Oh, For the Love of Food!
“Then the angel said to me. . .’Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ “ And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
Yes, I admit it. I love food. That’s part of the reason I have pounds to spare on my body. But in heaven. . .in my new body. . .Hmmm. . .Maybe mine will be the perfect figure.
I not only love to eat food but I also like to prepare it. Cooking is something I do just for fun. My daughter has termed it Recreational Cooking. I gain much satisfaction from planning, preparing and executing a meal. These past few days, I have been reminded of some excellent recipes that fit into a healthy eating plan so from time to time I will be sharing some that I find not only delicious but also satisfying.
Part of the problem in my life is that there are so many events that include eating. Parties, Bible studies, and family outings all seem to throw a wrench in the works when it comes to eating healthy. The following recipe for Crust-less Broccoli Quiche is great for a brunch or lite dinner. For my Weight Watcher friends it is 4 points per serving. I like to substitute spinach or some sun dried tomatoes for the broccoli. Feta cheese goes well with the spinach. I have also made it without the bread and it works well.
“Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship.
It is of great importance to the morale.”
Crust-less Broccoli Quiche
1-1/4 cups 1% milk
3 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed, cubed
4 cups small broccoli florets, cooked, chopped
1 cup chopped onions
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat eggs and milk with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread; mix lightly. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.
POUR into 9-inch square baking dish.
BAKE 45 min. or until center is set and crust is lightly browned. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.
Serves 6 — 180 calories, 9 fats, 3 fibers — 4 ww pts.