Spinach Bake

Looking for an easy, make-ahead, healthy breakfast?

This spinach bake is a savory, one-skillet meal that will keep you satisfied during a busy morning. Eating savory foods with good, healthy fats for breakfast also helps curb sugar cravings and provides long-term energy to burn throughout the day (as opposed to eating sugary cereals for breakfast which spike blood sugar levels and leaves you exhausted only a few hours later).

My mom used to make them with cottage cheese, but since commercial dairy is not part of the GAPS diet, you can use homemade yogurt, dripped of whey,  and you get a healthy, lactose-free alternative to store-bought dairy!! Also make sure that the cheddar and parmesan cheese you use are good quality--they should be from organic, grass-fed dairy and aged for several months. Usually if they are very firm blocks then I have had no issues with them. I've had some cheeses, though, that have claimed to be made from raw milk and were aged correctly but have hurt my stomach. Make sure it's good stuff!

This spinach bake can be sliced up, frozen, and reheated for busy mornings! Make sure to leave some space between them when freezing or they will freeze together and be hard to separate. I love this dish so much I usually end up eating them as snacks throughout the day too! Having a few already thawed in the fridge makes it easy to grab one of these instead of going for sweet snacks that don't sit so well with my stomach.

Enjoy!

 

some homemade "cottage cheese"

 

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Spinach Bake
Author: Amy MoffatPrep time: 10 minCook time: 50 minServings: about 6

Ingredients:

16 oz frozen chopped spinach
1/3 c grated cheddar cheese
1 lb homemade yogurt, strained of whey (or cottage cheese if not on the GAPS diet)
4 large eggs
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dill
3 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 c chopped onion
2/3 c grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F
Crack eggs in a large bowl and whisk vigorously with a fork to beat
Mix in strained yogurt and cheddar cheese
Add the flour, pepper, and dill, then fold in the spinach
Heat butter in a oven-proof skillet, moving it around so that the bottom and sides are greased
Add chopped onions, and saute over medium heat until fragrant and tender
Pour in the spinach mixture, stir in the onions and butter, and cook for about 3 minutes to firm up the bottom
Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top and place in the oven
Bake for 50 minutes, or until the cheese on top begins to get brown and crispy!
Remove and let cool before serving

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