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Quiche Lorraine

Originating in the Alsace-Lorraine region of northeastern France, quiche Lorraine is now a popular dish throughout the world. A traditional quiche Lorraine consists of a pastry shell filled with a mixture of eggs, cream and cheese-a gourmet's delight, but not a dieter's dream.

Always up to the challenge, FoodFit executive Chef Bonnie Moore was able to take this classic French dish and bring it into the 21st century. With a few changes and additions, we were able to cut over 300 calories, an amazing 40 grams of fat and 21 grams of saturated fat, along with half the cholesterol!

Bonnie was able to make these changes by:

  • Eliminating the pastry crust and using sliced potatoes as the crust
  • Using low-fat milk instead of heavy whipping cream
  • Substituting half of the Gruyere cheese with Parmesan cheese, which is lower in fat
  • Using Canadian bacon instead of regular and reducing the amount used overall

Main Ingredients
1 pastry crust
3 eggs
1 cups heavy cream
cup onion
cup Gruyere cheese
6 slices bacon

Main Ingredients
3 eggs
1 cups low-fat milk
2 teaspoons olive oil
medium onion
1 pounds potatoes
cup Gruyere cheese
cup Parmesan cheese
4 slices Canadian bacon


Calories: 554 Total Fat: 49 g
Saturated Fat: 24 g
Cholesterol: 223 mg
Sodium: 390 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 20 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 16 g
Percent Calories from Fat: 76%
Percent Calories from Protein: 11%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate: 14%

Calories: 228
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 126 mg
Sodium: 426 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 16 g
Percent Calories from Fat: 32%
Percent Calories from Protein: 26%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate: 42%

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