Bone Healthy Recipe: No Crust Spinach Pie

Nutrition / August 29, 2014

Author: Monica Lam-Feist, BS

Monica is AlgaeCal’s Content Marketing Manager. Monica completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Studies and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and played Varsity soccer for the Wisconsin Badgers, Vancouver Whitecaps and for the Canadian Women's National Team. She brings a holistic and unique perspective and pulls from her experience in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal.

This no-crust spinach pie is a healthy and simple recipe to put in your lunch or dinner rotation! Spinach provides a fully loaded, nutrient rich package in a small amount of calories. Dark leafy greens such as spinach are important for skin, hair and bone health and also provide iron and vitamins and minerals.Spin-Mush-Crustless-Quiche-close-300x2251

If you are worried about spinach being high in oxalates, don’t be. While there have been studies indicating that oxalate foods such as spinach inhibit calcium absorption, the reduction is quite small and should not prevent you from eating spinach. The many valuable nutrients it contains far outweighs this concern. If you would like an alternative though, you can use kale instead, which also is a nutrient dense vegetable boasting high amounts of calcium and vitamin K.
Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup organic mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup organic red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 lb. ricotta cheese
  • 9 ounces frozen organic spinach, drained
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1 cup grated cheese blend

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Sauté mushrooms and peppers 5-7 minutes, or until softened
  4. Cool
  5. Blend all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Pour into a buttered pan and top with cheese blend
  7. Bake 40 minutes

Comments
laurel

looks great but the pic shows a crust and there is no crust in the recipe

Monica

Hi Laurel,

You’re correct, the picture does show a crust! Unfortunately the picture we took for this recipe didn’t turn out very well quality-wise and so we used a different one. Apologies for the confusion.

– Monica from Algaecal

SKM

Well, then please post one that looks good so we can see what this looks like? Or, give us the recipe for the one with the crust.

Monica

Hi Laurel,

The picture has been updated for the no-crust spinach pie.

– Monica from AlgaeCal

Patty

How much potassium is in each serving?

Monica

Hi Patty,

Pulling the ingredients into http://nutritiondata.self.com/ each serving has about ~650 mg of potassium. It will fluctuate depending on the type of cheese blend and mushroom you use. I looked at white mushrooms in this case.

– Monica

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