Obesity and Eating Disorder Recovery Recipe: Gluten-free Quiche

Gluten Free Quiche

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In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.

Eating healthy can be quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The key is in the planning. When you get into the habit of having the right ingredients on hand, meal preparation is a breeze, not a source of agony.

This recipe for quiche has a cauliflower crust that is awesome, and it is loaded with good fat and gluten free!

Gluten-free Bacon (or Mushroom) Quiche Crust

2 cups grated cauliflower* (Use stems of florets, but not green parts The easiest way to grate cauliflower is to do it in a food processor using the grating blade. If you do not have one, a cheese grater works. The idea is to use as much of the head as possible. It should look like snow when you are done.)
2 eggs
1 cup organic coconut flour
a pinch of salt, pepper, italian herbs
1/2 c shredded organic, grassfed mozzarella or provolone cheese (grate your own please)
1/2 c grassfed butter
1/2 Trader’s Point Whole Milk, or any raw/lightly pasteurized, organic, grassfed milk
1 cap of garlic juice

  1. Microwave cauliflower for 3 minutes and drain well. Do not add water! Let it cool completely.
  2. Now you have to wring it out – if you don’t, it won’t work! Just put it in a clean dish towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients with cauliflower to form the dough.
  4. Form into a ball and roll out or simply press it into a 9″ glass pie dish.

Bacon (or Mushroom) Filling

8 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (or 1 cup diced mushroom caps plus butter for sautéing)
1/2 onion, diced
Salt, pepper, Bourbon-smoked Paprika
1 cap garlic juice
6 large eggs
1 cup Trader’s Point full-fat milk (or Snowville heavy cream), or raw/lightly-pasteurized organic grass-fed milk/cream
1 cup shredded cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake pie shell for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven; lower the temperature to 325 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon (or mushroom in grass-fed butter) over medium heat, stirring often, until crisp, about 5 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper as well garlic juice to the bacon fat in the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 or 4 minutes. Transfer the onion to the baked pie shell.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream using a mixer; stir in the cheese (sautéed mushroom) and the cooked bacon.
  5. Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Bake until set, about 40 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Info

Bacon Quiche – one serving – (made with full fat milk) – 495 calories, 40 g of fat, 18 g of protein, 15 g of carbs, 6 g of fiber

Mushroom Quiche – one serving – (made with full fat milk) – 410 calories, 32 g of fat, 15 g of protein, 14 g of carbs, 6 g of fiber

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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