By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2016-01-20 06:35:06 -0600
Started 2012-03-12 16:34:34 -0500

A few words before I get into the actual meal plan.

Some folks here on DC have suggested that I post this as a new discussion. As I won't be around here forever (no not planning on leaving, but circumstances beyond my control may intervene), I thought it a good idea.

This started out for me as an experiment to see if I could actually manage my Blood Glucose (BG) levels without diabetes medications simply by what I ate. I had been on DiabeticConnect for some time by then, and had seen others who have done it, but I had thought I had Type 2 diabetes too long, but the idea did have an attraction to me. I had seen type 2 folks on higher doses of insulin that made my dose of 15 U AM and 13 U PM of NPH like a “baby dose” of insulin.

So when I dropped my insulin vial and it shattered on the tile floor and I had no more insulin available I sent for a refill, but while I waited on the refill, I decided to try to keep my carbs ultra low and check how I was doing. To my pleasant surprise, my BG levels stayed in the 130s (near the 7s for you who don't use the USA measurement schema )

That told me my pancreas was putting out enough insulin for it to be possible to try my experiment.

Well I started my experiment in Feb 2011 and during that time I have kept my BG levels in the normal range (70 to 130 – 4 to 7 for our non USA friends) the lowest my measured A1c happened to go was 5.5, and I lost 65 lbs by Feb 2012. I have modified it a bit for my Kidney issues in the meantime but I am on the same basic meal plan now, and may continue on this till something happens which may change it.

IMPORTANT: I also want you to know that I am not a medical professional, (nor do I play one on TV) nor am I a Registered Dietician (RD) and you might want to check this plan out with one or both of those categories of people.

So without further ado:


I have discontinued eating bread of any kind (biscuits, buns, tortillas cornbread, ect. – most anything from a grain source)

I eat a low carb high protein menu.

For breakfast I eat 2 hard boiled eggs (or two eggs served any style – here lately, I've been eating a crustless quiche with cut up mushrooms, diced garlic, diced onions and coarse ground black pepper) and a small serving of fruit. (usually 1/4 or 1/2 C depending on the carb. yield of the fruit. My usual is 1 small clementine orange. But if I am out of the clementines I also eat mostly berries as they are lower on the glycemic index than many other fruits. (I stay away from bananas as they are quite high in carbs and also are not good for me due to my kidney issues. Too much potassium.)

>>Really what you can have is more determined by how your metabolism reacts to certain foods or drinks. See to determine one's body's reaction to a certain food or drink. Since we are all different what may spike me may not spike you and vice versa. )

BACK To the Menu:
For lunch, I generally grill (on a Geo Foreman type grill) a boneless skinless chicken breast I usually “butterfly” it to reduce the thickness. I add to that chicken breast NON or LOW starch vegetables. Green Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, "California Blend" mix, or stir fry, or Zucchini, or yellow squash.
I haven't developed a taste for Brussels sprouts yet, but that is OK too, I think,
I choose one of my usual fruit choices (from the breakfast menu)
(Your taste buds and your meter will be your guide there)

For the evening meal I usually eat a grilled (same method) hamburg pattie (85/15%). I add to that one of the Veggie choices from the lunch menu and one of the fruit choices from the Breakfast menu. I usually pick out veggies or fruits I have not had already that day.

For variety I sometimes Roast a turkey breast in the oven and serve it in the place of one of the protein selections.

Likewise I either make or heat up frozen meatballs and use that in place of one of the protein selections.

So this is my meal plan I followed in my experiment.
Should you choose to try a similar experiment I'd like to know how you're doing on it.

I also found that the idea of “experiment” useful for me. That way I didn't fail, the experiment did!

I'd love to hear your comments on this.

Blessings to you and yours!

To your BETTER health.

James Baker

204 replies

smoke 1
smoke 1 2016-01-20 06:35:06 -0600 Report

Good for you on your plan. Mine is about the same. As far as Brussel sprouts there is a good recipe for roasted Brussel sprouts on the net. I have tried it and really like it, and so does every one that tried it.

