Last week I shared our favorite spinach, mushroom, and feta breakfast casserole, and a little bit about why we do our meal prep on Sundays. Basically we all have different schedules and prepping our meals ahead of time is the easiest way to eat healthy and save money. Since we are a family of four, we make a breakfast casserole as well as a big batch of oatmeal. This week we made this parmesan zucchini casserole and our cranberry orange baked oatmeal bars. A lot of people have asked us how we incorporate veggies into our breakfast and making a casserole is my best answer. If we don't have veggies included in our breakfast, we just make a basic green smoothie to go with whatever we have planned. Sometimes that means something as simple as protein pancakes and a green smoothie. Eating veggies at breakfast doesn't have to be a challenge!
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Yields: 8 pie slices
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
- 1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
- 2 small- medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a round baking dish.
- Beat eggs together with garlic powder, salt, and pepper until combined- set aside.
- Thinly slice the zucchinis and spread an even layer in the greased round baking dish. Pour a thin layer of the beaten eggs over the first layer of zucchini. Add another even layer of sliced zucchini followed by another thin layer of eggs. Repeat until there are no remaining zucchini slices or eggs. Should be two layers, maybe 3 if the zucchinis are large.
- Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the top of the zucchini and eggs. Then place in the oven to bake for 25- 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Reheat in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Buy local, free range, organic, pasture-raised eggs if possible.
- Avoid buying low-fat cheese. Our bodies need a healthy dose of fat to feel satiated and for proper cell function, among many other things.