Low Fat/Calorie Quiche for Summer Brunch

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Amy Mewborn | QuicheIt’s summer, and we love to eat al fresco during the summer.  It’s also a great time for outdoor brunches with your friends.

One of my and Mike’s favorite Saturday morning times together is at Champagne French Bakery in Encinitas.  We LOVE their fruit crepes and Quiche Lorraine.  And although the quiche is actually high in protein and good for you in many ways, it is also very high in calories and fat!

So, here’s my tips for making a healthier, lower calorie Quiche Lorraine:

  1. Trade out ham or bacon for Canadian Bacon.
  2. Use low fat or fat free evaporated milk in place of cream.
  3. Use a number of egg whites in place of full eggs.
  4. Consider some feta and/or low fat swiss in place of cheddar or full fat swiss.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 12 oz can of fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 pieces of chopped canadian bacon
  • 1/4 cup low fat swiss
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 4 sliced green onions
  • 1 frozen pie shell


Preheat oven to 375.  In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and egg whites together.  Add in evaporated milk, salt, and cayenne pepper and whisk again.  Add in bacon, cheese and green onions.  Pour the batter into the frozen pie shell.

Bake the quiche for about 45-50 minutes of until the center is slightly soft and puffy (should still be moist as it will continue to set).  Cool for about 10-15 minutes and serve warm.  Serves eight.  Should cut your calories in about half – from almost 650 calories per slice to about 300 calories per slice.
Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Amy MewbornOriginally from the Midwest, Amy moved to San Diego in 2001. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Amy had been a Financial Advisor since 1997. When Amy began taking Pilates with her neighbor Wendy, in 2006, she fell in love with the method and benefits of the program and knew she wanted to help others achieve their fitness goals. It was not until Amy took her first barre class that she discovered her true passion for fitness. She loved the challenge and energy of each class. And more importantly, she was excited by the results as her body became more toned than through any other workout routine she had tried in the past. Amy would be one of the best testimonials for Fit in 60 Pilates and Barre. In less than a month’s time, attending 4-5 classes a week, Amy went from a size 10/12 to a size 6. She came home one day and told her husband, Mike that “if every girl knew this, every girl would do it.” Amy is passionate about getting to know her clients and provide modifications and corrections to challenge every client, while making classes as safe as possible. Amy lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Mike, and her dog Emma. She loves what she does, and is thrilled to present the Fit in 60 workout to Carlsbad and Carmel Valley and is eager to help women look and feel great!


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