we like it cheap & easy :: veggie slice

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I have a new infatuation with experimenting with eggs. Eggs have been described to me in the past as the perfect food – rich in essential vitamins, high in protein, and a good source of fats (yes, new research does show these fats to not be so drastically detrimental to our cholesterol levels and arteries as once thought). And even more exciting, eggs are pretty darn inexpensive these days.

Thus, in my quest to bring health into the lives of all, with ease, simplicity and thriftiness, I have created a dish made for those with their wallets and their schedules in mind – a cheap & easy dish.

Enter please, the veggie slice. I say slice because its a more all-encompassing, less contentious, and more forgiving term, say one were to liken this dish to a quiche or a frittata. Instead, let the debates over its title/form cease to exist, and rather, let us enjoy this sweet simple goodness.

Ingredients::

5 or 6 eggs
3/4 – 1 cup milk
3 zucchinis
3 carrots
1/2 large red onion
Seasoning — combo of garlic salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian herbs, etc., to taste.

Any other vegetables you may like, yet you don’t need many for sweet flavor.

Optional flour – if you want to ensure a bit thicker of a slice, add whole-wheat flour, 1/4 cup at a time, using the least bit necessary (to limit carbs) to add thickness to the mixture.

Directions::

Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.
Grease baking pan.
Grate vegetables.
Chop onion.
Beat eggs and milk together, well.
Add seasoning.
Add optional flour.
Stir together.
Bake for 30-45 minutes, checking at 30 minutes, sticking knife in, to see if well done enough.

That’s it. I recommend preparing this before you jump in the shower or do some work or sit down in front of the TV, so the oven can multitask for you while you go about your daily life as you normally would.

See? Eating cheaply and healthy isn’t that hard! In fact, it’s cheap & easy, just how we like it.

[ Nutritional information :: This dish could easily serve 10+ small servings or 6 big servings. With the said ingredients, the calories add up to about 680 or 700 for the ENTIRE dish – divide that by your serving size and even if you have 6 servings, that just over 100 calories for an extremely satisfying dish! ]

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