Dixiemom 2015-11-18 12:00:37 -0600 Report

Hi Jay, your new diet sounds great, something I should be doing and am not. If something works don't change it. Good luck and happy low numbers.

callie8 2015-11-02 12:27:52 -0600 Report

Thanks James!!This is easy enough to try and then you won me over with the chicken salad…I make this a lot . I can eat it for days on end…I get in these moods where I do good and then I am so busy in my life. Then I start doing poorly and then I get the quilt trip. At my age of 56. I have to start thinking of getting serious. Which I have done over and over. I will try this…but most of all I have to get exercise…like my Dr told me 2 weeks ago. I will get back to you .Really I knew this I am just a hard headed diabetic.

Sam1115 2015-09-07 06:56:21 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing…I'm encouraged about getting to eat some fruit!! Oh bread, how I do miss you :-/

jayabee52 2015-11-03 00:06:43 -0600 Report

you are most welcome.
I used to love bread too, but once it was out of my life, I really didn't miss it.

urquidi2015 2015-08-15 19:16:08 -0500 Report

Hi James , I like this. I feel this is do-able for me. Since I am not a big "bread" eater, I should not have a problem with this. I will most definitely apply this. Thank you !!!

Velociwrecker 2015-06-21 22:58:29 -0500 Report

I would love to try this but mixing my morning metformin with eggs makes my stomach ache for days. I wonder what I'd be able to replace that with

jayabee52 2015-06-21 23:33:16 -0500 Report

Howdy Velo
You don't HAVE to eat eggs for breakfast. you could have foods which
are not thought of traditionally as breakfast foods.
You may also be able to get of diabetes meds altogether, so you might enjoy eggs for breakfast again.

cmr55 2015-06-09 08:16:45 -0500 Report

That is pretty much how I eat and how I got off insulin along with exercise. It works for me. If I do want a bread I can eat rye or sour dough. Just a thin slice.

Cherish3 2015-05-30 08:19:29 -0500 Report

JAMES, I really like your basic plan here but I have a few questions. What about the portions? I love veggies and I like a good portion of meat.
I love salads and I have an olive oil and vinegar dressing that I make and use and I do put onions in my salad and a few grape tomatoes. I also use ranch dressing which I make myself and I use the low fat mayo and milk. Is that ok?
Also, I eat cheese stix sometimes as a side with my meal. I can give up the sandwiches, but the cornbread is one of my favorite things! Would there be room for an occasional piece? I see that you don't include any starches at all so is that a rigid rule or would an occasional small serving of rice or potato be permissible?
The hardest thing for me would be to abstain from sweets! I will try fruits again, but I just bought some peaches and they were sour! I can eat the little fruit cups without a problem, so how would that be?
I know I am wiggling here, but it is hard for me to go so radical all at once cuz I am used to eating sweets (I know, bad!) and some starches. I have a 14 yr old grandchild that visits me frequently and stays maybe a week end so she looks fwd to the ice cream I serve her. She is going to spend the whole month of June with me so I have to have these treats in the house for her. (It's a grandma thing).
So anymore tips you have would be appreciated. Thank you so much for sharing this experiment!

jayabee52 2015-05-30 10:19:21 -0500 Report

I myself used to be a big bread eater. And starches are permissable after you've been on the plan for a few months. My insulin resistance was reduced when the fat was gone.

Once I lost the 65 lbs of fat I found I could eat something from the no-no list without affecting my BG too bad.

I didn't make a habit of it or eat a lot of whatever I endulged in. In cases like that I followed my what my meter told me. If I ate something and 2 hrs later my BG was through the roof, I knew that I snould refrain from it in the future.

You have to know yourself. Knowing myself, I found that it was better for me to jump in with both feet rather than ease into it.

