God cares as much about our physical health as He does about our spiritual well being. Many of us try hard to eat better, exercise more because we want to feel good in our bodies. I’ve struggled with my weight off and on and I know the difference in how I feel when I’m overweight vs. when I’m not.
When we first moved to Oregon in 2012, I was severely overweight. I could hardly walk and when I did it was not without pain. After living here for a few years and breathing better air as we live off the ocean, I started to feel better. To get exercise meant that I would need to at least walk and it was hard at first, but over time got easier and I started losing weight.
Next is eating healthier. When I ran my former food blog, “Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet“, I shared a lot of healthy dishes and I thought periodically to share some of those recipes here on GUIG. So to kick off this new category, I’m sharing this broccoli pie recipe and I hope you try it out!
I wasn’t always a big fan of broccoli but I like it now and it’s even more delicious when cheese is melted over it! Added with tomatoes and this dish won’t disappoint.
2 cups chopped broccoli
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
1/4 cup basil leaves torn
Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli; cover and heat to boiling. Cook about 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain thoroughly.
Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper, and cheese in pie plate. Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate. Top with the tomatoes and basil.
Then, bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes and serve. Top with more basil if you like. Enjoy!