Delicious Sweet Potato Base Quiche

Over the last couple of weeks I have been sharing on social media some of the delicious (and healthy) food I have been eating – in the interest of full disclosure most of it has been prepared and cooked by my wife Steph who has herself lost 24lb in the last 12 weeks since having our daughter Bella 7 months ago.

I stepped on the scales myself for the first time since the end of October this week and was 9lbs lighter than I was then. I believe this is due to a combination of the very healthy eating and the 10,000 Kettlebell swing challenge we did in December & the 2017 swing marathon we did on New Years Day. Anyway, the truth is, I wasn’t consciously trying to lose weight it just happened as a by-product of the food I have been eating and training I’ve been doing (which is kind of how it should be).scales and tape measure

I have been asked by a number of members to share the recipe for a certain meal that was a real hit and very delicious indeed – the Sweet Potato Based Quiche. So as requested, here is the recipe along with some step by step photos and you never know a video may follow in the near future as well!

Here is the recipe:

2017-01-07-photo-000002332 medium sweet potatoes sliced thinly – use a mandolin or the slice tool on your food processor if you can.
Coat a dish with cooking spray i.e. Fry-Light or some Coconut Oil.
Layer the dish with the slices of sweet potato in a circular pattern. (Optional to cut the slices in half and place up the sides of the dish if you want).
Bake in the oven for 20mins at 180 degrees C / 350 F.

Whilst the base is having its first cook:
Fry 1 sliced onion.
Add a bag of baby spinach and cook until slightly wilted.

2017-01-08-photo-00000241In a bowl mix together:

1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk.
1/4 tsp paprika/red pepper (optional).
1/4 tsp black pepper.
4 large eggs and 2 egg whites.

Remove the dish from oven when ready.

Spread the spinach mix evenly over the sweet potatoes.
This is where you can tweak the recipe and get creative and add things like cooked prawns, flaked cooked salmon, mushrooms etc.

Pour over the egg mixture.

Sprinkle over 1.5oz of crumbled feta cheese.

Bake in the oven for 30-35mins at 190 degrees C / 375F

This will feed 2-4 adults depending on the size of dish used and the appetite of the diners! (It lasts me for 2 big meals)2017-01-08-photo-00000246


Yours in health,

James (& Steph) St Pierre.

(Photos courtesy of the father in law who even managed to make it himself!)

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