Quiche

While I often make frittata, I cannot recall ever making quiche, but I made one for dinner last night. (I forgot to take a picture-sorry!) I could not find a quiche recipe in my clean eating cookbooks, so I kind of cobbled together a couple of different recipes and made a ‘hope it works’ substitution to make something that would work for me and the ingredients I had on hand. This is likely not truly “clean”, but it would be lighter than a traditional recipe.

You need:

1 pie crust (I am horrible at making my own pie pastry, so I used a store-bought crust I had in the freezer.)

6-8 slices of bacon (I cut off most of the fat, then diced what was left before frying.)

1 cup grated Swiss cheese

4-5 green onion stalks, diced

4 large eggs

1 cup skim milk

1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt

1 tsp sea salt

freshly ground pepper

1. Heat oven to 425F.

2. Sprinkle bacon, cheese, and onion onto pie pastry.

3. In a bowl, beat eggs lightly. Whisk in milk, yogurt, salt and pepper. Pour into pie pastry.

4. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300F. Bake another 30-40 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

 

It must have been good, because there wasn’t any left after dinner!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I tried something new with pork tenderloin today. Whisk together 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using your hands or a spoon, smear the mixture all over the 1 pound tenderloin. Wrap the tenderloin with bacon so ends are underneath. Add some freshly ground pepper to the top. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roast in a 500F oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 145F.

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As you can see from my picture, the bacon curled up on me a bit, so you could secure it with toothpicks or dry spaghetti, if you choose. It didn’t really matter to me, because my family doesn’t care too greatly about presentation. Regardless of how the finished product looked, it was absolutely delicious!