Seafood Quiche: Easy-to-Prepare Family Meal for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

By Brian K. Davidson, Sarah Krieger

Eggs are great, but adding veggies and seafood makes them irresistible. After you’ve had weight loss surgery, this crustless quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. Have the kids mix all the ingredients and pour it into a prepared casserole pan. While the quiche is baking, start preparing your fresh fruit salad and set the table for a family meal.

Menu:

  • Crustless Seafood Quiche
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Whole-wheat toast

See the following table for serving sizes:

  WLS Patient Kids Age 2 to 8 Older Kids and Adults
Crustless Seafood Quiche 1/2 cup 1/4 to 1/2 cup 1 cup
Fresh Fruit Salad 2 to 4 tablespoons 1/4 to 1/2 cup 1/2 to 1 cup
Whole-Wheat Toast 1/2 to 1 slice 1/2 to 1 slice 1 to 2 slices
Milk No beverages with meals! 1/2 to 3/4 cup 1 cup

Crustless Seafood Quiche

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Stage: Regular foods

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

4 large eggs, whisked

1 cup fat-free sour cream

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

4 ounces crabmeat, canned or fresh

4 ounces cooked bay shrimp

6 large mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon chopped green onion

1 teaspoon lemon juice

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-x-8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, ricotta, Parmesan, onion powder, and nutmeg and whisk for 2 minutes or until smooth.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine jack cheese, crab, shrimp, mushrooms, green onions, and lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Spread seafood mixture evenly into the baking dish. Pour the egg mixture over the seafood mixture.
  5. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Per Serving:Calories 273 (From Fat 128); Fat 14g (Saturated 8g); Cholesterol 234mg; Sodium 418mg; Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 25g; Sugar 4g.

Shredded cooked chicken can be substituted for seafood.

Though egg substitute can be used in many recipes, it’s not a good option here because egg yolks are needed to bind the quiche.

White eggs or brown? It doesn’t matter!

Eggshell color has nothing to do with the nutritional value, flavor, or cooking of the egg. The color of the shell comes from the breed of chicken laying the egg. White-feathered chickens with white ear lobes lay white-shelled eggs, and hens with red feathers and red ear lobes lay brown eggs.