Vegetable, Ham, Cheese Quiche

Quiche is such a fantastic way to get vegetables into your kids! My five year old, won't eat spinach if it's just sitting on his plate but bake it in eggs with cheese, well we then will have a winner!  The fun thing about quiche is that you can make it with whatever you have on hand.  I picked up some fresh vegetables at our farmer's stand.  Frozen can be used as well, just be sure to have everything cooked so the frozen won't defrost and add unnecessary water into your quiche.

Today, we made a ham, cheese, spinach, broccoli and green onion quiche.  I used the recipe from the magazine "Clean Eating" with some modifications.  Here is how I made my quiche:

1 cup fresh broccoli florets (steamed until tender)
1 bunch of fresh spinach (sweat until cooked) 
1 cup of ham (diced)
1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
4 oz shredded mild cheddar cheese
4 oz shredded monetary jack cheese
5-6 eggs
1 cup milk
3 slices of bread 
Pie plate
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a pie pan with cooking spray to keep the crust from sticking.  

Break/Cube the bread into smaller pieces.  Use a food processor or blender to crush the cubes of bread. I used my Magic Bullet as I don't have a food processor right now. 

Press the bread crumbs into the pie plate on top of the cooking spray and bake in oven for 10 minutes.

Bread crumb crust

Place in a bowl, the steamed broccoli florets, the cooked spinach, the diced ham, the chopped green onions and the shredded cheese.  Mix and season to taste.

In another bowl, beat eggs together and pour in milk.  Pour egg mix into the vegetable/meat/cheese mixture. 

Quiche before it was cooked

When the crust is done after 10 minutes, pour your quiche mixture into the pie plate on top of the baked crust.  Bake for approximately 40 minutes until it's set.  A knife put into it should come out clean. 

Our finished quiche!
Now you have dinner and tomorrow's breakfast!  My 5 year old at two pieces and my soon to be 1 year old ate half a piece!  Enjoy!