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How to Make Crustless Asparagus, Blue Cheese & Ham Quiche

Beat the Blue Monday meal blues with Crustless Quiche - Asparagus, Blue Cheese, Ham and Eggs for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even supper!

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How to eat more healthy, good-for-you, blue foods.

Mmmm, delicious! Julia Child’s Quiche Au Roquefort inspires the flavors of this easy crustless quiche recipe. We’ve skipped the crust in this version and added asparagus (one of our favorite spring vegetables) and some chopped ham.

Crustless Blue Cheese, Asparagus and Ham Quiche served on a plate

ABOUT THIS RECIPE (per serving)

Gluten FreeNut FreeKetoHealthy ChoicesSoy Free
Servings:  2
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Course : Breakfast, Entrée
Cuisine : American, German-American
Diet : Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 255
Fat 18
Carbohydrates 3
Protein 20

Brighten up your Blue Monday meal!

Okay, it’s not the typical “blue food” that would come to most people’s minds when thinking about foods to beat the Blue Monday meal blues. However, This quiche is a fantastic crustless recipe for adding some spring flavor and a bit of sun-shiny yellow to your plate to brighten up your Blue Monday meal!

Pair this crustless quiche with a glass of well-chilled white wine for a fancied-up Blue Monday breakfast, brunch, or dinner that’s a satisfying pick-me-up even when you don’t feel like fussing.

Moreover, this easy-to-make quiche is low in carbs, gluten-free, and packed with healthy goodness and great flavor!

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So, what is Blue Monday?

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this whole gloom-titled third Monday of January known as “Blue Monday,” it might just be that in your neck of the woods, you’ve called it “The Winter Blues” or “Cabin Fever.”

Blue Monday Equation

In the Blue Monday equation, weather=W, monthly salary=D, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M, and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. No units in the “formula” were defined.

What is Blue Monday?

Could it be that I live under a rock out here at Lac du Nibiinaabe? Don’t answer that. I’m sure some would say so. But seriously, before today, I wasn’t familiar with this term for the gloomy titled third Monday of January, known as “Blue Monday.”

Blue Monday According to Google:

Blue Monday, I learned, has been around since 2005. It became somewhat of an “anti-holiday” holiday where many people, instead of trying to ward off the blues that accompany this time of the year, decided to embrace the blues by listening to sad music, refusing to use happy greetings, and refusing to leave the house.

The Greatest of All Blue Monday's

It just happens that this year Blue Monday has fallen on the heels of what hints to be in my mind the perfect name for a heavy metal band, the “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse,” the total lunar eclipse seen last night by folks in North and South America, Europe and western Africa.

The Proverbial Last Laugh...

This alignment of the earth, moon, and sun has gotten the proverbial last laugh on all of us in its timing for this gloomy celebration of Blue Monday that aptly fuses our Happy New Year’s night performance with somewhat of a muffled ringing in of a celestial hangover of sorts.

Since rocking the holidays (possibly) a little more financially recklessly than we should have because we’re feeling guilty for not meeting our self-induced expectations of our New Year’s resolutions, let’s not forget the cold and dark winter we are experiencing. On account of all that, here we are. Welcome to Blue Monday, dubbed the most depressing day of the year.

The onset of the winter blues, and in this case, the gloomy titled third Monday of January, is said to be so depressing because of a combination of post-Christmas bills, the abandonment of New Year’s resolutions, low sunlight levels, and cold weather.

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Where Blue Monday Comes From

The concept was first revealed as part of a 2005 press release from the travel company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date’s scientific equation.

In nothing more than a promotional stunt for a marketing campaign meant to sell more travel packages in January, Blue Monday has turned out to be the unofficial holiday that celebrates both those trying to beat the blues that accompany this time of year as well as those who embrace the blues in more solitary ways.

Creative ways to incorporate blue foods into today's meal...

I’m more for exploring creative ways to get blue foods into meals. So, if you like the idea of blue foods, you might want to try a few blue or even purple foods in your diet.

While blue foods have nothing to do with this recipe for Crustless Blue Cheese, Asparagus & Ham Quiche beyond Blue Cheese being called Blue Cheese, the health benefits of eating blue foods are pretty amazing.

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES), a survey of eating and health habits, people who eat blue and purple foods have a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, precursors of Type 2 Diabetes.

If you still need convincing, there's more...

