So remember how I told you in my Portobello Egg Cups post that I often overcook my eggs? Well, let me tell you another way that I am not perfect. I meant to include some arugula in this Zucchini Egg Bake and completely forgot it. I would have gone ahead and made this again to include the arugula, but this tastes great with or without it! I like my recipes to be adaptable depending on what ingredients you have on hand and like, so this is a great example of that. This recipe can really be adapted based on your vegetable preferences. Feel free to through in spinach or other leafy greens. I wouldn’t suggest adding watery vegetables like tomatoes since the zucchini already has a lot of water content.
Makes 9 slices.
2 large zucchinis, grated
1 carrot, grated
1 cup arugula, ripped into small pieces
½ cup almond meal
½ cup quinoa, cooked
1 large white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 thin slices turkey ham, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
- Combine grated zucchini, grated carrot, arugula, almond meal and quinoa in a large mixing bowl.
- In a pan, add olive oil and cook onions until translucent. Remove onions and add to mixing bowl.
- Add ham to the same pan and cook until slightly browned. Add to mixing bowl.
- In a small bowl, lightly whisk eggs, add salt and pepper to taste, and add to the mixing bowl.
- Combine all ingredients in the mixing bowl until well coated. Add to a greased 9×13” baking dish.
- Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Notes: You could use any leafy green in place of arugula. You could also use all quinoa or all almond meal depending on the texture you prefer and what you have on hand. The size and type of the baking dish is not that important. I used a 9×13” glass Pyrex dish, as well as a much smaller aluminum baking dish and both worked fine. The mixture will not rise that much. Nutritional information is based off the recipe above using half quinoa and half almond meal.
Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 147 Fat: 9.7 g Carbohydrates: 7.3 g Protein: 8.1 g Fiber: 1.7 g Sugar: 2.3 g
My October Fitness Intentions
Let’s start with yoga…
While here in Mexico, I have been using the online class database YogaGlo to keep me up to date with my yoga practice. It is great because I can choose the time of day of the class, the length of the class, the style of yoga, and the teacher! I can even choose a class based on what I want to focus on that day- back bends, arm balances, full body, etc. Using an online database for my classes instead of going to a studio does remove the community aspect a bit and means I have to stay much more accountable for actually doing the yoga. Last week I took a quick 30 minute class with Kathryn Budig (who is quickly becoming a major girl crush of mine) called “Better Than Coffee”. It is meant to be an energizing sequence for the morning, and although I did the class in the afternoon it made me feel stretched out and ready to go in a short amount of time. This class sparked in me the desire to make an October yoga intention- I will wake up every morning and do 30 minutes of yoga to start my day. I currently do yoga about three times a week in addition to strength training and cardio at the gym, but I often feel stiff and sore in the mornings. I am going to do the “Better Than Coffee” class throughout October so that I can see any growth or changes over the month. It is definitely going to be difficult for me since I like my sleep, but I know I am going to feel so accomplished each morning!
In addition to my October yoga intention, I am following Go Super Sisters’ Lean Halloween Challenge and Tone It Up’s Frisky Fall Challenge. For these types of challenges, I rarely follow them to a tee, but instead take a few things I like and add them to my regular fitness schedule. For the Frisky Fall challenge, I am mostly focused on reaching the goal of 100 miles before Halloween. These miles can be accomplished from walking, running, biking, the elliptical, etc. For my first week I did a mixture of walking to and from work and the supermarket, running on the treadmill, using the elliptical at the gym, and hiking. This is what my first week looked like:
|Monday||2.2+1.5||walking + running|
|Wednesday||1.9+2.1||walking + elliptical|
Are you doing any fitness challenges for the month of October or focusing on any specific intentions?