After attending a lecture at my work conference in Ohio on healthy eating, I learned that flash frozen vegetables are actually quite good for you- because they are flash frozen many of the nutrients are locked in. I also learned that microwaving frozen vegetables keeps many more nutrients than any other form of cooking a frozen veggie (sauté, bake etc). I really hate advocating the act of microwaving your vegetables, but it is quite interesting. Due to the affordability and ease of flash frozen vegetables it only seems to make sense that I would incorporate them into this blog. this is after all about eating well on a tight budget and busy lifestyle. With that being said- frozen spinach is pretty tasty, although I will always prefer a fresh bundle from the farmer's market:)
- 3 eggs
- 1 package of frozen spinach
- 2 Morning Star breakfast sausage patties (http://www.morningstarfarms.com/products_veggie-sausage-patties.aspx)
- 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of low fat milk
- 1 raw Pillsbury dough pie shell (you can obviously make your own shell as well)
optional: 1/2 cup of diced onion, 3 cloves of diced garlic,some diced red pepper, salt & paper for taste.
- thaw your pre made frozen pie shell & frozen spinach
- preheat your oven to 375 F
- dice up your sausage patties (after cooking) and any addition veggies that you would like to add (under optional)
- put a bit of olive on in the skillet and combine the thawed Spinach, veggies, vegetarian sausage and cheese. Cook together on the skillet for about 5 minutes (until the cheese is melted).
- Mix the eggs & milk together in a separate bowl and then combine all ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into the pie shell and cook in the oven for about 40 minutes.
lastly, please please please! vote for the Bay Area Food Bank in Theodore, Alabama to win a Fruit Orchard for the gulf coast community. This would be AMAZING! Many family's & individuals would receive fresh fruit and would be able to participate in planting, growing, and maintaining this fruit orchard. That is sustainability at it's finest! You can vote everyday until May 31st:
Thanks for your help and catch ya later!