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Healthy Vegetable Strata Recipe

Looking for a recipe you can enjoy at breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Try our vegetable strata! A strata is a casserole made with eggs, cheese, and stale cubed bread or hash browns, but MaxLiving’s strata recipe contains cubed Ezekiel bread instead. You can experiment with this veggie strata recipe and use any combination of vegetables and cheese you prefer. You can even assemble it the night before and cook it the next day.
For an Advanced Plan version of this vegetable and cheese strata, leave out the bread — this makes an egg strata that is like a delicious, crustless quiche.
Core Plan Approved
Advanced Plan – leave out the bread
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9" x 13" pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or grapeseed oil)
  • ½ onion chopped or grated
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped or pressed
  • 1 cup vegetable of choice (organic grated zucchini, chopped asparagus, chopped baby bella mushrooms, spinach, or artichoke hearts)
  • ½– ¾ cup cheese (raw cheddar, goat cheese, fontina, parmesan, or your favorite cheese)
  • ½ tsp sea salt divided
  • 8 eggs organic free-range
  • 1 cup almond milk (or organic whole milk or goat milk)
  • 2 tbsp organic dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried parsley)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 slices Ezekiel bread (or any sprouted bread) (crusts removed and cut into cubes)(Core Plan only)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, thyme, and garlic and cook until soft. Add in the vegetables and ¼ teaspoon of the salt and cook, remove while still somewhat crips. Set aside.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, parsley, pepper, and remaining salt.
  • Butter a 9×13 baking dish and place the bread across the bottom. Spread veggie mixture over the bread then sprinkle with ½ of the cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and top with remaining cheese. Let stand for about 10–15 minutes to let the bread soak up some of the liquid.
  • Bake in a 375º oven for about 30 minutes or until firm in the center and browned on top.
  • Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serve.