I am legit eating this breakfast casserole as I type and I’m kinda obsessed with it. I have made eggy breakfasts before with veggies, but something about this combination of feta and broccoli and bell peppers is just so scrumptious.
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EGGS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU!
When I was a kid you couldn’t get me near an egg, but as an adult? Love em’. LOVE. THEM. I’m stoked my kiddo loves them too because they are SO good for you.
In addition to raising your good cholesterol, they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that are super good for your eyes, lowering your risk for age-related eye disorders. And, they are packed with protein, aid in weight loss and help with brain development and memory. Stoked they are the hero of my breakfast casserole!
BROCCOLI FOR BREKKY, YES.
I have found that incorporating healthy veggies into my breakfast is a great way to get extra nutrients in for the day. Since I’m never gonna be an “eat a salad” for breakfast kinda girl, I love finding other ways to sneak them in.
Muffins are a perfect place and casseroles are good too. Broccoli is a great anti-inflammatory edition to this breakfast casserole as it adds even more vitamins, antioxidants and may even help protect our bodies from certain cancers. And, when you pair broccs with feta? OMG.
LOW CARB, MODERATE FAT + PROTEIN
Most of my recipes are keto-friendly, so they are low carb with higher fat and protein. While I try to ensure more fat than protein, this breakfast casserole is pretty even with a little over 11 grams of fat and 12 grams of protein per slice.
Each slice is only 4.5 net carbs making it a great breakfast or lunch if you’re keeping things low carb.
TIPS & TRICKS
You know I like my recipes as easy as humanly possible, so I use frozen organic broccoli instead of fresh, basically because I find dealing with a huge head of broccoli super annoying. So, if you go the frozen broccoli route, just make sure you steam it in the bag for a few minutes under what the instructions tell you to. Basically, you want them to no longer be frozen but you don’t want them mushy or overdone since they are going to be placed in the breakfast casserole, which then bakes in the oven.
I also measure my ingredients if I’m not sure. Since I like to make sure I’m eating the right macronutrient ratios, I use a scale to keep myself honest (especially with CHEESE!). I am OBSESSED with the scale I got in my Spring Breo Box because you can enter a code corresponding to the food you’re weighing and it brings up all the nutrition facts. Breo always sends me the best gadgets and they gave me a coupon code for $15 bucks off (KS15) if you decide to check them out)!
As long as you spray your baking dish, there should be no issue with sticking. I like to use coconut oil spray, but you can use whatever you’d like to grease your dish. In order to get 10 nice size servings, I use a 9 x 13 baking dish.
BROCCOLI + FETA BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE
Dropping the recipe for you below. Feel free to add extra veggies if your heart desires! Red onion would be a great addition!
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