Healthy makeover: Quiche lorraine

Michele Borboa, MS

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Loaded with bacon and cream, Quiche Lorraine gets a healthy makeover with a whole wheat pie crust, low fat milk, flavorful feta cheese and turkey bacon. Quiche recipes can be healthy recipes too!

Healthy Quiche Lorraine Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9-inch) whole wheat pastry crust
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup low fat 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 ounces turkey bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Roll out the pastry and line a 9-inch pie dish. Prick the pastry and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line pastry with parchment or aluminum foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake for 10 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool slightly. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F.
  3. Sprinkle the bacon on the pastry. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milks and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture into pastry and sprinkle with the cheeses. Bake for 40 minutes or until custard is set and crust is lightly browned.

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Michele Borboa, MS
Michele Borboa, MS is a contributing editor for SheKnows.com specializing in health, fitness, and all things food. She is a veteran health and fitness professional, personal chef, and mom in Bozeman, Montana. She is also the author of the time-saving cookbook Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy (Fair Winds Press, July 2011). You can contact Michele at michele.borboa@sheknows.com or give her a tweet at http://twitter.com/micheleeborboa.