Blue and purple foods have many different nutrients that provide lasting good health benefits for your body. By enjoying blue and purple fruits and vegetables, you’ll also be reaping the rewards of lowering the risk of colon cancer, preventing age-related memory loss, keeping your eyes and urinary tract healthy, and reducing the risk of gum disease and stomach ulcers.

TRY THESE BLUE AND PURPLE VEGETABLES

  • Blueberries, blackberries, grapes, eggplants, and blue potatoes are usually reasonably easy to find
  • Plumbs and purple cabbage is abundant all year
  • Purple kale and blue corn is available at certain times of the year (also, blue corn is used in blue corn tortilla chips)

Finally, blue and purple foods contain anthocyanins, a flavonoid class of compounds with antioxidant effects. Anthocyanins are found naturally in many foods and are the pigments that give blue and purple foods their color. These compounds benefit your body by fighting free radicals and soothing inflammation and have been linked to improving balance and coordination. Many also contain ellagic acid, a phytochemical (“Phyto” means “plant”) produced by plants and is believed to prevent some cancers as well as lower cholesterol levels.

HOW TO EAT MORE BLUE AND PURPLE FOODS

  • Add fruits like blueberries, blackberries, plums, and raisins to make great snacks, or add to cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, salads, and desserts.
  • Vegetables like blue potatoes, eggplants, and purple cabbage are perfect for adding eye appeal to salads and soups or serving as the main ingredient in entrees.
  • Choose black grapes for nibbling on as an easy snack
  • Make a healthy coleslaw using purple cabbage, grated carrot, a little sweet red onion thinly sliced, and raisins – mix with plain natural yogurt and a little low-fat mayo for an easy low-calorie side dish
  • Blend up a superfood smoothie using blackberries and blueberries with natural yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and a few cubes of ice for a naturally sweet, high-fiber drinkable treat that’s high in antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients
  • Stew some purple plumbs, then swirl them into yogurt for a delicious dessert
  • Try a delicious grilled cheese sandwich that’s a little strange but super delicious, using soft goat cheese and blueberries for an updated classic combo

Most importantly,

If you’re not a person who is all about eating blue foods today, it’s okay. Eating right with color is a continuous process a person can work on throughout the year beyond that, no matter what you might call today, “Blue Monday,” “The Winter Blues,” or the day when “Cabin Fever” sets in. No matter what blue group you may identify with as you celebrate today, I want you to know that this Crustless Blue Cheese, Asparagus & Ham Quiche, with its rich custard, asparagus, ham, and blue-cheesy filling, makes a flavorful, savory meal for almost any day or time of the year. Enjoy!

XXO

Kymberley

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Beat the Blue Monday meal blues with Crustless Asparagus, Blue Cheese, and Ham Quiche for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or supper!
5 from 2 votes
Gluten FreeNut FreeKetoHealthy ChoicesSoy Free
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Entrée
Cuisine American, German-American
Servings 2
Calories 255 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • oven
  • Vegetable Steamer Basket
  • Pot
  • small baking dish
  • Utensils (Fork, Measuring Cups and Spoons)

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 3 large Eggs
  • 5 spears Asparagus
  • ¼ cup Ham diced
  • ¼ cup Blue Cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup Cottage Cheese small curd
  • 2 tablespoons Half & Half
  • Salt and pepper
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INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Prepare a shallow baking dish by coating the sides and bottom with butter (or spray with gluten-free non-stick spray).

For the Asparagus

  • Wash asparagus in cool water and slice into 1-inch pieces. Place in a vegetable steamer basket and place in a pan or pot with just enough water to fill to where the base of the steamer is above the water level.
  • Cover pan and steam asparagus for 2-3 minutes. Use a fork to check for tenderness. Use the handle or ring to lift and strain any excess water from the basket while removing and set aside to cool slightly.

For the Quiche

  • Meanwhile, combine eggs, cottage cheese, half-n-half, and seasonings in a small bowl. Whisk together until lemon-colored. Set aside until needed.
  • Chop the ham, layering it with blue cheese, then top with the steamed asparagus (when done) evenly in the dish.
  • Pour the egg mixture over top of the ingredients in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until custard mixture is lightly set, puffed up and slightly browned. A knife inserted in the center will reveal that the quiche is firmly set but not weepy. Let cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 20gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 312mgSodium: 600mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 643IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 2µgCalcium: 171mgIron: 2mg
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