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This 250-Calorie Quinoa Egg Bake Is a Superfood Sensation!

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What a way to start the day! You know you're getting a serious shot of protein when you combine eggs and quinoa! Add in some cheese, spinach and spices and you have one delicious breakfast bake!

This Quinoa Egg Bake recipe makes a good yield that will have you set for the whole week. This is sure to be a healthy hit, loaded with protein, iron, calcium, potassium, and coming in at only 250 calories per serving! Can't go wrong with that!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon butter or butter substitute
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup finely shredded romano or parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-by-8-inch glass or metal baking dish with butter; set aside. Put quinoa into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and quinoa.

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Stir in spinach, then pour mixture into prepared dish.

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Cover tightly with foil then jiggle dish gently from side to side so that quinoa settles on the bottom in an even layer. Bake until just set, about 45 minutes.

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Remove foil and sprinkle top evenly with cheese. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 15 minutes more.

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Set aside to let cool briefly, then slice and serve.

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