When you buy the fruit cups. pay attention to what the fruit is packed in. I will only buy fruit packed in juice. I won't buy fruit packed in syrup or with something like splenda in it. The heavy syrup is asking for a spike in BG. Light syrup is the same only not as high a spike. I cannot eat splenda sweetened stuff as it gives me a laxitive effect and the splenda is bad for the environment as well.

You don't want to disappoint your granddaughter. I don't have any grand kids yet, but my #2 son and wife have a bun in the oven and am looking forward to the time when I can wind them up and send them back to the parents. (terrible of me)

When you have your granddaughter over, it doesn't mean you have to eat the ice cream. You could eat a cup of fruit when she has ice cream. I know for a sweet treat I eat seedless grapes (only a doz at a time). Who knows maybe she will want to do what grandma is doing?

I feel like I am writing a book again.

Let me know if you have further questions


Cherish3 2015-05-30 12:04:21 -0500 Report

About the grandparent scene. To have them over, feed them the things that they love and then send them home for the parents to handle is the privilege and right of the grandparents. It is a given!
I still wonder what you think about the salads and dressings that I mentioned?
Another time when I was endeavoring to eat better, I found that if I limited my starches to one small helping per meal, I did fine. So I am thinking to start off with I could limit a starch to only one meal of the day and that way it would not be so radical. Then as the weight loss slows down, I could cut it even more until I lost enough to allow the one per day again. How does that sound? I even allowed myself one sweet maybe on Sunday and still did ok.. But if this seems too lenient, let me know.. I just am very weak with the sweets.
I also love cabbage and there is a Birdseye "Pepper stir fry" that has large chunks of red and green peppers and onions that would be good with the chicken or hamburger if you can tolerate that. Also, another way to fix the chicken breast is to take a boneless skinless breast and cut it lengthwise once and then I cut those into small slices. I season it with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I then prepare a frying pan with some heated olive oil in it (Maybe 1 or 2 T) and then cook the chicken in it on medium heat. It takes very little time and is delicious!
SOoo what do you think about these options for me? I hope you don't think I am trying to override you with the recipes I shared cuz I know you are the one that has the victory story here!
Thx again for you patience!

jayabee52 2015-06-21 22:44:51 -0500 Report

I don't intend for this meal plan to be a straight jacket. I indended to give an outline of what worked for me. However I know that each of us reacts differently to the same inputs in food, drink and meds, so you have to work with the metabolism that you have.

The pepper stir fry sounds like something I might like to try sometime.


Roger Chenoweth
Roger Chenoweth 2015-02-20 09:53:23 -0600 Report

I think your plan does sound pretty good. I seem to be a little more tolerant of the whole grain types of bread. I've tried some banana peanut butter oatmeal which came out pretty good. But usually I have an omelet. But I can definitely
take some ques from your plan.

Ruth2015 2015-02-17 21:17:41 -0600 Report

Oh James it sound good but every body body is diffrent it sound really interested i use zucchini to make pasta and califlower to make rice I eat quinoa also some fruits I don't try because of carbs and sugar. (:

jayabee52 2015-02-17 21:48:47 -0600 Report

I don't eat fruits like bananas either, and because of my dialysis, eating fruits like "star fruit" is supposed to be deadly for me. I do eat a lot of berry fruits like blueberry, strawberry abd razberry and get good results.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-11 08:39:23 -0600 Report

wow, I have kidney issues and I eat bananas all the time, I never knew they bananas are bad for kidneys. I am going to try some of what you do. The one thing I did take note about your plan is how much thought you put into what you eat. And that's what I need to do. So I will take the time today to lay out a plan for my eating…Thanks for being so encouraging

Cherokeemaiden 2015-01-18 11:40:41 -0600 Report

James, after reading over your diet plan it sounds similar to an Atkins way of eating, except for the fruit. I always thought fruit was kinda taboo because they are higher in carbs. I have been eating lower carbs for the past several days, but no difference in BS, if anything it was a little higher this AM, and have actually gained a pound. Is this normal at first?

jayabee52 2015-02-09 03:13:57 -0600 Report

Yes it is similar to Atkins, but I wasn't aware of Atkins before I developed this plan.

