Winter is known as the time of year when you devote much of your time to the indoors, warming yourself up and visiting with friends and family. And if you live in a location that receives snow or those crazy-low wind-chill numbers, staying indoors for most of the day is not just something you choose to do, you have to do it. But as Mother Nature temporarily causes us to despise being outdoors, our bodies begin to lose one of the items it so dearly requires to function properly.
The vitamin D deficiency that occurs during winter is not a new story. But when you can’t stand outside for fifteen minutes a day to remedy yourself, what can you do? Fortunately there are many foods you can eat that contain this necessary nutrient. And unlike taking supplements, many vitamins are actually absorbed better when obtained through food. So, keeping with the anti-traveling-outside theme of this article, I decided to check out the home grocery delivery service and see if one could put together a delicious sunshine-substitute meal. I came up with a Ham & Mushroom Crustless-Quiche. Ham, mushrooms and eggs are all excellent sources of vitamin D. Also, by making it crustless, you cut many of the unnecessary fat and carbs that offer little in the way of nutrition. Quiches are a quick and simple meal that are also very budget conscious. It’s easy to prepare one and pair with fruit for breakfast or a salad for lunch or dinner.
Ham & Mushroom Crustless Quiche
- 1 cup chopped Mushrooms
- 1 cup chopped Broccoli
- 1 cup chopped Ham (about 6-7 oz)
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil (and more for greasing pan)
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch pie pan.
- Heat the oil in a medium-sized sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and broccoli and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the ham and sauté another 2 minutes. Place the mixture in a bowl to cool (the mixture must cool before adding the eggs or it will start to cook the eggs). After about 15 minutes, add the eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
- Pour egg mixture into the prepared pan and place in oven. Bake the quiche for 30 minutes, or until cooked through. The center should be stiff when you wiggle the pan, and the top will begin to lightly brown around the edges.
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Ashley Howe is a food enthusiast, a clean-eating blogger and a full-time chef to two little ones. When not experimenting in the kitchen, Ashley likes to seek out new foods and ways to make eating deliciously fun and accessible to everyone. You can find her recipes and tips at AshleyRightNow.wordpress.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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