Half Marathon + Broccoli, Cheddar & Chive Mini Quiche Recipe

June 9th, 2014 | Posted by Erica House in Life

I kicked of my weekend with a bit of shopping and a hair appointment. I have an event this weekend I wanted to look spiffy for, and with Fitbloggin TWO WEEKS away I figured I could justify spending a little bit of money on myself. My hair desperately needed a trim as I was about two months overdue. I love my stylist – she and I both ran our first marathons at the Pensacola Marathon last year and we finished within 4 minutes of each other!

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This weekend I had the great idea to run a half marathon. After dealing with my calf issues for over two weeks I’m so revved up to be running again I wanted to go for a nice long run to celebrate. I actually got up at 4:55 a.m. on Saturday (before my alarm went off) because I was so excited!

I walked outside at 5:30 to start my run and I was punched in the face by the humidity. I literally said out loud, “This is a joke, right?” It was over 90% humidity when I started, and the head index was 93 when I finished nearly 2 and a half hours later.

2014-06-07 08.49.09I had to stop twice, at miles 6 and 9, to hang out in front of a water mister at a playground. I drank about 7-8 cups of water while on the run and still probably lots about 2 pounds of water weight. It was one of the most challenging runs I’ve ever had. Regardless, I’m still damn happy to be running again! Calf cramped up once but when I stopped at mile 6 I massaged it for a bit and it felt fine the rest of the run. Compression socks + ice the rest of the day to aid recovery.

The other highlight of my weekend was spending about 3 hours cooking amazing meals for the week. I made egg fried rice, baked spring rolls, and broccoli, cheddar & chive mini quiches.

2014-06-07 17.14.39For the egg rolls I used Nicole’s recipe for baked eggrolls. I’m keeping all of mine in the freezer to bake as needed which is a first. Usually I just bake them all and reheat them in the microwave each day but I wanted to have them crispy! I add about 1 T. of Chinese Five Spice to her recipe, some fresh ginger, and either double the soy sauce or add 1 T. of Newmans Own Sesame Ginger Dressing if I have it on hand. Otherwise, the recipe is a bit bland. When I add in the extra seasonings it’s delicious.

For the fried rice I do a very modified version of this recipe. I use olive oil in place of all the other oils (just because that’s what I have at home), I omit the edamama and double the amount of peas (because it’s cheaper), and I add 2 cups of finely chopped cauliflower (which looks/tastes just like rice.)

My last creation was something I made up on a whim. I’ve made mini quiche’s before but I decided to try a new flavor combination.

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Broccoli, Cheddar & Chive Mini Quiches

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c. egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cup almond milk (can use regular)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup teeny tiny chopped broccoli (like basically crumbs)
  • 2 T. diced fresh chives
  • 1/2 T. salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 Farenheit and coat a 12 count muffin tray with cooking spray. In a large bowl whisk together first 4 ingredients. Once combined add in the rest. Fill each muffin tin about 3/4 of the way full (don’t over fill or they will spill over!) and sprinkle just a tiny bit of cheddar on top. I usually have a little extra egg mix that I’ll pour in a greased bread tray and throw in the oven as well. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the tops are turning light brown.

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As made each muffin is approximately 60 calories! They are super light and airy. The flavor isn’t overwhelming which could be changed by adding more cheese & chives (and garlic may be a nice touch!) I store mine in a tupperwear container in the fridge and reheat in the microwave for about a minute. They keep very well!

So, that’s my weekend. Running + face stuffing. Pretty standard stuff. Pretty awesome stuff.

How was your weekend? 
Anyone making 4th of July plans yet? I’ve stayed in the last few years but I’m determined to go out and have fun this year!

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21 Responses

  • CARLA says:

    Im wondering what I could use in place of the flour for ME (the child will snarf the flour) and I be our friend COTTER CRUNCH knows….

    • Erica House says:

      If you have any GF flour sub I’d think that would work, but I’m sure Cotter know’s much better than I!

  • YUM! It’s like a healthified version of broccoli and cheddar soup. Hahah. :)

  • I have to say I admire your passions for running. I love running myself but not sure I would be enthusiastic to wake up at 4:30 AM to run a half. One day I shall get there!

    I really liked the Meme you posted “what will you do with your today”? motivated me to make the most our of this Monday. Have an amazing week!

    • Erica House says:

      Mabelle – I’m so happy to hear anything I did helped motivate you to make it a good Monday! The passion for running I have is borderline addictive, but it’s usually a healthy addiction to have ;)

  • Cassie says:

    I seriously need to make 4th of July plans… I’m supposed to spend it with my family but currently looking for better options…

  • Helen says:

    I love all the foods you eat! Looks DELICIOUS! And, nice! I can’t handle humidity, even with just walking. I planned on running a half marathon yesterday but I stopped after mile 8 due to the heat. I should have pushed myself though since I was going at a pretty good pace. Oh well. I ate so much cake this weekend because both days were birthday parties. One for me and one for my cousin. Our birthday is on the 14th but we’re too busy that day to celebrate.

  • These little quiches will be made tonight. I couldn’t meal prep over the weekend, but this seems right :) And holy cow to the humidity. I cannot believe you ran in that. Way to go ;) And I’d totally be under them misters.

    Still planning 4th of July. generally we do something over the hill, but I might just want to stay home since I have 22 on schedule for that weekend. haha.

    • Erica House says:

      Ohhhh 22 isn’t cute – especially in July! Let me know what you think about the quiche’s. I LOVED them fresh out of the oven but today I had one cold and it was a bit ‘meh.’ I’m sure it would have tasted better heated up first.

  • Kat says:

    My Fitbloggin Running buddy and I shall reunite!!

    • Erica House says:

      We are gonna tear Savannah up!

      And by ‘tear it up’ I mean I’ll be in bed by 9 and eat lots of healthy food while I’m there.

  • mmmmmm these quiche looks delish!!!

  • Andrea says:

    SO sad I won’t be at fitbloggin again :-( But, I think your quiches and egg rolls might cheer me up! I am adding them to my “to-make” list- they look so good! And I must say, you are amazing for just going out and running a half! I’m happy if I go out an run 3 miles lol!

  • It looks tasty, but not sure about calories…

    • Erica House says:

      I added all the info up myself and divided by the amount of quiche’s it made so it should be pretty accurate!

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