Mini pepper quiches are not a proper quiche without the crust, are they? Whilst I love a crustless quiche and obviously, they are often made low-calorie like my onion quiche it just is not the same. These quiche boats using taco shells are so much better and like a proper quiche with a crust
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density.
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as any given are approximate.
Eating these quiches for weight loss
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances.
It is of course important to check any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
These quiches work out currently at 3.5 syns each on Slimming World (for the taco boats) so not too bad at all and really easy to make this tortilla boat quiche!
Budget shopping tips for mini quiches
I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard-to-find ingredients.
I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than on expensive ingredients, wouldn’t we?
Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!
Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.
Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye out for those too to save money. Whilst I prefer to use fresh vegetables in this recipe you can use frozen but they will not set as easily.
Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.
What is Quark?
It is a soft cheese made with skimmed milk. It’s rather like Philadelphia in its consistency and, due to the fat-free aspect of it, there is little flavour. Because of this, quark on its own is not often enjoyed.
Quark is, due to its limited flavour, very versatile and useful in some great recipes. I frequently use it in both sweet and savoury recipes and share a variety of my favourite quark recipes.
If you are eating healthily then you may have difficulty in finding lunches for work. These mini quiches are just one of many amazing lunch ideas I have found so do check out my other recipes for more ideas.
If you take lunch then you are so much less likely to buy food which inevitably will be less healthy. Taking a variety of food throughout the week to work keeps your lunchtimes interesting and stops you from getting bored.
Even if, like me, you work alone at home it can make such a difference having your food already prepared for you. Why not give it a go and make sure you build a variety of lunches into your weekly meal plan.
More recipes you might enjoy
If this mini crustless quiche recipe has made you realise you should use quark more and are looking for more recipes with it check out my ultimate quark recipe list.
This is the perfect recipe to take for a Slimming World group taster session or a buffet. Check out lots more ideas in my taster guide.
This is a great recipe for an easy lunch. You can find more lunch ideas guide.
Are you looking for some picnic and outdoor dining ideas? I have a huge guide full of ideas.
Mini quiches with crusts
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 Quiches 1x
- Category: Snack or main meal
- Method: Oven
- Diet: Low Calorie
Delicious quiches with a crust which is not pastry but just as tasty!
8 24g Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Tortillas Others can be used but syn values may be different
250 Grams Garlic and Herb Quark
6 Large Eggs (Beaten)
1 Red Pepper (deseeded and diced)
1 Yellow Pepper (deseeded and diced)
4 Spring Onions (finely Sliced)
Preheat oven to 200°c.
Place all the tortillas into a large roasting tin so they are not squashed in and hold their shape.
Mix together well the beaten eggs and quark.
Split the spring onions, red pepper and yellow peppers evenly between all the tortillas. Just place the diced pieces inside each tortilla.
Pour the egg and quark mixture over the vegetables in the tortillas so all are filled evenly.
Cook in the centre of the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the quiche mixture is set and the shell crispy.
If the Quiches are not eaten immediately or when cooled then the tortilla bases will soften. They can be briefly put under the grill to crisp again or enjoyed as they are.
Use the plain Tortillas not the kits which include other things you do not need for this recipe.
If you use the smaller mini tortillas then adjust the syns accordingly as they are currently 2 syns each on Slimming World.
Keywords: Tortilla boats, quiche
This is brilliant! Thank you so much.