Krisy's Low-Carb Breakfast Baked In A Jar

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.1
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 299.0 mg
  • Sodium: 402.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.8 g
  • Protein: 33.2 g

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Introduction

**Protein=39.8%, Fat=35.1%, Carbs=25.2% ** This is a good low-carb ratio (The Zone Diet is 30, 30, 40)

This is a low-carb breakfast casserole, different from the norm because it has no dairy, uses ground turkey sausage, contains healthful quinoa, and is baked in individual serving jelly or canning jars. The quinoa is nice because of it's nutritional value, and it holds moisture well and keeps the dish from being too dry (I used to depend on cheese to do this ;)
**Protein=39.8%, Fat=35.1%, Carbs=25.2% ** This is a good low-carb ratio (The Zone Diet is 30, 30, 40)

This is a low-carb breakfast casserole, different from the norm because it has no dairy, uses ground turkey sausage, contains healthful quinoa, and is baked in individual serving jelly or canning jars. The quinoa is nice because of it's nutritional value, and it holds moisture well and keeps the dish from being too dry (I used to depend on cheese to do this ;)

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    20 oz. of Jenni-O 93/7 Ground Turkey, spiced like breakfast sausage (recipe to be posted soon!)
    3/4 cups dry quinoa (cook .75 cup rinsed quinoa in 1.5 cups water and salt & pepper)
    10 large eggs
    4 large egg whites
    6 cups fresh baby spinach
    10 oz. baby bella mushrooms
    Salt & pepper

Tips

These are great to make on a Sunday afternoon so you have a ready-made breakfast for the rest of the week.


Directions

This recipe can be baked in a casserole dish or in muffin cups, but it's fun to bake them in 12 oz. wide-mouth canning or jelly jars.

Preheat oven to 375.

In a saucepan, cook rinsed quinoa in either water or broth. (You will have more than 2 cups cooked quinoa, so reserve the extra in an airtight container for other uses.)

While Quinoa is cooking, start browning crumbled turkey in a large skillet.

While that's happening, slice mushrooms. When sausage is mostly done, add mushrooms and cook until dark and liquid is mostly gone. Add spinach, tossing and cooking until wilted, then remove from heat.

Grease 8 jars. Divide sausage mixture evenly among all jars. Whisk eggs with salt & pepper, and divide between all jars.

Place the jars carefully on a oven racks and bake for 20-25 minutes. When tops are browned, they are done.

Remove from oven and cool. You can put the lids on once they are cool enough to touch (the tops will be puffy and high just after baking, but like a souffle, they will fall). Store jars in the refrigerator until ready to eat. They will keep for about five days.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings in individual jars

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