Get your morning started off on the right foot—with plenty of protein! This scrumptious bacon, egg, and spinach casserole will keep you full and satisfied until lunch! The wonderful thing about casseroles is that they take almost no time to prep. Throw all the ingredients in a pan and within a half hour you’ve got yourself a hot, nutritious meal.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">The Flavors of Nature</p></h4>
With sweet, earthy flavors, spinach tops most superfood lists because of the many vitamins and minerals it contains. A cup of cooked spinach contains only 41 calories and boasts high levels of vitamins K and A. Vitamin K plays a key role in blood clotting and it’s important for your arteries and heart. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, fighting inflammation as well as being amazing for our skin, vision and immune system.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Prepare for Tears of Joy</p></h4>
Crunchy, sweet, and a little spicy, what’s not to love about an onion!
Red onions in particular contain twice as many antioxidants as any other variety—making them a powerful addition to your meals. They are a fantastic source of chromium which lowers blood sugar and enhances cellular insulin sensitivity. Another powerful ingredient held inside their beautiful layers is quercetin, a plant flavonol. Quercetin prevents plaque buildup in arterial walls, heart disease, and lowers the risk of certain cancers. With all the benefits these little gems provide, we can forgive onions for the bad breath and tears!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Bacon, Egg, and Spinach Casserole</p></h4>
<h5>Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Serves: 6</h5>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5>
* 2 eggs
* 1 ½ cups egg whites
* 2-3 cups frozen spinach (thawed)
* 6 slices uncured bacon
* 1 cup sliced mushrooms
* ½ cup red onion
* ½ green pepper
* ½ red pepper
* 1 ¼ cup shredded cheddar or a combo of cheddar and white cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5>
1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Place a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the chopped veggies (excluding the spinach) to the pan. Sauté for a few minutes, until the veggies are soft.
4. Add the veggies to the bottom of the baking dish spreading them out evenly.
5. Add another veggie layer, then add the spinach.
6. Whisk the eggs and egg whites in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Add a handful of cheese to the egg mixture then pour over the veggies.
8. Top the eggs with crumbled bacon and the remaining shredded cheese.
9. Bake for 35 minutes or until done.