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Real Food For Busy Moms Pt. 2

on September 2 | in Real Food For Busy Moms | by | with 7 Comments

As promised here is the second installment of our Real Food For Busy Moms series. It’s only been a week since I posted the first batch of recipes so most of you probably haven’t had time to give them a try yet, but if you did I’d love to know how it went!

Spinach, Carmelized Onion and Chevrê Quiche with Potato Crust

This quiche is a quick, elegant meal that’s versatile enough for breakfast, a quick lunch or an elegant dinner party. If you have a mandoline slicing the potatoes is a cinch. Even if you don’t, a potato crust is much faster to make than a traditional flour one (and yummier, too, in my opinion!)

Two Hints:

1. If you don’t have (or like) chevrê, don’t worry. I’ve substituted many kinds of cheese in this recipe and they were all delicious.

2. Make a double batch! It’s not much more trouble and you’ll get more meals for your effort.

Check out Nourished Kitchen for the recipe!

Copycat Whole Foods Salmon Dip

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this dip is really delicious. Although I’ve made this recipe many, many times I can count on one hand the times there have been leftovers.

Quick Tip: Bake the salmon ahead of time and place in fridge to cool. When dinner time rolls around you’ll have less than 10 minutes of prep from start to finish.

Check out the recipe here.

Crispy Pizza

I have been making homemade pizza for years now and this method is by far the easiest I have ever found. I love that it calls for the healthiest of ingredients: raw cheese that ends up only slightly melted, sprouted tortillas, and of course butter.

If you’re feeling adventurous when it comes to toppings, you might adapt this margharita pizza recipe from Whole Foods. I make my own pesto instead of the pre-made it calls for using this recipe. Or how about a chicken alfredo pizza? Or pepperoni and pineapple. I’m getting carried away, aren’t I?

Check out Real Food Digest for the recipe.

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7 Responses to Real Food For Busy Moms Pt. 2

  1. Yum, these look delicious! I just ate liver for the second time and it was delicious. The first time I put it in a chili and the second time in a rice bake. I’m so happy that I’ve found yummy ways to include this nutrient dense, real food into my diet! :)

    • Heather says:

      I suggest you do a recipe post! We try to incorporate liver from time to time, but for the most part I use supplements made from liver for my family . . . just can’t seem to get enough in any other way!

  2. I often do this kind of thing — potato crust and unheard of combinations of healthy ingredients that resemble the classic but rich originals. I’m glad to see you’re doing it for your kids. Not only will it teach them that quiche and pizza don’t have to always be exactly like those of their favorite chain restaurant, but that there are healthier versions. It develops their taste buds and nourishes their bodies, and they will in turn grow up with good eating habits. Bravo.

    • Heather says:

      Thanks, Jonell! My mom, whom we call Gigi, has taken things a step further by planning times to cook with my daughter in order to cultivate her appreciation for food. Katie cooks with me, but here times with Gigi are VERY special, too, and I am so grateful!

  3. Those times with Gigi will make up part of her most precious memories, you can be sure. That is so special, and there is such a nurturing aspect to it, both in terms of body and soul. You are right to be grateful.

  4. Megan says:

    I made both the salmon dip and the quiche this week- both were fabulous, thanks. I am really excited especially about the potato crust. I mainly cook gluten-free and hadn’t found a good substitute for crusts that I could eat. No more crustless quiches for me! Thanks!

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