I will confess that I rarely eat breakfast early in the morning. I know, I know. It is the most important meal. If I am going to the gym or for a run, I will come home later and eat something around 10 or 11 am. I love eggs and all the nice hot breakfast foods but I don’t have time to make them in the morning. Cereal and toast bore me so I usually pick up a piece of fruit or have a cup of yogurt. Sometimes, I just move right to an early lunch.
Yesterday morning, the kids were off from school and my son had a dermatologist appointment. I skipped breakfast, thinking I would eat something after the appointment. That was a mistake and from now on, I am eating breakfast!
At the appointment, my son needed to get some skin cut from his knee. This involved a small needle and 2 stitches. He was very brave about it and wanted to watch the doctor stitch up his knee. As he was about to get up from the chair, he started talking like he was a little drunk and said he was dizzy. The doctor and I thought he was fooling around but all of a sudden he started to fall down and tremble. I went into a panic and thought it was an allergic reaction to the medicine in the needle. The doctor had him lie down with his feet up. He said my son was fine and just a little woozy from seeing the stitching procedure. My son received a piece of candy and after a few minutes was ready to go.
We were on our way down the hallway and all of a sudden I felt as if I was going to pass out. The nurse saw me and now I was the patient lying down. The doctor came back and asked what I had eaten for breakfast. When he found out I didn’t eat, he said to the kids, “This is why breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. So picture this. I’m lying down, feet straight in the air, at a dermatologist’s office. My two kids (plus one other I’m babysitting for the day) are looking at me while the doctor is offering me some candy. Pretty embarrassing, wouldn’t you say? The little guy had an excuse since he had his knee split open. But the mom? What’s her excuse? My neighbor’s son had a good story to tell his parents and we all left with a Twizzler.
The sight of my six year old almost passing out might of had something to do with it. But it would have made things better if I had something in my stomach. A lesson was learned and now I will eat everyday before I leave the house.
So I made these mini crustless quiches which are a great start to your morning. They are filled with low fat yogurt, eggs and veggies. I paired them with fruit and there will be no more fainting at our house. They can be made the night before and popped in the microwave in the morning.
Do you have an embarrassing story? Feel free to post it in the comment section so we can all get a good laugh. Also, still searching for Carol Ann, winner of my cookbook giveaway. Carol, please email me your email address. Have a great weekend!
Spicy Spinach Quiche Cups
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded, cored and minced
1 1/2 cups frozen spinach
1 tsp Italian or Greek seasoning
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together eggs, yogurt and salt. Set aside. In a small frying pan, heat canola oil on medium and cook onions for 5 minutes or until they begin to brown. Add jalapeno, spinach and seasoning. Cook for another 5 minutes or until mixture is cooked well. Add spinach mixture to the egg mixture and stir in feta cheese. Mix well. Heavily spray 8 muffin tins with cooking spray. Fill each muffin tin with egg mixture. Bake for 19 to 22 minutes or until quiches are golden. Cool before carefully removing from the pan.