March 26, 2012

Light Spinach Breakfast Squares {SRC}

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Did I ever tell you all how much I enjoy being a part of the Secret Recipe Club???

I have been a member for over 6 months now and ever time it's a new adventure and delicious dish. It doesn't matter the experience, the health conscious or the taste of each of these bloggers, each and everyone brings something delicious to the table.
This month I have the pleasure to introduce you to Daily Dish Recipes . I have spent weeks {well three to be exact} scanning over ever inch of this blog, recipe after recipe for what I was going to grab me and get me in the kitchen while still staying healthy and swim-suit ready.

I had some serious temptations with these caramel coconut cupcakes {I have a very soft side for coconut cupcakes thanks to my bestie Nicole, her's are amazing}. Then I wondered over to the homemade strawberry irish cream soda's and being that I have just made an Italian Soda, I thought this lined up perfectly with that delicious concept. I am Irish after all, so a soft drink like this, and homemade, had to be amazing. 
Well, as I perused and drooled and contemplated recipe after recipe, I finally landed on this fabulous breakfast treat. I have a weak spot for spinach and it sort-of screams out to me on a page when I am looking through magazines or recipes because the flavor is so light, yet the color and health benefits are hard to ignore. 
I saw the word spinach and eagerly waited on my slow {work} computer to load up the post... I was so excited. Breakfast and spinach is a combination I happen to obsesses over and try to create as often as possible {like having two poached eggs over spinach on and english muffin Sunday morning at brunch, washed down with just a few bloody mary's}. 

But why not have something as delicious cooked at home?

I mean, I will always be up for Sunday brunch with never-ending bloody mary's but on those off days that I can't get there... you better believe I am turning to recipes just like this.

This delicious spinach breakfast recipe was passed along by a friend and I was so happy to come in counter with it. An easy was to get everyone eating their spinach and loving it too. 

Breakfast just got better, and easier too. Eat immediately or save the rest to reheat and eat the rest of the week. The most important meal of the day is now in squares and is going to start your day right.

Light Spinach Breakfast Squares
Servings: 6


1 cup Bisquick
2 egg whites
1 egg
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

Second layer
1 10oz pkg. of frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 jalapeño, diced
1 1/2 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese (1% milk)
3/4 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded (I used HeluvaGood with jalapeno's)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 egg whites
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the thawed spinach from package, and press dry with a towel, removing as much moisture as possible.

In one bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Spread the first level of batter into a greased 11″X7″ baking pan. In another bowl, combine the second layer of ingredients and gently spoon the mixture over the batter already in the pan. Sprinkle with any remaining monterey jack cheese to top.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. Check to be sure it is cooked all the way through, by inserting a toothpick into the center. It should come out clean. 

Serve hot.
Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 
Recipe adopted by Daily Dish Recipes

*Helpful Hints: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once cooked it can be frozen, but I recommend cutting it into squares first and storing them not touching in an airtight container lined with waxed paper. When ready to eat, remove a piece from the freezer, wrap loosely in a paper towel, and heat in the microwave for 1 minute, turn or flip, then add 30 -45 seconds or until hot.
calories 251
fat 9g
 cholesterol 92mg
  sodium 725m
 carbohydrate 21g 
fiber 2g
 protein 20g

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The Home Cook said...

I love a good breakfast casserole like this. Sounds great!

Moore or Less Cooking said...

That looks amazing Laura! I have to try it, thank goodness it is light, I could eat the whole casserole!


dena said...

Looks really yummy!

Gingered Whisk said...

Oh, yum! I love spinach, too, and I love incorporating it into breakfast! I definitely want to give this recipe a try now! :)

Steph said...

This looks heavenly! I might have to surprise my co-workers with some yumminess :)

Lindsay Seal said...

That looks so good! I'll have to try it soon!

Bakeaholic Carrie said...

WOW this looks amazing! Great photos as well.

Patti said...

This looks great Laura! I'm a big spinach fan myself! I've added Chinese Pork Dumplings. Stop by if you get a chance!

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out said...

Yum, this looks good. Cheese,'s hitting all the right notes for me!

Tiffany said...

This is so right up my alley..... I could eat these breakfast, lunch and dinner, thanks for sharing and for taking such fantastic pictures!

Deelicious Sweets said...

What a great SRC choice! I love everything about this recipe and it's so easy to boot! Great pictures :)

Cut `n Clean Greens said...

That looks GREAT! Perfectly timed to National Spinach Day, which is TODAY! We like it so much, we're sharing it on our Facebook page
Come LIKE us if you wish...we have lots and lots of greens recipes.
Thanks for sharing this recipe, and for photographing it so beautifully.

--You friendly farmers at Cut `n Clean Greens

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

This looks so good! I wish I could have started my day with this! I just became a member of the SRC and I have to say it's amazing! I'm so excited for next month. This recipe sounds incredible and it looks so delicious, what a great choice to recreate!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Yum, I need to get back into baking things for breakfast again.

Stacey Rider said...

I want some now... this looks amazing and something I will try!

Kiri W. said...

Wow, this looks amazing! :) I am a huge fan of spinach myself!
I really hope to join the SCR once I qualify, it looks like so much fun!

Pegasuslegend said...

this looks incredible!

withoutadornment said...

These squares look amazing and seem like a perfect alternative to cereal for breakfast! :)

Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said...

Love the combination of spinach and eggs!

Tami said...

I love the combo of spinach and cheese. You've made a pretty dish that looks delicious!

Kamila Gornia said...

I'm not familiar with bisquick what could I use instead of it please? Looks wonderful!

Ruchi M said...

Love the way the colors come together and it looks mouth-watering.


Abby said...

Hi! I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! I just love your blog :)

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

I love spinach and this looks so delicious!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I don't eat enough spinach, this looks really good!

Nicole @ The Daily Dish said...

You made these look so pretty!! Beautiful breakfast, I am so glad you chose this one!

Nicole @ The Daily Dish said...

P.S. You should definitely try the Caramel Coconut Cupcakes sometime. (sorry I wanted to write more, and I got interrupted so I just clicked "publish" and I wasn't really done - so I'm back).
Your blog is beautiful and I can't stop hoping I get you down the line somewhere, can't wait to try a few things!! :)

Kristen said...

That dish looks just like my kind of breakfast. I am a total spinach freak. I love Nicole's blog. You had some great recipes to choose from!!

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

This looks fantastic! I love spinach too and I love breakfast foods. I also love the idea of dishes that will still let me be ready for bikini season. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I love how good this looks and even better that it's light.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee said...

great recipe to make. I love casseroles like this.

Melanie said...

We must become breakfast buddies as I see we have the exact same tastes! This recipe looks awesome for an easy breakfast to have on hand all week! Thanks for sharing such yumminess!

VeggieWiz said...

Love spinach too! This looks amazinG!

Virtually Vegan Mama said...

This looks delicious :) going to have to veganize this because I love spinach!

carrey248 said...

That looks good- any suggestions to make it clean? I'd love to try it....