We love a good quiche, but all the calories and fat? Not so much.

Luckily, we have friends in healthy places, like The Fresh Diet and Whole Foods, both of whom have recently been offering crust-less quinoa quiches. The verdict: YUM! Here’s a sample recipe from Whole Foods to try at home:

Quinoa Egg Bake with Thyme and Garlic:

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup finely shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese

When you mix the ingredients together, the quinoa naturally settles to the bottom during baking — you don’t even need to pre-cook it! Get the full instructions here, and don’t be afraid to try variations on the recipe. We think goat cheese and sundried tomatoes would be amazing! What would you put in yours?