No from my experience it is not normal. There could be any number of reasons for your elevated BG (blood glucose) in the AM.
As far as wt gain, I wasn't paying attention to my weight when I started the plan but about 3 mo into it, I noticed my pants fitting looser.

MaryYouBetcha 2015-01-12 13:22:51 -0600 Report

Wow - just posted on my profile that I was going to search out low carb diets. I have an endo appointment Thursday and my A1C is horrible due to my giving up on my BG control. I gave up because my BG levels have been sooooo bad after I had to stop taking metformin and it seems like nothing has helped.

Still I truly believe my diabetes control is completely about what I put in my mouth and I have had incredible success with low carb (not no carb) diets in the past. I just wanted to find one that wasn't no carb because I don't want to hurt my kidneys. Then I searched on DC and there is your post.

I'm going to bring it to my endo on Thursday. He's a great guy and we've both been struggling with my A1C problems. So I think he will be glad if I try "the experiment." What a way to put it! So motivating.

BTW - I'm a very plain woman and can eat the same menu every day over and over. In the past, I've had the same thing for lunch and breakfast for years. In fact, it's a good habit for me because I have a poor relationship with food and tend to get into bingeing (but not purging) when I eat an extremely varied diet. Salty/sweet/salty/sweet and so on. I'm often put off by the menus out there that have something different for every meal on every day for a week - not to mention the extreme shopping that has to be done when you follow that kind of a menu.

RosalieM 2015-01-12 16:51:39 -0600 Report

I can eat the same menu over and over too. I have had a half of cup of mixed nuts every morning for breakfast for over 8 years. I am not tired of them yet.
I eat the same diet as James does and have no problem controlling my blood sugar and weight. It just works.
for my breakfast

RosalieM 2015-01-06 10:35:56 -0600 Report

I can't improve on your diet as it is so good. But a tip. About once a week, I cut up fruit including a can of pineapple. Then I add oranges, apples, berries, sour cherries and sugar free canned apricots, peaches etc. (no bananas) The pineapple juice keeps the apples from turning brown. I have a large bowl of this fruit mixture in the refrigerator. For one meal I will have vegetables and another one some of this fruit. It is handy to have on hand but also in each serving you have a little of many fruits and the nutrients that come with them. Because our diets needs to be limited, we can be short of some important vitamins and minerals the variety of small amount of many fruits guards against that. I eat a banana every day after my exercise. The exercise takes care of the starch and sugar in the banana. Sometimes a little timing helps too.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-08 22:17:51 -0600 Report

I am so going to try that, It sounds yummy. Right now I eat a bowl of cold cereal and 1 piece of dry toast. and for lunch a salad and sandwich and then for dinner I eat heavy, a big meal. I have to eat a big meal to get my BG up enough to be able to go to bed.

RebDee 2014-12-25 09:32:09 -0600 Report

Since my bariatric sleeve surgery, and my decision to eat according to my NO WHITE (breads, rice, noodles, potatoes) diet, I pretty much follow the James Baker Diet except that I LOVE Brussel Sprouts and because I need the potassium, an occasional banana.
James, do you eat any cheese? It is my favorite food, including mozzerella, string, soft cheese, riccotta, and cottage cheese. I will eat that instead of eggs as I don't know if I am allowed to have eggs every day.
I like the idea of calling your diet an "experiment."

jayabee52 2015-01-06 00:40:04 -0600 Report

Dee, I can eat cheese but due to my kidney disease I should not. I avoid cheeses and most dairy products with the exception of cottage cheese.

I wouldn't know about the eggs for bariatric meal plans but for those of us who have all of our stomachs eggs is one of the best foods available. My typical breakfast recently is 2 eggs scrambled together with turkey sausage. It is either that or 3 spoonfuls of cottage cheese with pineapple tidbits mixed in.

