Quiche Cupcakes and Hold Your Snack Ground!

Hi everyone. Please allow me to tell you a sad but inspiring story of snackage. After many emails were circulated by the parents of my 7 year old’s soccer game to only provide healthy snacks for the players, everyone agreed that that would be a good idea. Hooray! Fast forward to the game. My husband attended the game and returned home with a tearful son:

We had cheese sticks and clementines and the other team had bags of chocolate chip cookies!”

Here’s the inspiring part: My husband pulled me aside and said it really wasn’t fair. I held my ground, explained to the husband how we need to be on the same page about the confusing message to serve cookies at a health promoting sports class. He agreed and we explained to the boy how important it is to eat healthfully to have the energy to be strong in order to play the game. He was still pissed.

Sheesh. It s not easy holding firm to what I believe in, especially when my son thinks I am the bad guy, but I do believe it is for the best to keep up the effort to promote healthy eating habits.

Here’s a recipe for a hand held snack that could be substitution for junk at a soccer game, pizza at a birthday party, car snacks or what you can bring to a family/friend get together. Think out of the box and take back your family’s snacks!!!

Cupcake Quiches:

4 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease a 12 cup cupcake tin with canola oil or butter or use cupcake paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and milk.
Add the bread crumbs,salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Pour egg mixture into cupcake cups cups, leaving at least a centimeter at the top. On six of the cupcakes, sprinkle on crumbled up goat cheese and grated cheddar on the other six. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!
P.S. Sarah Vogel’s (http://svldnj.com/)seedlings are growing like mad in her basement which means we will be starting my vegetable garden VERY soon -we’ll keep you posted!

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11 Responses

  1. Good for you for standing your ground. We are always modeling for them – we have to keep believing that. Now about those quiche cupcakes. OMG – so, so good.
    (I have to figure out how to change my google identity)

  2. maybe i was a bad coach, but i seriously felt that as long as each kid brought water, they could live the hour or so without a snack. especially when they finished at lunchtime.

  3. Ellen-I don't believe they need snacks either but I have to choose to food battles! Emily K,you can definitely freeze them and I would flash freeze them individually and then put them all in a freezer ziploc bag.
    Thanks for your comments!

  4. My son says his PE teacher gives them donuts. There is no hope. Like you, I have always thought it absurd to give packaged garbage to kids during a healthy event. And don't get me started on the waste from all those packages………

  5. I just made my shopping list and can't wait to make these healthy cupcakes! I fully support teaching our kids to enjoy healthy snacks and not just the junk they're offered at every turn. Thanks Alma! -Jackie

  6. the snacks are out of control. i know a lot has been written about it lately. my son is about to start baseball and goodness knows what will be going on there. i think they'll live without junk to munch on right after the game!

  7. We just went to Six Flags during Passover and brought our lunch. So instead of fried food, we had yogurts and cottage cheese and apples etc. And because it was Passover, the kids didn't whine at me to buy junk food snacks- at all! Miracle! Maybe we should only go to Six Flags on Pesach. Nah.
    Definitely trying this – my kids love quiche.

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