Chicken bell pepper quiche cups are a delicious, low carb meal that’s perfect to serve any time of the day. Packed with protein from chicken and black beans, this is a lean and healthy, crustless quiche!
When life throws you a curve ball, a big plate of comfort food makes the day a little bit better. These bell pepper quiche cups are easy to make and filled with fluffy quiche. Tender, healthy bell peppers wrapped around baked eggs? Yes, please!
I really hope that as you read this post, things are going well in your life. If they aren’t, please know that I’ve had you on my mind and in my prayers. I don’t know if the alignment of the stars is all screwed up or what, but more of my friends than not have had a horrible week. Sick kids, health problems of their own, work issues, emotional breakdowns, financial difficulties, nasty temptations staring them in the eyes, spouses and significant others that should be hung up by their underwear onto a clothesline for their bad behavior… the list just keeps on growing.
Let’s just call it what it is and drag those freakin’ skeletons out of the closet, because sometimes life on life’s terms is complete crap!
Times like that are when I turn to comfort food meals like chicken bell pepper quiche cups!
POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND HOPE: As rough patches come in with the tide, they also EVENTUALLY roll back out to sea, leaving still, clear water in their absence.
MY ADVICE: Although I’m not a mental health professional or a doctor, I’ve been around the “quickly losing my sanity” block enough times in my life that I’ve gathered up some choice pieces of wisdom that have helped me through the challenging times.
- There’s power in prayer
I don’t care if you want pray to God, Allah, Buddah, the stars, or a bar of chocolate. Find someone or something that you believe has a higher standing and more power in your life than you do, then channel your negative thoughts through that higher power. I find a quiet place, drop to my knees, and cry out to God through prayer.
Release all of your cares to that being and allow it to take control over the situation.
- Worry doesn’t work, but sleep does!
Worrying about your problem won’t make it go away, so you may as well sleep. Your body needs rest to deal with stress. If you have a hard time sleeping, turn on some relaxing music, and/or use aromatherapy. Lavender is an essential oil that soothes the body and mind! Drink some chamomile tea, or have someone give you a massage. Stay away from caffeine, alcohol, and all stimulants, and use deep breathing techniques.
- Keep your body well fed.
When I feel down and out, I usually run for my nearest stash of ‘naughty’ food. Salty chips slathered with dip, a pan of fudgy brownies, a pint of ice cream, a trough full of melted cheese…you get the idea.
High carb foods give my body a temporary jolt of sugared energy, spiking my blood sugar long enough for me to think that my problems are getting better. Shortly after, I crash and burn like a 4-year-old on a bike with no training wheels. Instead of the junk, fill your body with lean proteins, leafy greens and other veggies, and healthy fats.
As a matter of fact, these bell pepper quiche cups fit that healthy food list perfectly. Lean chicken, black beans, healthy veggies, and some low fat cheese.
SUMMARY – No matter how much is on your plate right now, there’s always room for one more good bite, so enjoy it.
I hope you love this healthy chicken bell pepper quiche cups recipe.
Bell Pepper Quiche Cups
- 2 large bell peppers cut in half top to bottom, seeded and ribs removed
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup heavy cream (for less fat and calories, use half & half or any grade of regular milk)
- 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) poached chicken breast diced into small pieces
- 1/2 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup Gruyere (or other hard white) cheese grated
- 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F
- In a small bowl, combine the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- Place the bell pepper halves into a small oven-proof casserole dish, Place them as close together as possible to prevent them from tipping over.
- Layer the ingredients evenly into each pepper, starting with the beans first, then the cheese, and finally the cheese. The peppers will be approximately 3/4 full. Slowly pour the egg mixture into each shell until they are filled to the top.
- Sprinkle a layer of bread crumbs over the top of each pepper and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the egg mixture has set (and is no longer "jiggly") and the bread crumbs are lightly browned.