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Impress Mom with a healthy brunch

There are countless ways to celebrate Mom, and cooking for her is one of the best. If you plan on inviting Mom over for brunch, consider making this cheesy egg bake. Not only will this impress Mom, but the main ingredient, eggs, are good for your eyes. In fact, lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients found in egg yolks, work together to reduce your risk of developing cataracts. 

Plan ahead and prepare this dish the night before so you can spend more time with Mom on Mother's Day. Follow the recipe through step three, then cover and refrigerate until you're ready to bake. Because the eggs will be colder, you'll need to increase the baking time to 40 to 45 minutes. 

Serve and enjoy celebrating Mom! 

Ingredients

nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups fresh arugula
2 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
10 large eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9-by-11-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, toss arugula and spinach together. Dump into prepared pan.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and black pepper. Pour over arugula and spinach mixture, making an even layer. Sprinkle cheese on top.

4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until eggs are set.

5. Cool slightly, cut into 3-by-3-inch squares and enjoy warm.

Makes 9 servings

Recipe contains: milk, egg

Carb choices per serving: 0

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