwards that keeps me full for several hours. The protein shake I use is formulated to be used post-workout, so that was out for now. My other standby was going to take too long, and I refused to turn to buying a breakfast every morning at a coffee shop or from the vending machine.
And then I realized that I had made those mini quiches, just chilling in the fridge. Those little pucks were packed with the veggies and protein I needed and they just needed to be heated up and they were ready to go! The stress of figuring out what to healthful thing eat for breakfast and get out the door quickly was gone for the week. All because I made something to share with you.
This recipe is part of a series called Nutrition DL. Nutrition DL gives you the download on seasonal fruits, vegetables, or pantry staples. Once you learn about the basics of the featured ingredient, I share a four recipes over four weeks to inspire and feed you with this great seasonal food. Check out other foods I’ve covered here.