RebDee 2015-01-06 10:23:23 -0600 Report

How about yogurt? Specifically Greek yogurt?

jayabee52 2015-01-31 22:24:31 -0600 Report

Dee the only dairy I consume is whey powder (for protein) and cottage cheese (4%) for the protein and the fat intake.

Due to my Kidney issues and dialysis, I have been warned off from other dairy products.

RosalieM 2014-12-11 17:48:33 -0600 Report

James your diet is really good. Mine is similar. I have no trouble not gaining weight. I experiment all the time it makes being diabetic interesting and challenging instead of a burden. I do classes for diabetics. A guy who weighs 340 pounds called me because he wants to lose weight. I gave him the same diet over the phone to get him started before he attends a class in two weeks.
If he follows your diet and mine, I am confident he will lose.

Bamb 2014-12-08 01:59:28 -0600 Report

James, So glad you shared this. May i ask how you make you're meatballs?

jayabee52 2014-12-08 09:50:39 -0600 Report

yes you can ask —- LoL —-
Actually i make them with a mixture of turkey sausage, ground beef and egg. Sometime I add a little ground flax seed in to replace the oatmeal I used to use, I try to make the sausage and the ground beef equal quantities but other than that nothing else is really measured. I am kind of a "dump cook".

Bamb 2014-12-08 01:54:25 -0600 Report

Starting on this meal plan tomorrow. Sounds perfect for me. Also, i get my latest A1c tomorrow so i have a starting point.

Sally926 2014-11-11 23:48:45 -0600 Report

This sounds vey good & I have been considering doing the same. I always am able to lose the weight, as well as manage my diabetes when I do a low carb diet. Lately I just can't seem to stay motivated to stick with it more than a couple of days.

Any suggestions there?

Thx James for sharing!

jayabee52 2014-11-12 10:42:43 -0600 Report

I kinda make it a game, Sally.

I also don't call it a "diet" because diets are usually seen as temporary, and then we go back to how we really eat when that is over.

I have been able to follow this plan for 3 + yrs because this is how I really eat now.

I was hooked on it when I noticed my weight loss (pants fitting looser). I also wanted to stop the use of insulin injections and that was the way to accomplsh this

Don't know if my rambling answer is helpful to you, but I pray it is


RebDee 2015-02-01 01:16:44 -0600 Report

James, you are correct. I have to stop calling what I eat "a diet" and for sure, I must stop saying "losing weight" because when you lose something, you try to find it and I really want it gone. I still have 20 lbs to get rid of before I can have my panniculectomy which is my immediate goal for 2015.
I enjoy eating Yoplait Greek yogurt with a cut up strawberry and some cashew nuts. That way I get a fruit, protein, and the nuts provide oil. I also use one tsp of coconut oil per day. But I like as my protein, either fish, chicken, turkey, but not red meat. I also use Premier Protein Drink in either chocolate, vanilla or strawberry to compensate for a meal. I do eat eggs, either hard boiled, over easy, or omelet style with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions,and swiss cheese but no toast or potatoes. If I go to a restaurant, I ask for tomatoes instead of potatoes, and fruit as my side. I enjoy most fruits but not a lot at one time. One strawberry, a few blueberries, a small apple, are my favorites - not at once.
So we each have taken Jayabee's diet and modified it to fit our own lifestyle. BTW James, I love brussel sprouts. Thanks for your helpful hints.

Sally926 2014-11-12 12:37:41 -0600 Report

Very helpful! I am not on insulin but I do know this also needs to become my way of life plan. I drive a truck, I try to do all my meals in the truck. What is your opinion on the "Juicing with Joe" program ?

jayabee52 2015-02-01 01:55:46 -0600 Report

Howdy Sally
I had not heard of that previously, so I had to research it. Here is what is online which has a positive spin on it ~

Here is a little more negative spin on it ~

And then I saw Joe was on "Dr" Oz, who I consider a media whore and medical huckster which in my mind questions the validity of Joe's promotions..

