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Nutritional Recipes

Cheesy Spinach Bites

Written by COA Nutrition Team On July 26, 2019

This is a fun and healthy way to serve something green – for breakfast or lunch. These are packed full of protein, vitamins and flavor. Plus, it is a great way to get kids to eat spinach. You never know when they are going to decide to like it!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 none cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 large egg
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1-ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 1-ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cup spinach

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dice onion and mince garlic. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, then set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the onions and garlic until cooked through and caramelized – about 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk eggs together in a bowl.
  4. Add eggs, cottage cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, and onion/garlic mixture to a food processor. Pulse to combine.
  5. Pour egg mixture into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the filling is set and eggs are golden on top.
  6. Serve with orange wedges on the side.

 

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Build time-saving habits

There are plenty of little habits you can build while cooking that will make you more efficient. For example, rinse prep dishes as you go to make washing them easier or move them into the dishwasher as you’re working. You can also create a scrap bag or bowl where you discard skins, odd bits, or anything else you might throw away while cooking – this way you don’t have to lose your flow walking over to the trash can. A huge time-saver: prep bowls. Measure out your ingredients beforehand and set them out in prep bowls. That way, once it’s time to use them, you can just grab the bowl and pour.

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