These mini crustless quiches are so versatile, you can eat them in a gazillion different ways 🙂 Seriously, just to name a few…
- breakfast to-go
- snack to-go
- lunchbox item
- picnic item
(These fit perfectly in our lunch boxes. Btw, I really love these Bentgo lunch boxes cause they take into account how much food kids can actually eat. So, your portions make sense).
When you have young kids, I feel like you’re always trying to find that one thing that they like, is small/portable (can fit in a snack bag), and that’ll work in different eating situations. These quiches definitely fit the bill….of course, until your kids get tired of them. Lol.
The other great thing about the quiches is that you can keep the base (eggs, milk, salt & pepper) and then experiment with any combo of veggies/meat/whatever. What I’m saying is: it’s hard to screw this one up. Haha.
And if you happen to have an over-abundance of eggs after some kind of holiday (ahem, Easter), this is a great way to use up your surplus.
🌈 KIDIFY THE MEAL 🌈
🍅Kids design the quiche. If your kids don’t like ham and/or broccoli, just swap them out for something your kids are more guaranteed to eat. You can throw almost anything in a quiche. So, let your kids pick out which veggies, meats, and/or type of cheese to use. Our kids loved making decisions about this meal.
🍅Kids design the yogurt. Let your kids pick out the fruit for the yogurt too. Berries are easiest. You could even go crazy and sprinkle some almond slivers, pumpkin seeds or pistachios in there too! Just don’t leave the kids unattended with the honey bottle for too long. We speak from experience here…seriously!
🍴 MODIFY THE MEAL🍴
🍅Swap out the ham with extra veggies. Some good options are roasted red peppers, corn, scallions, and spinach. Because ham is pretty salty on its own and adds a lot of flavor, without it you might want to add extra salt to the egg mix.
🍅Swap the ham with a meat substitute. For this meal I tried Quorn Meatless Pieces for the first time and I loved it. I actually preferred it to the ham because it had the same amount of flavor and was less chewy. And, of course, I dove down the internet rabbit hole and learned things about the brand. Quorn products are made mostly from mycoprotein, which is a highly processed and fermented fungus-based protein. It’s high in fiber and protein and also cholesterol-free and gluten-free. Some Quorn products are not, however, vegan because they uses egg whites as a binding agent for the mycoprotein.
- cooking spray
- 1 1/4 cup broccoli florrets
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 cup ham (cooked, finely diced)
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/8 t black pepper
- 1/8 t onion powder
- 2 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt (1% or 2%)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fruit & berries (your choice)
- drizzle honey
Preheat oven to 375 and spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
Divide broccoli, cheese, and ham evenly among the 12 muffin tins.
Crack eggs into large bowl. Whisk eggs together with remaining ingredients. Pour egg mixture into muffin tins until each is 2/3 full. Bake 15 mins or until cooked through.
Prepare yogurt. In small bowls, put a couple dollops of yogurt, a handful of mixed fruit, and a hefty drizzle of honey. Mix together until well incorporated.
Serve these mini quiches any way you want. With yogurt, in the car as a snack, paired with one of our potato sides, on a picnic. Your call! 🙂
Also, these (pictured below) are my favorite utensils for kids. They’re from IKEA, super cheap (so it’s not a huge deal if they get left behind at school), and BPA-free. A kid-friendly restaurant I used to love used them, and then I was hooked.
We recommend that all meals for children be served with milk.