For those of us with diabetes juicing may not be a good way to get our BG numbers under control. Yes I understand that he does not juice but more purees the foods, which is better for us. But I cannot help think that solid food of all types (with the exception of starchy veggies and products made with grains) is vastly better. After all, he is basicly promoting a Vegetarian, or even a Vegan meal plan. It is quite difficlult to get all the essential amino acids which one would get quite easily by eating like an omniovore who includes protein in the meal plan.

I understand the difficulties of meals in a truck. However with a little bit of ingenuitiy those difficulties may be overcome.

God's best to you


lou2u 2014-11-06 13:37:33 -0600 Report

Thanks, James.

jayabee52 2014-11-06 21:09:25 -0600 Report

Howdy Lou
You're welcome. Did you have any thoughts re this meal plan? It would be appreciated if you commented what your feelings about this might be, either positive or negative. (I am a big boy, I can take a negative review


kirarivas 2014-11-04 13:49:30 -0600 Report

Thank you for posting this James, Is good to know about the bananas, I didn't know I shouldn't include them in my diet, so, I actually just had one a few minutes ago. Everything else seems similar to the plan I made for myself already, one question though, What are your thoughts on cereals like All Bran or other whole wheat/whole grain products in general. Also, when reading nutrition labels, how many grams of sugar would you say are acceptable?

jayabee52 2014-11-06 21:06:16 -0600 Report

Howdy Kira
I don't eat any products made with grain as they IMHO are too loaded with carbs to be valuable to me. If you wish to eat them you might wish to go back into the original post and about in the middle of the post there will be a link which Indicates how to test foods and determine whether or not they play nice with your particular metabolism. I used it to rule out eating of oatmeal (which was a favorite breakfast for me). So you can determine yourself what works for you.

Thank you for commenting!

God's best to you

lilleyheidi 2014-10-13 03:13:13 -0500 Report

This looks great Steve, thanks. I try to stay under 40 carbs per meal, except at breakfast I do eat Shredded Wheat cereal or oatmeal with some berries and 1/2 cup skim milk which brings my carbs up a bit higher. For lunch i usually have 1/2 cup chicken or tuna salad on a low carb wrap and dinner is usually a chicken or beef and veggie or black bean soup with no (or very little) brown rice. I am losing weight but it is very slow, about a pound per week, but the endocrinologist says that is typical to lose slow or not at all when you are on insulin. My endo is lowering my insulin dose as my BG numbers have been on the low side especially in the mornings and between breakfast and lunch.
Thanks so much for posting this, i will review this again and again as i "tweak" my eating plan.
God Bless, Heidi

jeb43l 2014-10-12 23:55:35 -0500 Report

I like what you are doing. My meds(metformin and hyazzar) for type 2 was making me sick and waking up with headache. I decide to try alternatives (herbs) and I notice that I don't wake up with headaches and stomach aches. I did start removing or lower the portion of a lot carbs and lost 11 pounds. I was shock and weighed myself about 2 more times to make sure I was not tripping. LOL

haoleboy 2014-09-20 17:53:57 -0500 Report

James, having looked over your experiment several times I have a couple questions, if you don't mind …
what do you figure your daily carb intake is?
it is obviously low carb, high protein but virtually no fat. Is that due to your kidney issues.


jayabee52 2014-09-20 22:40:09 -0500 Report

I don't mind at all steve!~

carb intake varies at 35 to 50 per meal depending on the vegetable and (especially) the fruit.

I didn't have the kidney issues in mind when I set the plan up, but by the time I wrote this up I was becoming aware of my kidney numbers sliding back toward dialysis range. (I had a round of dialysis for 10 mo in 2006-07. then I was told to DC the dialysis cause my kidney numbers improved enough) So I was aware that I needed to look into that style of eating again, but hadn't come to the place where I really needed to do so.

