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Making quiche like a ninja

Ninja I am a total sucker for infomercials. Sometimes on the weekends I like to channel surf and seek them out. This past Saturday I saw one of my favorites, for the Ninja Master Prep food processor.

My son walked in the room and was transfixed by the cheeseburger the presenters were making (the cheese is IN THE BURGER!).

"We should get that!" the cheeseburger fiend said.

I was more interested in the ham and cheese fritatta and the frozen boozy drinks.

Not wanting to pay the shipping and handling and not wanting to wait (I'm that way), I set out in search of a Ninja at brick-n-mortar stores. First stop: The shiny new Kohl's near me. I found a display Ninja but no boxes (those Ninjas are stealthy). Turns out the store was sold out. So on to Target, where I found loads of them for a dollar cheaper than Kohl's.

The fridge was a little empty but we did have Egg Beaters, reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, low-sodium ham and frozen chopped spinach, so I did a little twist on the infomercial fritatta, and the results were delish and crazy low in calories. It's pretty similar to those South Beach Diet crustless quiches. Here's my creation:

Spinach_quiche Spinach, Ham & Cheese Crustless Quiche

  • 2 cups liquid egg substitute
  • 4 slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese (60 calories per slice)
  • 4 oz. reduced-sodium ham
  • 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 capful Mrs. Dash seasoning blend, your favorite flavor (I used Tomato-Basil-Garlic)

Thaw spinach and squeeze out excess liquid. Chop ham and cheese. Combine spinach, ham, cheese, egg substitute and Mrs. Dash in food processor until blended. Pour into 8-inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees until puffy and golden on edges.

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 155.4; total fat: 4.6 g, cholesterol: 23.8 mg; sodium: 621.2 mg; total carbs: 4.8 g; dietary fiber: 1.7 g; protein: 24.7 g

(BTW, I use Sparkrecipes.com for calculating recipes. It's super easy and best of all, free.)