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Asparagus and cheddar quiche with sweet potato crust

Quiche makes such a filling and tasty lunch, but as much as I love pastry, it's better off as an occasional treat! Luckily I have discovered using sweet potatoes as my quiche crust- they make a great base, add amazing flavour, and the whole thing is full of goodness! A sweet potato crust done in this way (thinly sliced sweet potato circles around to cover the dish) doesn't give a crispy crust, but it still holds the whole quiche together and works beautifully. If you want something a little ...

Tex-Mex quiche

Easy to make and full of flavour, this Tex-Mex quiche is a lunchtime winner!   I was talking to my lovely friend Katrin (who blogs over Sugar Free Londoner) the other day about pastry alternatives, and realised that it was ages since I had made my favourite pastry-alternative quiche, using a sweet potato crust. I used to always have one of these in the fridge and I find it so handy for snacks and easy lunches. I do go through phases with my favourite food where I make them all the ...

Quiche lorraine with a hash brown crust

Make a quiche using a hash brown crust for a tasty & healthy alternative Quiche makes a fantastic easy lunch or dinner option of you are looking for healthy meals that you can pre-prepare. One of the fantastic things about quiche is that it’s a fabulous way to use up leftovers- most veg/cheeses will go and you can come up with some great concoctions! I adore pastry but I save it for special treats only, and I find that using a potato or sweet potato crust is a great way to ...

Asparagus and bacon quiche with sweet potato & oat crust

  My method of cooking is generally like one long episode of Ready Steady Cook- I tend to shop randomly around special offers, and then every day I make up our meals based on what I have in the cupboards/fridge. Today I had a picnic lunch planned with some friends and the kids- I wanted to make a quiche to bring, but when I checked up on my supplies I realised I only had 1 sweet potato left (this is my usual quiche crust, click here to see), and I had completely run out of cheese, ...

Popeye quiche

I go back time and time again to the sweet-potato crust quiche, as it is just such a brilliant alternative to pastry. Sometimes I slice the sweet potatoes, and sometimes I grate them and it is lovely both ways. I have explained before that this doesn't give a crisoy crust the edges do get a crunch but the bottom and sides stay fairly soft- it is still however and effective crust for the quiche and adds a difference texture and taste which is lovely! I stuck with a very simple ...

Bacon and mushroom quiche with sweet potato crust

  A sweet potato crust is my favourite way to do quiche at the moment- it's so easy (way easier than making pastry and more healthy!) and it really adds both filling power and flavour to your quiche. When I made this one, I was actually planning to do a chilli courgette quiche, but it turned out I had run out of courgettes, so I just used what I had in the fridge which was mushrooms and bacon! To make the crust I just thinly slice sweet potato with a  sharp knife and layer into a ...

Asparagus and garlic mushroom quiche with a sweet potato crust

Click here to see a step-by-step picture guide of how to make this I'm a big fan of the sweet potato crust on a quiche, I find the completely crustless ones a bit difficult to get through as they are just a bit too squishy, and as much as I love pastry,  I know it is really not a good thing to eat when you are trying to keep your diet as healthy as possible. I have tried a 'hash brown' style sweet potato crust before (Tuna and courgette sweet potato crust quiche), but this time ...

Mini tuna quiches

I can't believe that I have never experimented with filo pastry before! It's so much fun to use, and so easy to use, with the plus-side being that because the sheets are ultra thin it's super low in fat (and syns!). On Slimming World, the average sheet is 3.5 syns, so for something like these mini quiches you can manage a brilliant snack with very few syns. Out of one packet of filo sheets I made a chicken pie (for the kids- but will definitely do a healthy version soon- I use butter to fry ...

Hash brown crust quiche lorraine

With summer finally here, quiche is such a great lunch option as it's so easy to grab and go- we are likely to have a lot of trips to the beach and if I have a quiche ready in the fridge to take I am much less likely to be tempted by pasties! I've been meaning to try out a hash brown crust on a quiche for ages- I have made lots with a sweet potato crust like this tuna and courgette one and this mushroom and spinach one but it's nice to have a change and this was really tasty.   ...

Mushroom pizza pasty

I'm really excited about this recipe, as not only does it combine 3 of my very favourite things- garlic mushrooms, pizza and pasty, but it's such a cost-effective, easy and healthy picnic idea! Once the nice weather starts we tend to need picnic lunches every weekend as we head to the beach or up onto Dartmoor and I really struggle to find something that I can eat that is healthy, but that I am still going to really enjoy- plus an option that the whole family will eat so that I'm not ...