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Easy low-carb quiche. Leeks are also known for being a "mood boosting" root vegetable. "The stores of flavonoid helps to prevent the breakdown of serotonin and dopamine....brain chemicals that sooth stress and foster feelings of happiness." First for Women Magazine 3/26/12
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Clean the leeks well to remove any sand. Slice thinly and saut? in butter until tender. Beat the eggs, cream, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Put about 3/4 of the cheese in a greased pie plate or quiche pan. Evenly spread the leeks over the cheese. Pour in the egg mixture; top with the remaining cheese. Bake at 350? for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on top. Let stand a few minutes before slicing.
Can be frozen
This is based on a recipe from the Atkins website. I bought Gruyere cheese as the recipe said, but after smelling it, I ended up using Swiss cheese instead. Gruyere is much too strong and stinky for my taste. Adding a bit of the cheese to the top of the quiche gave it a little bit of crunch,
Per Serving: 235 Calories; 20g Fat; 12g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
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