Skinny Kale & Butternut Squash Quiche
Yields: 8 slices
 
This easy quiche is packed with vegetables and protein to keep you full all morning. The leftovers reheat really nicely, so you can have breakfast throughout the week!
  • 2 c (170g) cubed butternut squash
  • 2 c (50g) lightly packed kale leaves, finely shredded
  • ¼ c (19g) shredded mozzarella
  • 1 ¾ c (420mL) egg whites
  • 1 tsp (1g) dried basil
  • ½ tsp (1g) cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and lightly coat a 9”-round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the butternut squash to a microwave-safe bowl, and tightly cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap, and when the butternut squash is cool enough to handle, chop it finely and sprinkle into the prepared pan.
  3. While the butternut squash cooks, add the kale to a pan lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat for 2-4 minutes or until the kale is dark green and completely wilted. Remove from the heat and sprinkle into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the mozzarella on top of the butternut squash and kale.
  4. In a large bowl, lightly whisk together the egg whites, basil, and cayenne. Carefully pour the egg whites into the prepared pan. Bake at 325°F for 35-40 minutes or until the center no longer jiggles. Cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing into 8 wedges.
Notes: I used butternut squash that was precut and came in a bag. Be sure to remove any of the thick ribs from the kale and just use the leaves.

I measured my egg whites from a carton, but 12 large egg whites may be substituted instead.

Adjust the herbs and spices to suit your taste!

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low calorie, low carb, high protein}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/01/14/skinny-kale-butternut-squash-quiche/