Flat-Belly Diet: Slow Cooker Egg, Spinach, and Mozzarella Casserole
When you prepare this belly-friendly breakfast casserole the night before, your slow cooker does the work for you while you sleep, and you save yourself a trip to the fast-food drive-through. Simply pack your breakfast in an air-tight container, and you're out the door.
One egg contains all nine essential amino acids and is a great source of protein for only 70 calories. You can enjoy eggs any time of day. Pack a hard-boiled egg in your lunchbox for a filling snack, or make an egg salad for lunch.
Add turkey sausage, Canadian bacon, or ham for an even heartier casserole.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours
Yield: 4 servings
1 cup skim milk
1 cup plain, frozen hash browns
2 cups baby spinach
1 tomato, diced
3/4 cup mozzarella
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Pepper, to taste
Coat a 4-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray.
In the slow cooker, whisk the eggs, milk, hash browns, spinach, tomato, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, salt, and pepper.
Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours.
Per serving: Calories 283 (From Fat 132); Fat 15g (Saturated 6g); Cholesterol 436mg; Sodium 373mg; Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 22g.