I actually, about 5 mo into the experiment decided to increase my fat intake (olive oil, mostly) because my face was looking rather gaunt. I wanted to have a little "extra" on me in case I got really sick.

There were fruits and veggies which were recommended I not consume due to kidney issues. For instance, tomatoes. (Too much potassium.)

I also needed to rethink how I prepared foods I ate. I used to not worry about the liquid in the cans of veggies or fruits, In fact, I'd just drink them or include them in any soup I was making. Not anymore as I need to minimize sodium (veggies) or potassium (some veggies and most fruits) which were in the juice with the item. Now I dump them into a strainer and allow the juice to drain away and then rinse them under cold water.

Those are a few of the ways my menu has changed since I started dialysis again.

Most folks don't have serious kidney issues so I don't do another meal plan which is more kidney friendly.

haoleboy 2014-09-20 23:00:28 -0500 Report

my 'daily diet' is similar … just no fruit and a lot more fat. my daily target for total carbs is 50 (or less). Like you I was getting "a bit gaunt" and that is when I increased the fats … coconut oil, butter, hard cheeses, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt.

deewoelling 2014-08-23 16:19:09 -0500 Report

this is awesome, keep it going i eat chicken and turkey and fish i stay away from luncheon meats ,white bread i do eat rice but not with everything i also use a lot of veggies ,,,,,one day i will do this but not now,, thanks for sharing your amazing journey with us

jayabee52 2014-08-23 17:07:40 -0500 Report

good that you're avoiding lunch meats and white bread. I am wondering why you'd do the plan later but not now?

deewoelling 2014-08-23 19:25:15 -0500 Report

i have to sit and think bout what i want to say end i'm watching the Saints play football plus i just finished my dinner

Debster_386 2014-08-23 14:05:16 -0500 Report

I think it sounds great James. What is crust less quiche ? Never heard of it. I have a George Foreman grill : ) I think I will give this a go. Thanks so much! : )

debcox 2014-08-23 16:06:42 -0500 Report

I make crustless quiche all the time and it is delicious. If you want the recipe, let me know.

Debster_386 2014-08-23 18:04:42 -0500 Report

Hi Deb… Yes please , that be wonderful ! thank you : O )

debcox 2014-08-23 21:09:36 -0500 Report

Crustless Spinach Quiche

6-8 servings

1 T vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 10-oz package frozen spinach (thawed & squeezed to remove as much moisture as possible)
5 eggs
3/4 pound Muenster cheese, grated (can substitute cheese mixture as part of the cheese total)
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if using glass pan, heat to 325 degrees)

Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until wilted.
Add spinach; cook until excess moisture is evaporated. Let cool.

Beat eggs in bowl, add cheese. Stir into cooled spinach mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe can be doubled — I usually use a dozen eggs when doubling the recipe.

Turn into greased pie plate. Bake until tester comes out clean (Approx. 40-45 minutes).

To make quiche muffins: spray muffin pans with cooking spray; pour equal amounts of the quiche mixture into the muffin pans. The above recipe makes 12 muffins. Cook for 22 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned and a knife comes out clean.

Carbohydrates per serving: 5

I use muenster cheese because my friends & I love it but my sister uses Irish cheese and my chef friend uses a three cheese mixture. Basically, you can use any cheese you like. If you want the recipe for Crustless Mini Quiche Lorraine, let me know.

jayabee52 2014-08-23 17:05:04 -0500 Report

may I suggest posting it in the recipes section of DC?

debcox 2014-08-24 09:15:47 -0500 Report

Sorry, I'm new and did not know there was a recipe section. I'll remember that for next time.

jayabee52 2014-08-25 04:05:37 -0500 Report

All you'd need to do is copy the various components of the recipe and then post them in the proper place.

Scroll to the top and you'll see the "recipes" link (for ease I open that link in a new window)