Kale and Red Onion Low-Carb Breakfast Squares
Kale and Red Onion Low-Carb Breakfast Squares are a delicious way to start your day with a healthy dose of veggies! Use Breakfast Recipes for more recipes like this one.
Don’t you think these Kale and Red Onion Low-Carb Breakfast Squares look like a delicious and nutritious breakfast? Australian nutritionist and blogger Kathryn Elliott writes Limes and Lycopene, and she’s been writing lately about including vegetables in every meal. If you’re trying to eat more vegetables (and you probably should be!) starting the day with a breakfast casserole that includes vegetables is a great idea.
This recipe is a variation of Swiss Chard and Mushroom Squares, using some of the Red Russian Kale from my garden. This is the same plant I used raw when I made Red Russian Kale and Red Cabbage Slaw, but this time the kale is sauteed with red onions, and then cooked more when the dish is baked. If you don’t have a vegetable garden with this variety of kale, you could make this with any type of kale, but it may need to be sauteed a bit longer with thicker types of kale. Do try it though, the kale adds a savory goodness to the breakfast casserole that I thought was really delicious!
How to Make Kale and Red Onion Low-Carb Breakfast Squares:
(This is just a summary of the steps in the photos; scroll down for complete recipe)
- I used enough kale to fill my salad spinner, which would be about one bunch of kale if you got it at a store or farmers market. Remove stems from kale and wash well and spin dry.
- Pile kale leaves up on top of each other and cut into thin strips, about 3/4 inch wide. You’ll probably need to do this in several bunches.
- Then turn the cutting board the other way and cut the strips so the kale is chopped into squares that are a bit less than an inch square.
- The onion and kale are sauteed briefly in a frying pan, then place in a bowl and add eggs, cheese, bread crumbs (if using), and a dash of Spike seasoning.
- Pour into baking pan that’s been sprayed lightly with olive oil or nonstick spray to keep the eggs from sticking, and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
- The breakfast casserole is done when the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned. Serve hot, with sour cream or salsa if desired.
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Swiss Chard and Mushroom Squares
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Mushroom-Lover’s Frittata with Spinach and Cheese
Artichoke Rosemary Frittata
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Red Russian Kale and Red Onion Savory Breakfast Squares
(Makes 6 servings, Recipe adapted from Regina Schrambling’s Collard Squares.)
1 bunch Red Russian Kale, chopped, or use any other variety of kale
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (1/2 tsp. teaspoon minced garlic)
1/2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Tamari or other soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce if needed)
1 C grated cheese (I used a blend of Italian cheeses)
1/4 cup 100% whole wheat bread crumbs (optional; I’ve made this many times without the bread crumbs)
6 eggs, beaten well
1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut off kale stems and discard, then wash kale leaves and dry well. (I used a salad spinner.)
Pile kale leaves up on top of each other and cut into strips about 3/4 inch wide, then turn cutting board the other way and cut again so you have squares just under an inch square. Chop onion into pieces about 1/2 inch.
Heat olive oil in large heavy frying pan, then add onions and saute 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute about 2 more minutes, then add kale, turning over as it wilts and sauteeing about 5 minutes, or until kale is significantly wilted and softened.
Put sauteed vegetables into large bowl and add Tamari, cheese, bread crumbs, beaten eggs, and Spike seasoning. Stir gently until ingredients are well distributed.
Spray pen with olive oil or nonstick spray and pour in egg mixture. (I was cooking it in my Oster Toaster Oven, and used a pan that’s 11.5 X 7.5 inches.)
Bake 20-25 minutes until eggs are well set and the top is lightly browned. Serve hot. This is good with sour cream or salsa.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Kale and Red Onion Low-Carb Breakfast Squares are a great dish for low-carb diet plans, and for any phase of the South Beach Diet.
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